PDFelement: PDF Editor, Scanner
Edit, Convert, Annotate PDF
Edit, Annotate PDF

Easy Way to Make a PDF Form Fillable

author name

2022-09-06 10:19:44 • Filed to: How-To-Windows • Proven solutions

Wondering how to make a form fillable? There are many different ways to make PDF forms fillable. You can use tools like Microsoft Word to create a form, or you can use a PDF editor to edit PDF form. Creating a fillable form in Microsoft Word requires complex editing tools that aren't always easy to use for the average person. Making a fillable PDF form is not a bit more advanced than making other edits to PDFs. In this article, we'll cover how to make a PDF fillable with Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor.

How to Make a PDF Form Fillable with 3 Steps

Making a PDF form fillable in PDFelement is pretty easy to learn once you know the right steps. Here's the complete step-by-step guide for accomplishing this task.

Step 1. Open Your PDF

The first step is to open your PDF file using PDFelement. Click on the add button to select the PDF file you need to edit.

how to make a pdf fillable

Step 2. Make PDF Form Fillable 

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" > "Recognize" button to make the PDF form fillable automatically.

make pdf fillable

Step 3. Make a PDF Fillable Manually

If your PDF file does not contain any tables or fields already, then you can create fillable fields manually. Click on "Form" > "Add Text", "Add check box", "Add radio button" or "Add combo box" buttons to add a field anywhere you want on the PDF page. Double-click on the newly-added fields to open the properties box so you can adjust the properties as required. And there you have it - that is how to make a fillable form in PDF.

how to make a fillable form in pdf

Tips on How to Wrap Long Text in Forms

If you need to add long text to a form field, you can choose to wrap the text. For that, you need to tap on the "Form" Tab. Then you can select the "Add text" option to draw a text box. After that, double-click the box, and select the "Options" button in the pop-up window. Then you can click the "Multi-line" option and close the window. Finally, you need to click the "Preview" checkbox, and then enter the long text in the box. After typing the text, you can see that the long text will be shown in multiple lines.

make pdf form fillable

Why Choose PDFelement to Make PDF Form Fillable

PDFelement is a great application for both Windows and Mac, working smoothly on both operating systems. It is the perfect PDF editor, reader, annotate, creator, form filler, and even converter. You can easily create or edit PDF files in every possible way. You can even edit scanned PDF files.

When it comes to fillable form creation, you can add text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, list boxes (drop-down menu), and even a digital signature field. After importing your forms to PDFelement, it will automatically detect the fillable fields, which can be filled with text or by selecting the appropriate option. You can also convert PDF forms to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or even a simple text document to send to different users.

In addition to the above method, you can also convert PDF forms into fillable Excel sheets for easy use. Click on the "To Excel" button under the "Convert" tab. On the next screen, select the number of pages that you want to convert PDF to Excel and change the location of the output file. Finally, click on the "Save" button to save your file as an Excel sheet.

make pdf form fillable

Free Download or Buy PDFelement right now!

Free Download or Buy PDFelement right now!

Buy PDFelement right now!

Buy PDFelement right now!

author name

Audrey Goodwin

chief Editor

Home > How-To-Windows > Easy Way to Make a PDF Form Fillable

Other Popular Articles From Wondershare