How to Fill Out an Attached PDF & Send It Back

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Portable Document Format (PDF) is a standard way to distribute material via email and over the Internet. The format is widely accepted and used due to its common platform. Users need only a PDF reading program to view the files and most may be downloaded free. Many companies, government agencies and social and athletic organizations distribute material, such as forms, as PDF files via email. You can fill out an attached PDF and send it back by following a few steps.

Step 1

Launch the PDF document from the email. Depending on your email service, you can click on the "Download" link or the PDF icon next to the document. The important thing is that you open the document in your PDF reading program, such as Adobe Reader.

Step 2

Fill in the necessary form fields on the PDF. Drop-down fields will have an arrow to the right of the field that allows you to select an option. List fields will contain a list of options for you to click on, and the options can be viewed by scrolling through using the arrows to the right of the field. Radio buttons and check boxes can be selected by clicking once inside them. Click once in text fields and type in any necessary information.

Step 3

Save the completed PDF form. Use the "File" menu to select the "Save a Copy" option. Choose a folder in which to save the completed form using the "Save In" menu. Type a name into the "File Name" field and click the "Save" button.

Step 4

Go back to your email service and click once on the "Compose Mail" link. Type the email address to which the completed PDF form is to be sent. Click once on the "Attach a File" link, and use the "Look In" menu to locate the folder to which you saved the completed PDF form. Click once on the file name and once on the "Open" button. Reference the PDF form or the reason for which you are sending it in the subject line, and type any necessary message in the body of the email. Click once on the "Send" button when you are ready to send the email and completed form.

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