How to create a form from an existing document using Acrobat XI

Learn how to create fillable PDF or a PDF form from scanned documents or Word files using the Form Wizard in Acrobat XI.

By September 20, 2012

 

How to create a form from an existing document using Acrobat XI
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How to create a form from an existing document using Acrobat XI

Donna BakerSeptember 20, 2012

  1. Open the Forms panel in the Tools pane and click Create.
  2. Click From Existing Document and click Next.
  3. Choose a document and click Continue.
  4. Acrobat XI evaluates the page for form field placement. Then the Form Field toolbar opens. The Form Editing pane opens showing form tools and a list of fields.
  5. Field names use the column headings and are numbered vertically.

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Michelle Martin

7, 2012-12-11 11, 2012

I’ve had better luck creating forms from scratch rather than from an existing file.  But maybe it will be better in XI.  Or maybe my forms just aren’t formatted correctly for this to work well.

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