Quick question for the deep Mac experts here: my accountant gives me my tax organizer as a PDF. Last year, for my 2018 taxes, all I had to do was open the PDF in Preview and fill it out as an online form (check boxes, fill in text boxes, etc.)
This year I opened my 2019 organizer PDF and Preview did not recognize it as a form. The only way I can edit it is by manually using the Markup bar, which would take forever.
Then, thinking it was a change in Preview (I upgraded to a new Mac and Catalina last December), I tried opening my 2018 tax organizer in Preview. And sure enough, it was no longer editable as a form in Preview either.
So I thought, maybe I need to use a PDF editor. So I bought PDF Pen from Smile Software (which I love), opened the PDF. And it is still not editable.
So then I went back to my old machine (a 2015 MacBook Pro still running Mohave) and sure enough, BOTH PDFs were editable as forms.
So what’s going on? Why can’t Preview under Catalina edit a PDF form? Can anyone clear up this mystery for me?