Tools for Creating, Filling and Saving PDF Forms

No time for paper forms. Now you can download and fill out PDF forms for just about anything online, taxes and other forms of government in PDF format including. PDF is the proprietary file format of Adobe Acrobat and reader. You can download the free Adobe Reader software from the Adobe Web site to read or fill out a form, or you can buy adobe Acrobat if you want to create shapes or have access to the enhanced functionality that Acrobat provides to create fillable PDF forms.

Open the form. Using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, open the form by clicking File > Open, and then browse the file on your computer. If you download the form on the Internet, you can select Open instead of the backup, then it will be automatically opened with the program you have installed.

Fill in the form. You can fill in the form in reader only if the owner of the form has allowed local economy and extended rights for you to do so. If these are not enabled, you will need Acrobat to fill in and validate the form, or you can print the form and fill it by hand. If these items are enabled, or if you are using Acrobat, you can fill in the form using the cursor to checkboxes or buttons and the tool by typing to write to the available spaces.

Save the form. In Acrobat, use the file > Save As command to save a copy of the file to your hard disk. Make sure to rename the file other than the original file name something or save it to another location on the disk if you want to keep the original blank form. In reader, you will need to go to file > save a copy. If extended rights are enabled, you will be able to save a copy of the form with your entries in it. Otherwise, the copy you save will be empty.