How to create a fillable PDF on a Chromebook.

All you need to create a custom fillable PDF with your Chromebook is a web-based PDF management app and these simple tips.

PDFs are a great way to share information and make sure your document’s format stays intact. When you need to collect information from coworkers, customers, or even fellow students, a fillable PDF form is an easy way to do this. If you want to create a fillable PDF on a Chromebook, just keep these guidelines in mind.

Stick to web-based applications.

Chromebooks are versatile and lightweight. But because they use a unique operating system, you should reach for web-based applications instead of downloadable desktop programs.

Web-based apps for PDF management are easier to use on your Chromebook, and you don’t have to worry about software compatibility issues. If you aren’t sure which app to choose, start with Adobe Acrobat DC. You can also make and share fillable PDFs with Acrobat online services.

Collect information with form fields.

To create your form, log in to a web-based PDF app and start with a template or find out about other ways to make a form from scratch.

Then think about the types of information you need to collect (for example, names, addresses, telephone numbers) and create a form field for each. Form fields are blank spaces, checkboxes, radio buttons, and so on that will let people enter information on your fillable PDF. You can also learn more about how to fill and sign PDFs.

Once your form has every field you need, save it in PDF format (.pdf) and start sharing. Explore everything you can do with Acrobat DC today.