Category: Adobe

Adding Action Buttons to a Form in Acrobat Pro

If you played along in previous posts then you’ve learned how to start with a form created in Microsoft Word, convert it to Adobe Acrobat PDF, and then recognize the fields so that people can use their computer to enter data in the form and then save the results. Those tips by themselves should save you a lot of work. But what if we could give the person filling out the form a way to send it back to you, …

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Making a PDF Form that Allows Users to Save Data

If you don’t already know it, you’ll quickly run into a basic issue when making forms in Adobe Acrobat: you are using Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, but most of your users are probably using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The difference is simple: the Pro version of the program costs money while the Reader version is free. In days of yore that meant that your users could fill in your form and print it out, but they couldn’t …

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Creating a Form that Users Can Complete on their Computer

Long considered the Holy Grail of forms, giving users the ability to fill-in a form using their computers has become the standard in most offices today. With a little bit of know-how and the correct software, I think that you’ll find it is much easier to do than you ever imagined. I have covered Creating a Fill-in-the-Blank Form in Microsoft Word and Converting a Word Document to PDF in previous Tips. Now it’s time to learn how to add the …

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Converting a Word Document to PDF

Originally planned as Part II of a series of Tips on how to create a fill-in-the-blank form, I realized that the information is applicable to almost everyone. Before I get started, it’s worth noting that there are several ways to create a PDF, and none are better or worse. Also, you should always be aware that you are creating a second file. If your first file was a Microsoft Word file called example.docx, you’ll find you are creating a PDF …

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