Adobe Acrobat XI makes it easy to distribute PDF forms and collect responses automatically.
Acrobat makes it easy to send forms out by email or host forms on an internal server, with responses collected automatically.
“The ability to push data out of PDF files into spreadsheets has always been useful to the IRS, but to actually collect data inside a PDF form helps to streamline the tax audit process and eliminate risk of errors.”
— Paul Showalter, technical adviser, IRS Publishing Division
Using Acrobat tools, it’s easy to email PDF forms for data collection.* Or save them to your company server and send links. Anyone can complete, save, and submit a form using free Adobe Reader XI.
Use the Tracker to add new form participants, view the status of replies, and send reminders to people who haven’t responded.
The Tracker will automatically collect and compile responses* to your form in a PDF with a summary in table format. It’s easy to export the data to a spreadsheet or database application for further analysis.
If you’d like to collect responses more easily and view real-time results in simple-to-understand tables and charts, use the Adobe FormsCentral service to move your PDF forms online.†
How to distribute a PDF form with the Acrobat Tracker:
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* Form distribution and data collection with Acrobat and Form Tracker may not exceed 500 people per form.
† Requires an active account with the Adobe FormsCentral online service. Free and paid subscriptions are available. A FormsCentral Plus account is included with the English version of Acrobat XI Pro Subscription when purchased in North America.