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Useful Tips to Enhance PDF Forms Creating and Editing Skills

Are you stucked in collecting and dealing data from hundreds of clients' files? Find out PDFelement Pro's ability to accomplish the tasks to design fillable forms, distribute, and collect data easily and precisely.

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Part 1 Typical Scenes and Issues of PDF Forms

From our survey, most of our users who use PDF form-related features with PDFelement Pro have the following scenarios.

And the main issues that users try to use PDFelement Pro to solve are the followings:

Part 2 Solutions of the Above Issues with PDFelement Pro

Create Fillable Forms

Here explains how to create a basic form from scratch with PDFelement Pro.
You can start with a blank PDF, add text and images in the PDF, then add form fields to complete the form.

1. In PDFelement Pro, click the File>New button to open a new blank document.

2. Click the Edit>Add Text button to type the information wherever you want. Click the "Add Image" button to insert images to format your file. Get more details about how to add text in PDF file.

3. Click the Form>Add Text Field, Add Check Box, Add Radio Button, Add Combo Box, Add List Box, Add Push Button, Add Image, or Add Digital Signature button to create the fillable form.

4. Click File>Save As button to save the form in your local drive.

Whether it's a scan or a simple form made with Microsoft Word, Excel, or any other application, PDFelement Pro gives you a simple way to make it smarter with fillable fields, calculations, and much more.

1. Open your file in PDFelement Pro, click the Form tab.

2. If your PDF already has the boxes or lines, but not fillable, then click the Form Recognition button to create fillable form automatically.

3. If your PDF does not includes the boxes or lines, then you can click the Add Text Field, Add Check Box, Add Radio Button, Add Combo Box, Add List Box, Add Push Button, Add Image, or Add Digital Signature button to create the fillable form manually.

4. Click File>Save As button to save the form in your local drive.

Edit Fillable Forms

No matter you create a fillable form or get a form from others, you can use PDFelement Pro to edit the form and complete your tasks easily.

1. In PDFelement Pro, click the Form>Form Edit button to enable the editing mode.

2. You can drag to move the fields to the position where you need on the page.

3. Click the Form>Add Text Field, Add Check Box, Add Radio Button, Add Combo Box, Add List Box, Add Push Button, Add Image, or Add Digital Signature button to create the fillable form.

4. Right-click the fields or boxes to choose Properties, you can set calculations or other actions as well.

5. Click File>Save As button to save the form in your local drive.

Fill and Sign PDF Forms

This part explains how to fill and sign PDF forms if you are requested by others.
PDFelement Pro enables you to do so easily.

1. Open the fillable PDF form in PDFelement Pro, the fillable fields will be highlighted.

2. Click the fields to start typing content, or click the boxes to choose the option.

3. If there is already a signature field in the file, click it to create an ID and input the information as required to add a digital signature.

4. If your form does not include a signature field, you can click the Form>Add Digital Signature button to add as well.

Distribute PDF Forms

After you create a form, you can choose a method for sending it to recipients with PDFelement Pro.

1. In PDFelement Pro, click the File>Share button.

2. You can choose to send the form via Email, Evernote, Dropbox or Google Drive.

3. Choose the method as need, it will lead you to your account to send.

Manage and Extract PDF Form Data

In some scenarios, recipients may submit forms as data-only files such as FDF format files rather than the complete PDF files. However, you still can view the data submitted by recipients in the context of the original PDF by opening the original PDF and importing the FDF data file.

1. If recipients submit the PDF form to you, you can open and view the PDF for in PDFelement Pro directly, click the Data Extraction button to extract data from PDF to a .csv file.

2. If recipients submit the FDF file to you, you can open the original PDF file in PDFelement Pro, click the Form>Import Form Data button to select the .fdf file to be imported.

3. Click the Form>Export Form Data button to export data and save in a .fdf format file, you can reuse the data to fill in the form again or another form with the same fields and field names.

Features of PDF Forms

It's Smart
PDFelement Pro recognizes and converts static forms to interactive and fillable fields.
It's Dynamic
Add, delete, drag, and move fields or buttons around to any position on the page.
It's Convenient
You can email or distribute the form via dropbox, google docs with a shared link.
It's Interactive
You can even add calculations or actions in the fields properties as you need.
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