Using Excel Data to fill out an Adobe Fillable PDF

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Apr 18, 2017 Apr 18, 2017

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Hi there. I have an excel file of inventory that I'd like to put into an adobe PDF form. I've named all of the data categories exactly how they appear on the form and I've changed to file format to a text tab deliminated text file. When I try to import this data into the form I get the error message, "could not load data from the text file." Additionally, even when the data begins to work and it shows a list of all the data I get an error message saying "some data in the text file was not imported successfully" and the form remains blank. I really need assistance automating this process as I have hundreds of forms to complete. I'm not sure if this is a factor in my issue, but I am only filling out some of the forms on the data sheet and am leaving others blank. I have tried creating a txt file with all of the categories and put in information to see if that was the issue but I still got an error message.

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Adobe Employee , Apr 18, 2017 Apr 18, 2017

Hi Oliviak54094685,

As mentioned above, the error message that you received during import so is it with one particular excel file or have you tried with a different one as well?

You may refer to the forum thread Import data from Excel into fillable pdf using Acrobat XI Pro - is it possible? How?  and follow the steps mentioned in that and let us know if there is any trouble importing the file.

Regards,

Akanchha

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 18, 2017 Apr 18, 2017

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Hi Oliviak54094685,

As mentioned above, the error message that you received during import so is it with one particular excel file or have you tried with a different one as well?

You may refer to the forum thread Import data from Excel into fillable pdf using Acrobat XI Pro - is it possible? How?  and follow the steps mentioned in that and let us know if there is any trouble importing the file.

Regards,

Akanchha

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Jul 06, 2020 Jul 06, 2020

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Hello,

 

Re:  Importing data from Excel into fillable pdf form.  Can this function be used with Adobe Acrobat DC Standard version?

 

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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I am also having an issue getting any data imported into my PDF form using Adobe Acrobat DC Standard.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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What issues are you having, exactly?

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Dec 25, 2021 Dec 25, 2021

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Per the article: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2069492

 

There is no option for Tools Import from file in Adobe Acrobat Pro SC

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 27, 2021 Dec 27, 2021

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I don't know what you mean, but you can certainly import data from a tab-delimited text file into form fields in Acrobat.

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Dec 27, 2021 Dec 27, 2021

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Can you please send me a link to a video or an article that shows step by step instructions for Adobe Acrobat DC

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 27, 2021 Dec 27, 2021

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Here you go: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/collecting-pdf-form-data.html

Search for "import form data".

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Aug 08, 2022 Aug 08, 2022

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I am also looking for way to import Excel data into fillable form using Acrobat Pro. I cannot find the import data option icon on my Acrobat. Can someone tell me where can I find it  ?  Do I need to enable from the hidden menu within Acrobat ? 

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What's your version of Acrobat? And what "hidden menu"?

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