How To Make A PDF Fillable
PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of the most widely used document formats in the world. It is popular among businesses individuals who want to share documents securely ensure the integrity of the document. However sometimes you may want to make a PDF fillable so that people can easily fill in information complete forms electronically. Here are the steps to create a fillable PDF.
Step 1: Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat
You will need the Adobe Acrobat program to make a PDF fillable. If you do not have it installed on your computer you can download it from the Adobe website. Once you have launched Acrobat open the PDF you want to make fillable.
Step 2: Add form fields
Once you have opened the PDF in Acrobat click on “Tools” in the top menu bar select “Prepare Form”. This will open the Form Editing Mode. You can then select the form fields you want to add from the toolbar on the right-hside of the window. The toolbar contains different types of form fields such as text fields radio buttons check boxes drop-down menus more. Simply drag drop the fields onto the PDF document where you want them to appear.
Step 3: Customize the form fields
Once you have added the fields you can customize them to suit your needs. You can change the size font color of the text fields choose the number of options for radio buttons drop-down menus add help text to guide users. You can also set the order in which the fields are filled decide whether fields are required or optional.
Step 4: Save the fillable PDF
After you have added customized the form fields save the PDF file. Go to “File” in the top menu bar select “Save As”. Choose the location where you want to save the file give it a name that indicates it is a fillable PDF. Then click on the “Save” button.
That’s it! You have successfully created a fillable PDF document. This document can now be shared with others who can fill it out electronically then save it to their computer.
With Adobe Acrobat it is easy to create a fillable PDF that is user-friendly professional-looking. By following the steps above you can create a document that saves you time by eliminating the need for manual data entry. Whether you are creating a job application or a survey a fillable PDF is an excellent tool for gathering information.