PDF Studio can be used to fill and complete existing interactive form fields within a PDF. Once complete the form can be printed or saved just as any other PDF document.
Note: To fill a non-interactive form, when the form is simply a scanned page and there are no active fields on it, you can use the Typewriter Tool.
To fill a PDF interactive form, simply open the document by clicking File > Open and fill the forms using the instructions for each field type below. Use the Tab key to navigate to the next field and Shift + Tab to go to the previous field. To save all of the data entered into the PDF form, simply save the PDF document by going to File > Save or clicking on the save button .
Note: LiveCycle XFA forms – also called dynamic XFA forms – are not supported in PDF Studio. For more information on these special form fields see our knowledge base here.
The following form field types are supported in PDF Studio:
|Text Fields||Allows you to enter text into the field. In some cases there may be formatting rules in place that will only allow you to enter a specific type of information. For example: time or date fields.|
|Check Boxes||Can either be checked or unchecked. Multiple check boxes can be checked at once.|
|Radio Buttons||Similar to a check box except radio buttons belong to groups and so only one button in each group can be checked at a time|
|Combo Boxes||A drop down menu that displays a list of choices. Click on the down arrow to display the list of available options. In some cases this field will also allow custom text to be entered|
|List Box||Displays a list of multiple choice items in a box that can be selected. In some cases the field will also allow multiple items to be selected at once. To select more than one item at a time, hold down Ctrl or Shift and click on each of the options.|
|Buttons||Performs an action when clicked|
|Signature Fields||A designated location to apply a Digital Signature to the document. Click on the field to place a signature|