How to Convert a PDF Form Into a Writable Form

By Chris Vladimeru

Forms can be a pain to deal with in the age of email and the Internet. Thankfully, you don't have to print out each and every PDF form, fill it out by hand, scan it, mail it, or fax it back. PDF documents can be filled out on the computer, in the same manner as Internet forms. With Adobe Acrobat Professional, you can make writable PDF forms easily, even out of documents that already exist.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional

Step 1

Open Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Step 2

Click on "Forms" in the menu bar and choose "Start Form Wizard." If you want to convert an already existing PDF into a writable form, choose "An Existing Electronic Document." Alternatively, choose from "No Existing Form," if you wish to rewrite the form from scratch and "A Paper Form" if you wish to scan a paper document and import it into Adobe Acrobat.

Step 3

Select "An Existing Electronic Document" and follow the steps of the "Form Assistant."

Step 4

Select "Based on a Template" if you choose to use a form template for your document. Acrobat Professional has many form templates available for a wide variety of applications.

Step 5

Proceed through the "Form" Wizard. Select a graphic or logo for your document header, enter an address, add a telephone number and add a website URL. Also add or delete form fields depending on your preferences.

Step 6

Finish the Wizard and save your document.