how do I make a pdf fillable

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May 08, 2018 May 08, 2018

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I had an excel form that I made into a pdf.  Now how do I make it fillable, so my agents can just put the information in.  Sorry, still pretty new to this.

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Guide , May 08, 2018 May 08, 2018

Watch some tutorials, then give it a try, come back if you get stuck.

Convert existing forms to fillable PDFs |

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May 08, 2018 May 08, 2018

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Watch some tutorials, then give it a try, come back if you get stuck.

Convert existing forms to fillable PDFs |

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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I am having an issue making my PDF, fillable for my client?  The link provided is only showing how to make a PDF?  What am I missing? TIA

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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Yeah, it seeems that link is broken... Try this one: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-form-field-basics.html

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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Hi Garyj,

 

Thank you for reaching out and hope you are doing well.

 

As you are looking for information on creating the PDF form in Acrobat, please refer to the information provided in the following help document: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/creating-distributing-pdf-forms.html 

Hope the information helps.

 

Let us know if you have any questions or need any help.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020

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OMG.  This has been a very trying task.  The links were of no help.  I already knew how to make a PDF.  I needed to make it where my client could fill out the information I was requesting.  For anyone else needing help, here are the easy steps to take.  It took me 2 seconds to do a task I have spent countless hours on.  Hope this helps the next guy.

  1. Open Acrobat: Click on the “Tools” tab and select “Prepare Form.”
  2. Select a file or scan a document: Acrobat will automatically analyze your document and add form fields.
  3. Add new form fields: Use the top toolbar and adjust the layout using tools in the right pane.
  4. Save your fillable PDF

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Thank you garyj89170320 so much for this I have been aimlessly searching the internet for how to do this! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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It's all explained in the pages we linked to: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-form.html

This is the first link on the page I provided earlier.

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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Thank you for sharing your shortcuts!  Much easier than what I was finding on the internet.

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New Here ,
Sep 16, 2021 Sep 16, 2021

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Thank you!  This is such a better response! A lot easier than I thought!

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2021 Oct 29, 2021

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OMG Gary I agree it was until I came across this thread - LEGEND!!

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New Here ,
Mar 17, 2022 Mar 17, 2022

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garyj89170320 THANK YOU! You have saved a lot of people a lot of time and frustration. Your question was simple and straight forward. Why couln't the support people answer correctly? 

 

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Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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What if I don't have Prepare Form in the Tools tab?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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What if I don't have Prepare Form in the Tools tab?


By @Beverley24063473y4mu

 

You are probably using Adobe Acrobat Reader, not Pro.

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert

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New Here ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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So Prepare Forms is only available on the Adobe Acrobat Pro and not the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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Correct.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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The instructions you listed were pretty much on the link that Meenakshi supplied. 

David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert

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Feb 09, 2022 Feb 09, 2022

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I have been tryig to make ONE column on an excel fillable and it want to make them all.. I'm tried of deleting all the extra fillables.. can't I select just the one column?

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Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022

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I'm also trying to make a fillable form. Adobe just sits there and churns - trying to convert it - its only a few pages - but it doesn't work. ANyone else with these issues?

 

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