I appreciate your pointing me in the direction of the blog. It's very informative and helpful. I read through the tutorial, paying particular attention to the section discussing date fields. The blog is correct that the drop down will bring up a small calendar when NOT in edit mode, but that field become a standard text field when the document is exported into a PDF file. The blog does not explain how to prevent this from happening. It happens even when I follow the blog's step by step directions for creating the field and exportation.
How can I prevent my date and currency fields from being converted to standard text fields when I export my document to a PDF file?