Healthcare.gov won't allow SumatraPDF to open pdf files


#1

The pdfs on this site won’t download. I understand I can’t fill out the forms with SumatraPDF but now instead of the form I want I get a different pdf file that says I need to install Adobe Reader. I used to be able to downloads and read them. Is Adobe now creating ‘pdf’ files that only they can use?

https://www.healthcare.gov/exemption-form-instructions/


#2

Yes these PDF containers with self modifying forms are for Adobe desktop (Win/Mac) e.g.not 3rd party or adobe android readers

Examples of PDF software with some support of XFA rendering include Adobe Reader (for Windows, Mac OS X), Nuance PDF Reader (partial support),[ PDF-XChange Viewer (partial support),[Foxit Reader (partial support).

more info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFA