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How to Create PDF Forms on Mac

Do not know how to create PDF forms on Mac? Try the professional PDF form creator for Mac. With it, only in 4 steps, you’ll create an excellent PDF form on your Mac.

Margarete Cotty
Published: May 18,2015 17:15 pm / Updated: Jun 18,2015 19:10 pm

Can't create PDF forms on a Mac with Preview? It seems Apple has equipped Preview with everything: review PDF files, mark up PDF with tools, delete & merge PDF pages, etc. However, the only thing it cannot do is to create PDF forms in Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion. In this case, to create PDF form on a Mac, you should never rely on Preview, but a professional PDF form creator for Mac. Here, I'd like to recommend you Wondershare PDFelement for Mac – an awesome PDF form maker for Mac. You can use it to create your own stylish form. Follow steps below to learn how to create PDF froms on Mac.


Step 1:Download PDF Form Creator for Mac

Click to download the installation package for the Mac PDF form creating tool. After getting the .dmg file, install it on your computer. If you have a Windows computer, you can try PDF Form Creator for Windows - Wondershare PDFelement.


Step 2:Download a PDF form template

Generally, it will take a long time to create a PDF form in Mac. One way to make it efficient to create PDF forms in Mac is to start with PDF form templates, rather than start from scratch. So in this case, before you begin to create a PDF form in Mac, you should get a template. You can download PDF form templates from our template page (Free download the frequently used PDF form template here) or on the Internet. It's fairly easy to find a PDF form template you need.


Step 3:Open a PDF form template on Mac

Launch the PDF Form Maker for Mac. When you launch it, a window will pop up, asking you to browse for the PDF template which you're going to use. Open the PDF form template with the PDF Form Creator for Mac.


Step 4:Create a PDF form on Mac from a template

By default, when opening a PDF form template on Mac, all the interactive fields will be highlighted. This is the mode for filling out a form on Mac. To create a PDF form from the template on Mac, you should click Forms on the tools panel to enter the editing mode. By doing this, all the interactive fields will be editable and a floating Menu pops up, offering you form elements like checkboxes, radio buttons, text fields and so on.

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  • Draw PDF form elements. Click one of the elements on the floated menu. Move mouse over a blank area to draw checkboxes, radio buttons, list box, etc. After adding an element, you can set the properties for the interactive field by double clicking. To align added interactive fields, go to Form Menu to select one of the Align options.

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  • Modify an existing field. Click to select the field. And then press Delete key to delete it. Or move your mouse to adjust its size. To change its properties, double click it.
  • Add new or revise text. Click Touchup tool, move mouse to the blank area to click. And then type in text.

This is about how to create a PDF form in OS X (Yosemite included) with the professional Mac PDF Creator – Wondershare PDFelement for Mac. Download a free trial version to create your own stylish PDF forms right now!

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