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How to work with forms in Reader

Learn how to complete fillable PDF forms or fill in PDF forms using the free Reader.

By September 30, 2012

 

In this infographic, learn how to complete fillable PDF forms or fill in PDF forms using the free Reader. Whether your PDF form has fillable fields or not, you'll still be able to print and save all your information.

This feature does not work with forms that are developed using Adobe LiveCycle Designer.

How to work with forms in Reader
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How to work with forms in Reader

Lori KassubaSeptember 30, 2012

  1. Adobe Reader XI now allows you to complete forms using Reader and save form data in any fillable PDF form.
  2. You will always see this purple message bar in a form that can be filled out and saved in Adobe Reader XI.
  3. If you don’t see that purple message bar on a form then there are no fillable form fields.
  4. To fill out a form without fillable form fields open the Comment pane, Annotations panel, and select the Add Text Comment tool.
  5. Insert your cursor in the form and begin typing. Save the form.

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