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There are many different ways of creating a fillable form, you can either use the Microsoft Word to create a form or an appropriate PDF editor. Creating a fillable form in the Microsoft Word requires complex options and editing tools to use. Similarly, making a PDF fillable form is not a child's play. In this article, I will tell you how to make a PDF fillable with PDFelement.

3 Steps to Make A PDF Fillable

Making PDF form fillable in PDFelement is pretty easy. Here's the complete step by step guide to accomplish your task.

Step 1. Open Your PDF

The very first step is to open your with PDFelement. Launch the program and click on the "Open File" button to select the form that you want to fill.

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Step 2. Make a PDF Form Fillable Automatically

After opening your non-fillable PDF file in the program, there are two methods for you to make it fillable. If your PDF file already contains tables, lines or boxes in it, then you can go to the "Form">"Form Field Recognition" button to make the PDF file fillable automatically.

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Step 3. Make a PDF Form Fillable Manually

If your PDF file does not contain any table, and you just want others to fill in some places, then you can make a PDF with fillable fields manually as you want. Click the "Form" > "Text Field", "Check box", "Radio button" or "combo box" buttons to add anywhere you want on the PDF page. Double-click the added fields to open its properties, then you can set the properties as you want.

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Why Choose PDFelement to Make PDF Form Fillable

PDFelement is one perfect application available for both the Windows OS and Mac OS X and works smoothly on these two operating systems. It will cover all the aspect of the perfect PDF editor, reader, annotate, creator, form filler and even the converter. Yes, you can easily create PDF files or edit PDF in any possible way. You can even edit scanned PDF files.

In aspect of forms creating, you can add text fields, check box, radio button, list box (drop-down menu) and even the signature. If you import your forms to PDFelment, it will automatically detect the fillable fields and these can be filled using the text or selecting the appropriate option. You can either convert the PDF forms to the Word, Excel, PowerPoint or even the simple text document to send different users.

In addition to the above method, you can also convert PDF form to fillable Excel sheet for your ease. Click on the "To Excel" button under the "Home" tab. On the next screen, select the number of pages that you want to convert PDF to Excel and change the location for the output file. Finally, Click on the "Save" button to save the file to excel sheet.

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