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Fillable PDF


Is it possible to upload a fillable PDF as an assignment and have it keep the fillable fields? Every time I upload the assignment it shows up as a read only.


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    Charles Black Official comment

    Hi Amanda,

    Schoologites have had success in the past when they Flatten the PDF prior to uploading to Schoology.

    The best way to flatten any edits to a PDF so they are included in the submission viewer is using the Print to PDF functionality in Adobe. 

    Use the steps below to re-save and upload a PDF to Schoology successfully:

    1. 1. Open the PDF in Adobe on your device.
    2. 2. Click Print.
    3. 3. In the Printer field, select Print to PDF (this may be titled differently based on your OS)
    4. 4. Save the PDF as a new file.
    5. 5. Upload the new file to Schoology.

    More options for flattening a PDF can be found on Adobe's website.

    Let us know if this process works out for you. We'll also be adding this information in the form of a Help Center article soon!

    Thank you for your participation in the Community, Amanda!

    Knowledge Management & Community Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

    Edited by Charles Black
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