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Is there an easy way to create PDF forms in Adobe InDesign?
There is an easy way to create a (fillable) PDF form using InDesign, but not quite the way you might have imagined.The way I do it is to set up the page in InDesign, with checkboxes and radio buttons created using dingbats, and lines beneath the text fields that need to be filled. You do not have to touch InDesign's Buttons and Forms palette… standard square boxes and circles from a dingbats font will do just fine.Export your document as a PDF and then open it in Adobe Acrobat Pro. (Since you use InDesign CC, I am going to assume you have Acrobat Pro).In Acrobat, from the menubar, go to Forms Start Form Wizard and click on the "Start with a  PDF document" option.  Acrobat will automatically have converted every dingbat square to an empty checkbox, circles to radio buttons, and lines/underscores to text fields. Better yet, it will have also labelled (or labeled for those in the US) each field using the text next to those fields.Depending on how well your page is laid out, Acrobat should have done a good job already...I find with most forms, I'm already 90% done at this stage.If Acrobat has added a field where there should be none, just click on it and hit Delete, likewise if Acrobat has missed something, you can draw out the required field from the Forms toolbar or copy-paste an existing field and rename it.If you need to get really fancy (as in custom fonts, different type sizes, tooltips, addition of currency symbols, certain fields to be made mandatory, addition of decimals, calculation of totals, custom scripts....), simply double click on the form field and make the changes in the popup window that presents itself.As a final step, click on the Fields pane in the sidebar (if it isn't already open) and drag the fields up or down in the order that they need to be filled in. This will allow someone using the form to hit Tab to get to the correct next field, rather than being directed all over the page.Save the form. If you want to add security features like preventing the form from being changed, you can do that from the Advanced Security menu. Finally, test the form in Adobe Reader to make sure all works well.
How do I create a fillable PDF in Adobe Acrobat?
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How do I create a fillable PDF from Excel?
For this you would require Adobe Acrobat Pro.Under File Menu, go on to the create and select create form.It will ask you to use existing file (pdf,excel etc.) or a new file.This may help you.ThanksRahul Kumar
How can we make an editable PDF form easily?
Here are 2 Solutions to Make Scanned PDF EditableMethod 1Native PDF VS Scanned PDFNative PDFs:Native PDFs are ones that are generated from an electronic source – such as a Word document, a computer generated report, or spreadsheet data. It’s called an editable PDF. You can highlight words in the PDF, search for words in the file and convert the PDF into a editable document.Scanned PDFs - PDF created from a scanner: PDF documents that are created through the process of scanning a document into an electronic format are scanned PDFs, or we can call them image PDFs. But you can’t edit that PDF until OCR has been done.Method 2Utilize A Dedicated OCR Program---Highly RecommendedFor different PC users, the choice of best PDF OCR program will be different.For Mac UsersHere I strongly recommend you the PDF OCR program developed by Cisdem. It is the tool that has helped me convert scanned PDF to Word, Text, while with the layout, graphics, hyperlinks greatly preserved. What's more, this PDF OCR program supports batch converting scanned PDFs into 16 formats, over 200 languages can be recognized accurately as well. In addition, it allows users to save Microsoft Office, HTML, CHM, ePub, Text, RTFD, Image as PDF, also users can customize the PDF file by adding password, removing password, set PDF size and quality as they want to.For Windows UsersABLE2EXTRACT PROFESSIONAL 11, it is an all-in-one PDF editor, users can directly edit PDFs within this program. Also, it is capable of automatically performing PDF OCR on scanned PDFs to make it editable, so you can edit the scanned PDF as needed.Utilize Online Free OCR ServiceThe online free OCR service I recommend here is Free Online OCR, it allows users to convert scanned PDF to Word, PDF to Excel and to Text.
I am looking for an Adobe Acrobat programmer to create interactive PDF forms, any suggestions?
Hi,Well there are two approaches, that are effective for your need (Assuming you dont want to hire a full time employee):- If you want to hire an individual to design simple fillable pdf forms, you can post a job to Peopleperhour, Upwork or you can find gigs to buy on fiverr.This approach is suitable when you have time to interview dozens of candidates and when you dont want an automated pdf form that performs some complex calculations or functions.This approach may also save you some money if you get a candidate who can deliver quality work in right budget, and you spend your time for that.- If you want to get your job done right away without spending much time to search for a team or individual to do so, just submit your requirements at Rebutton (Rebutton- Web Design | Digital Forms | App Development)Rebutton team has delivered 800+ Digital Forms with 100% client satisfaction till date and can get anything possible within PDF forms from simple designs to complex automated forms.Regards,Swati Gupta(working towards creating Smart Systems)
How can I change the font on comments I've added to a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro?
Depending on your version of the Acrobat Pro software, it might look different. (I’m using the DC version below.) But the idea is this:Textual comments like the text frame can be set from the comments bar.The font of the text in the Comments list and panel can’t be set. Only a few visual properties can be personalised, but not the font. That’s part of the overall interface of Acrobat.
Adobe Systems (company): A fillable PDF form I created last year for a client's websites no longer prompts some users to add/create an electronic signature. What has happened, and how can I fix it?
just check the properties of the form . Usually forms by default can be edited in adobe reader but it can be secured  .. it may be a possibility that some has changed the security preferences , thus not allowing anyone to manipulate it  .
What is the simplest way to create PDF fillable forms on a Mac?
A really easy (and FREE) way is using Open Office, an  open source alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.  It has an export to PDF option that I have found very useful. Here is a blurb from their website...OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-sourceoffice software suite for word processing,spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databasesand more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.  You can download it at http://download.openoffice.org/If you need any additional assistance, send me a message in my inbox.