Create fillable forms

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

  1. Select Prepare Form from the Tools center or right-hand pane.

    Form Step 1

  2. Select an existing document to use as your form (for example, a Word, Excel, InDesign, or PDF file) and select Start.

    Form Step 2

    If Form field auto detection is ON, form fields are automatically detected in the PDF file. Double check placement of the form fields.

    Drag and drop fields from the top menu and edit form field details in the right-hand pane.

  3. Select Preview to see your form.

    Form Step 3

  4. Select Edit to continue work, or select File > Save As to save the PDF form.

    Form Step 4

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