Whether you start with a scanned paper form or a simple form made in Microsoft Word, Excel, or another application, you can turn it into an intelligent PDF form with Adobe Acrobat XI.
Acrobat makes it easy to turn printed forms and Word documents into fillable, electronic PDF forms.
“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
Move fields around, change headings, insert buttons, and even add new form fields.
Make sure you collect all the information you need. Include checkboxes, calculations, signature fields, and required fields in your forms so people fill them out right the first time.
How to create a fillable PDF form with Acrobat:
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