Create fillable forms

Turn a scanned paper form or document created in InDesign, Microsoft Word or Excel, or other application into a fillable PDF form.

  1. In Acrobat DC, select Prepare Form from the Tools center or pane.

    Form Step 1

  2. Select an existing document to use as your form (for example, a Word, Excel, InDesign, or PDF file). If Form Field Auto Detection is ON, Acrobat will automatically detect form fields in the PDF. Click Start to create the form.

    Form Step 2

  3. Edit the form using the options shown. Drag and drop fields from the top menu bar and edit form field details in the right pane. Once fields have been added, click Preview to see your form. Easily return to Edit to continue work, or click File, Save As, to save the PDF form.

    Form Step 3

    Form Step 4

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