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How to Edit PDF Forms on Windows and Mac

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Sometimes you receive a PDF file that has fillable forms in it and you want to edit the forms. Or you may want to create a PDF file with editable PDF forms and you don't know how to do it. Edit PDF form or create a document with editable PDF forms may seem like a very complicated issue. Depending on how you choose to do it and the tools you use, the process to edit a PDF form can be a little difficult.

Fortunately, we have a tool that makes it so easy for you to deal with editable PDF form. In this article we are going to take a look at how to edit a PDF form easily and even how to make editable PDF forms.

Part 1An Efficient Tool to Create and Edit PDF Forms in Windows 10 and macOS Sierra

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Like we mentioned before, you can only effectively edit PDF forms using the right tool and we have the right tool for you. Wondershare PDFelement provides you with the best option when you want to not only create editable PDF forms but also edit PDF form on Mac or Windows. The quality of these PDF files will be of the highest order and the program also gives you a lot of options to edit the PDF document as a whole to come up with the best document possible.

The following are just some of the other things you can accomplish with Wondershare PDFelement.

  • It is very handy when you want to easily edit any other aspect of the document, not just forms. You can edit, add and remove text from the document. You can also add and remove images from the document.
  • The OCR feature makes it very easy to edit scanned or image-rich PDFs while maintain the formatting and layout of the document.
  • You can also annotate the document in any way you want, adding comments, notes and even highlighting and striking through text.
  • It's compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and Mac OS X Sierra, El Capitan and Yosemite.

Part 2How to Make Editable PDF Forms and Edit PDF Forms

Download and install the program to your computer and then launch the program on your computer. Then follow these very simple steps to edit PDF forms using PDFelement for Windows and Mac.

Step 1: Import PDF Form

To edit a PDF form, we first of all need to import the PDF into the program. You can do this by either clicking on "File" and then choose "Open" > "Browse" to find the file on your computer.

If you don't have a PDF form ready you can create one by downloading from thousands of form templates and then opening the template in PDFelement.

Step 2: Edit an Interactive Form

The program will automatically detect whether the form is interactive or not. If yes, there will appear a bar "Highlight Fields" which indicates that there are fields you can edit and fill in.

If your PDF form is interactive, you can go ahead and fill in the form directly. Just click on the fields and type in the text you want to add to the document.

Step 3: Edit a Non-Interactive Form

If your form is non-interactive, you first of all need to click on "Comment" in the main toolbar and then click on "Typewriter" to modify the form. You can then just click on the field you want to modify and a text box and cursor should appear, allowing you to make the necessary changes.

Step 4: How to Edit a Blank Form

You may want to create your very own PDF form. To do so, begin by clicking on "File" and then from the options select "New". Click on "Blank" to open a new blank document.

Step 5: Edit PDF Form Text Box

From the main menu toolbar, click on "Forms" option and then click "Edit Form" and then click on the "Add Text" field. This will open a field where you can add text. To add text to the field, double click on it to open a dialogue box (text field properties) to make changes to the field.

In the "General" tab, you can name the field and choose whether you want the form field to be "Read only" or "Required".

In the "Appearance" tab you can customize the form field in many ways including color and font size, style and font color. The other tabs available on this window, give you further customization options. When happy with the changes, click "Close".

Step 6. Edit PDF Form Check Box, List Box, Button Combo Box and Radio Button

You can also click on the "Check Box" option and then click anywhere you want to add the checkbox, double click on the checkbox to open a dialogue box (Check Box Properties) that allows you customize the checkbox by adding a name under the "General" tab and customizing the fonts and colors under the "Appearance" tab.

You can do the same for a "List Box", "Button", "Combo Box" and a "Radio Button" depending on what you require.

Resizing a text field or a check box is as easy as simply dragging the edge of the box to resize it according to your requirements. You can also move it by simply dragging the whole box to the desired location.

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Posted by to Edit PDF | Follow @AudreySGoodwin
Published: Sep 14,2016 10:57 am / Updated: Jul 19,2017 11:56 am

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