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Chapter 10. Forms > Creating Form Documents and Fields

Creating Form Documents and Fields

A form document is simply a PDF file that is designed to gather information—such as name, address, and cost and quantity of an item. The PDF has a set of form fields, graphical items such as a check box or text field, which is where users enter such information. You can use any program that lets you print to PDF to design the look of a form and then save the design as a PDF. For instance, you could create an invoice in Microsoft Excel, print it to a PDF, and then open it in Acrobat to turn it into a form document (Figure 10.1). On the Windows platform, you can also use Adobe Designer to create and design a variety of forms. (See the last section in this chapter, “Using Designer to Create Your Form.”)

Figure 10.1. We created an invoice using Microsoft Excel, then brought it into Acrobat to add the form fields.



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