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1845773 - How to export a report to an editable PDF from Crystal Reports?

Symptom

  • When exporting a report to PDF format from Crystal Reports, all fields are static.
  • Is it possible to export a report to an editable PDF document from Crystal Reports?
  • How to generate an editable PDF or PDF with form fields that allows entry of text from Crystal Reports?

Environment

  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016
           
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.0
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.2

Cause

  • Crystal Report and Crystal Reports for Enterprise generates static PDF document only.

Resolution

  • Crystal Report and Crystal Reports for Enterprise does not have option to generates editable PDF document.

Keywords

fillable adobe CR CR2011 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , How To

Product

SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016