Last month, I came across a requirement where we had to create form fields in PDF, that is, just as we fill form fields in a webpage, a similar sort of form fields should appear in the PDF and the user should be able to enter the details directly into the PDF. In this blog, I would like to share with you how such fields can be created in PDF.
Here are the steps you need to follow.
Step 1: First we have to create the form in MS Word using tables (screen below). Then access a form location on your destination drive.
Step 2: Save the file as a PDF file format.
Step 3: Open the Save PDF file in Adobe Acrobat PRO.
Step 4: Click the Create button and select “PDF form or online form” from the dropdown list.
Step 5: Select the default “From Existing Document” and click the Next button.
Step 6: Select the “Current Document” and click the Continue button.
Step 7: The document comes with interactive text boxes inserted. Click the OK Button now.
Step 8: You can modify or delete the boxes or insert the desired options; see the below heightened image.
Add text box, check box, radio button, dropdown and OK buttons.
Step 9: Select Preview to view your new form once the editing is done. The preview of your new PDF filling form is shown in the image below.
Step 10: Select the destination drive in your system
Save As Other = >Reader Extended PDF => Enable More Tools
Step 11: Select Save Now.
Step 12: Again, find the destination drive and save with the new file name.
Navigate the folder location where your files are saved.
Now the saved PDF file is available to recipients as a fillable form that can be edited, saved, printed, and emailed.
Things to Remember:
1: Don’t copy and paste create cells because those duplicate input options created individually?
2: If you do not close the document, you will not be able to save the file with the Adobe’s extended reader options.