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When come to convert PDF to fillable form, you might first thing to use Adobe Acrobat. However, this method is complicated and you might get wrong forms and fields if you cannot configure the setting properly. If you want to resort to a safe and creative way, why not convert PDF files to fillable documents in Microsoft Word format? In a Word Doc, you can easily fill in or create lots of fillable fields in it. Here are 4 easy way for you to convert PDF to fillable form.

Method 1. How to Convert PDF into Fillable Form without Changing Format

To convert PDF to fillable form, you can use iSkysoft PDF Editor Pro for Mac (PDF Editor for Windows). This program enables you to easily edit any data in a PDF form without converting it to other formats. With this fabulous program, you can even create PDF form from multiple templates and add new fields and place multiple fields to anywhere in PDF.

This PDF Editor also has other powerful editing features that can fully meet your needs for PDF editing. You can also use it to convert PDF to Word and other popular file formats without losing original layout and quality.

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Steps to Convert PDF to Form

Step 1 Open the PDF Form

Launch the program. In the main interface, click the "Open File", and you will get a pop-up dialog. Now browser the PDF form you want and import it to the program. The form will be opened with this PDF tool.

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Step 2 Start to Fill out PDF Form

For interactive PDF forms: If you open an interactive PDF form, the file will be automatically recognized and the forms will be highlighted. You can simply click on any field to fill out or change the information.

For non-interactive PDF forms: If you open a non-interactive PDF form, you can go to the "Edit" tab and click the "Add Text" option (or go to "Markup" tab and click "Text Box"), and then double click on any field to enter data or texts.

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Note: This powerful PDF editor also allows you to export or import PDF form data to save PDF form data or fill PDF forms.

Step 3 Create Fillable PDF on Mac

If you want to make a personalized PDF form, you can click go to "File > Create > Blank Document" to create a new PDF file. Then click the "Form" button on the top toolbar to place text fields and buttons according to your needs. You can also download free PDF form templates from iSkysoft. And if you want to learn more solutions about PDF, please check here.

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Method 2. How to Convert PDF to Word to Make PDF Forms Fillable

iSkysoft PDF Converter for Mac (iSkysoft PDF Converter for Windows version) is an ideal PDF to fillable form Converter. Also, the Pro version of iSkysoft PDF Converter comes with all the features that you will need to convert scanned and native PDF files to Excel, Word, EPUB, PowerPoint and many other formats. In addition to that, it is designed with the advanced OCR technology that can convert scanned files to editable text as well as supports seventeen OCR recognition languages. Below is the detailed guide to convert your PDFs to fillable form by converting the PDF file to Word format.

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Steps to Convert PDF to Word Form

Step 1 Run the iSkysoft PDF Converter

Run the iSkysoft PDF Converter and import PDF Files to the program. First import the PDF files. You may drag and drop the several PDF files to the interface of the program. Click the button to set the output format.

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Note: You may choose to convert specific page range from the "Page Range" menu.

Step 2 Choose the Word Doc as the Output Format

Choose "Word Doc" format as the output format prior to converting the PDF to Word on your iMac or Macbook. Click "OK" to confirm the output format setting.

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Step 3 Start to Convert Your PDF Files to Word Fillable Form

All you have to do is click the "Convert" button to start the process. Once this is done, you can open the file to view the finish document.

Video Tutorial about Converting a PDF to a Fillable Form:

Why Should You Convert PDF to Fillable Form

When PDF or Portable document format files or documents are saved in this format, it is difficult to share them easily and open them on several computer platforms. If you use a PDF file rather than a Word document or some other file type, you will get to preserve certain features such as the graphics, fonts and other formatting. But, you might want to change some PDFs such as the forms that you have created to allow users to fill in certain information or data on their personal computers. Some PDF files have forms which are encrypted from pasting, printing and copying, including important tax bill, invoice and contracts. This means that you are not able to edit or print them on paper in order to fill in certain information. Furthermore, some PDF forms are scanned files that will not allow you to add information from any computer.

Method 3. Convert PDF to Fillable Form with Adobe Acrobat

To be able to convert your PDFs into fillable form using Adobe Acrobat, the following is what you will need to do.

Step 1. First, you will need to open Adobe Acrobat. After that, click the Tools pane at the top right corner of the program. After that, open the Forms panel and then click create.

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Step 2. Next, you will need to select Existing Document and then click on Next. After that, choose one of the following options:
- Create Form from Scratch or Template, or
- From Existing Document
Once you have made your selection, click Next to proceed.

 Convert PDF to Fillable Form with Adobe Acrobat

Step 3. In the next window, you will need to select among the following options.
- Current Document to convert the current open PDF file into an interactive form that you can edit.
- Choose Another File to convert a document that you have saved on your computer into an interactive PDF form.
- Scan a Paper Form to scan a paper from your printer and then convert into an interactive PDF form.

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Step 4. Once you have specified your selection, click Continue. Adobe Acrobat is going to create the form accordingly and then open it in form editing mode.

Cons of Converting PDF to Fillable Form with Adobe Acrobat

1. Adobe Converter is very expensive as compared to most converters that are available in the market.
2. It can be very difficult to use.
3. To use it, your PC should be configured correctly because it provides some of the high end services.

Method 4. Convert PDF to Fillable Form Online for Free

The best online program to use for converting PDF to fillable form is PDFiller which can be accessed here: The following is how the conversion takes place.

Step 1. First, you will to open using your favorite browser. In the window that will open, look for the option that says “Browse your Documents” and then click on it.

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Step 2. Once you click on “Browse your Documents”, you will be directed to your computer to choose the PDF file that you would to convert to fillable form and upload it. Wait for the file to load until it finishes.

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Step 3. When the PDF file finishes loading, you should see “Done” in the top-right part of the window that will come up. You will also see a lot of editing features that you can use to fill out your PDF document. Edit the document accordingly and then save it.

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Cons of Converting PDF to Fillable Form Online

1. You cannot be able to connect PDF to fillable form if you are not connected to the internet.
2. The resolution is small.

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Charla Dwain
This is one of the most exhaustive guide on ''''converting PDF to fillable form'''' I have ever come across. Keep it up with the good work.
Sohail hussian
I have been looking for this for quite some time..I wondered how to fill into PDF's ..Thanks for the post..Its a great tutorial and will be very handy for me..Worth sharing!!
Well some of forms like official forms comes in pdf format so we need to edit the form, it means that we need to fill the pdf form. But it's not possible for normal pdfs, we need to convert it using the iskysoft program.
Another great tutorial Ivan. create a fillable pdf form looks simple enough to do and I am sure that many will get great uses out of it.

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