I've come across a PDF form, whose editable fields turn black when, after completing the form, I try to:

  • duplicate
  • move
  • print, or
  • email

the form.

Here's what the form looks like when I download it. enter image description here

And here's what it looks like when I try to take any of those actions listed above. enter image description here

Note: I didn't create the PDF, and I don't have (or want) Adobe Acrobat professional on my machine.

Has anyone else seen this before? (I have a workaround, which I'll share below.)


This is workaround, but it does the trick.

Use the print function to "print" a new version of the completed pdf enter image description here

This seems to restore the grey beneath the filled-in text, like so... enter image description here

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