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PDFelement - Edit, Annotate, Fill and Sign PDF Documents

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Several designed computer programs execute the PDF form filling free. As custom developers, methods and the traditional form filling practices changes has led to more sophisticated PDF form filling software that is able to do much more than just filling. It is with no doubt that the PDF form-filling software has enhanced their revolutions including the use of free form filling through the online platform and the free offline PDF form filling products. There are variations in the functions and the capabilities of different free PDF form fillers. In this issue, we will highlight the top five in the market.

Best PDF Form Filler for Windows and Mac

1. PDFelement (Windows & Mac)

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The ease of use and the functions associated with the particular PDF form filler has made PDFelement to be recognized and used globally.

The program allows the manipulation, creation and form filling of the PDF document. It also has integrated the limiting factors in other free PDF form fillers to allow easy sharing and printing of the duly completed forms. Through the save function the duly filled form will be saved to the local hard disk for future use and for printing purposes. Also, PDFelement provides the PDF editing option, signing option, and manipulation of OCR PDF files and more.

It is fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. The following guide is about how it works. Download the free trial version of this professional PDF form filler to have a try! If you have a Mac computer in Mac OS X 10.10-10.12, please try PDFelement for Mac. What's more, it's compatible with the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Scenario 1. Fill PDF Forms with Interactive Fields

To fill a PDF form with interactive fields with PDFelement is very easy. After you download and install the PDF form filler software, launch it right away. Click the "Open File" button to browse your computer or directly drag the file to the PDF editor to open the PDF form. And the form filler software will detects all the interactive fields automatically for you once opened. All you need is to directly type in or select the right answers.

Scenario 2. Fill Non-Interactive PDF Forms

Not all PDF forms have interactive fields. Some of them are just created from Microsoft Word, Excel or plain text. In this case, to fill one of these PDF forms, you just need to open it with PDFelement, then go to the "Form" tab and click the "Form Field Recognition". After Recognition, you can click the "Close Form Editing" button and start filling it like you're writing on a PDF document.

The above mentioned is about how to fill in a PDF form with or without interactive fields. After filling out the PDF form, you can save the completed PDF form by clicking the "Save" icon at the top-left corner of the main interface. Besides, as one of the best PDF Form Fillers, PDFelement lets you add a handwritten signature or an electronic signature to PDF form as well.

2. Adobe® Acrobat®

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The process that is mainly supported by the ability in which the Adobe PDF tool allows the user to edit and write into the PDF as the reading continues is the most important and significant function in enhancing the form filling techniques. There are three ways in which the Adobe® Acrobat® can be activated to act as PDF form filler. Through the enabling of the appropriate rights on the PDF using the reader extension server, enabling the usage rights on the PDF in Acrobat or primarily allowing the typewriter tool for the Adobe Acrobat.

However, Acrobat XI will be end of support on October 15, 2017, which means there will be no more security updates, product updates, and no more customer support. In this case, you can check here to find out the best alternatives to Adobe Acrobat.

3. PDFill

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PDfill form filler has been integrated with high notch functions and tools. From the PDfill form filler window page, the user is able to select the form format, select the editing fonts types, font color and font size. This particular PDF form filler allows the user to be able to import and export filled and data to be filled in the editable fields.

4. Blueberry PDF Form Filler

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Blueberry PDF Form Filler is a free software that enables the user to fill and print PDF forms. It has enhanced a function that overruns the Adobe Reader filling capabilities. The operation ability involves loading the document into the Blueberry program then prompting the user to fill in the data through selection of the fields. In the process, the filler converts the fields into editable fields that can be filled with data. This program provides several fonts and text sizes that conform to other text in the document.

5. PDF Buddy

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PDF Buddy is an online supported platform that allows for the editing and general form filling to your online hosted document. The attributed advantages of this particular type of PDF form filler is the ability to work anywhere, it saves time, it is economical both in time management and the fact that it is free and also the ease of editing the PDF files is enhanced.

Comparison of PDFelement and Adobe Acrobat

Items PDFelement Adobe Acrobat Standard DC
Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Windows 10/8/7
User Interface
Easy to use, with clear instruction of each different tabs
Unlike Microsoft Office, user interface is way more complicated, costing a much higher learning curve
Create PDF
Create PDF almost from any source such as Microsoft Office, text, images, EPUB, webpage and more

Create PDF from documents and images

Edit Text and Images in PDF
Add, delete and modify texts and images in a PDF

Add, delete and modify PDF texts and images

Edit Pages in PDF
Insert, delete, crop, rotate, extract, replace, rearrange pages in a PDF

Insert, delete and organize pages in a PDF

Turn Scanned PDF into editable files with OCR plugin. Over 20 OCR languages are supported
Annotate PDF
Markup PDF with highlight, sticky notes, comment box, free hand drawing etc.

Highlight text, add comments, draw shapes and free-hand markup

Split PDF
Separate PDF into multiple files

Split a PDF into multiple files

Combine PDFs
Combine multiple PDF files into one single file

Combine multiple PDFs together

Convert PDF
Convert PDF to editble Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF, text documents, image formats (JPG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG) and EPUB, HTML

Only export PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RTF, JPEG, TIFF and PNG

Protect PDF
Protect PDF with open password and permission password to restrict unauthorized viewing, copying, editing and priting

Encrypt PDF with password to secure your document

Redact PDF
Permanently redact PDF to remove sensitive content from PDF
Bates Numbering
Add bates numbering to PDF for easily indexing legal documents
Sign PDF
Put electronic signatures on your PDF document

Electronically sign PDF documents

PDF Forms
Create fillable PDF forms and fill out both interactive and non-interactive forms

Create and fill out PDF forms

Compress PDF
Reduce PDF file size with offered or custom compression options

Optimize PDF to shrink file size

Share PDF
Send PDF by email or upload it to Dropbox for sharing

Share PDF via email and Adobe Cloud service

Print PDF
Print PDF with original formatting

Produce high quality printout

Customer Support
Guarantee to reply any problems within 24 hours, including personal or commercial questions.

Poor customer support with slow responding


$59.95 for Standard Version
$99.95 for Professional Version

Subscription Mode: $14.99/Month

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