Using Word to fill out PDF forms
Dec 11, '06 07:30:00AM
Contributed by: mattbrick
I work in a small company with a number of Mac users, who each used a different program to fill out PDF forms. On one end was the full-blown Acrobat, and on the other was the freebie Formulate. However, I recently (and accidentally) discovered another quick and useful way to add text to PDFs.
Now you can complete and save the form for later use.
- Open a new document in Microsoft Word, then go to the Insert menu and select Watermark (this may also work in any word processor that allows pictures as watermarks).
- When the Watermark dialog box appears, click the Picture checkbox and then click on the Select Picture button.
- Select the PDF you want to fill out and click Insert. Make sure you uncheck the Washout box and leave Scale set to Auto.
- Click OK, and the PDF will appear as the background of your blank document.
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