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how do I make a pdf fillable

New Here ,
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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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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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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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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