How to Easily Fill a PDF Form Online and Add Text

PDF has become the most common file type sent out for any important document and even forms have been converted to secure all information are intact. In our previous blog posts, we’ve taught you how easy it is to create your own fillable form using several different methods – using MS word, Google Docs. We’ve also discussed how to add electronic signature using several different methods – Word processor, Adobe.

We’ve learned in these articles that though there are other hacks available, time-saving and easier than any other. Though creating PDF and signing it is easy, adding answers and information to the document while keeping its format can look tricky. Let’s talk about filling the form.

How can I fill out a PDF directly and easily?

PDF files can contain mixed content without the quality being compromised such as text, images, hyperlinks, and fillable forms. Naturally, if the PDF file was also made as an interactive fillable form, receivers don’t need to use any tools to fill it but would only need to encode directly on the text boxes provided. But granted that there are no fillable areas and only a flat text box, how do you fill it and encoded from your computer?

There are option to accomplish this – you can use Adobe.

The latest Adobe reader now allows you to fill your form with just a few steps.

1. First, you open your PDF file with Adobe Acrobat then click “Fill and Sign” tool on the right pane.

2. Once you click this, a new menu on top will appear, featuring the tools.

3. Insert text by clicking IAb then click on the area of the document where you want to start typing.

4. Encode away and once done, save!

Why is it so important to fill a form on my computer than handwritten?

Filling a form with the right tools can be helpful in different scenarios. For instance, if you’re filling out a school application form, it is encouraged to have it typed than written to keep correct details. You don’t want to graduate with the wrong name, do you? In other scenarios, not all people have printers and scanners to fulfill the application process so doing it digitally will definitely save them time and money!


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