How to create an Acrobat PDF fill-in form

PDF fill-in form documents are PDF documents (exact copies of printed forms) which include spaces where the user can type to fill in the form, then print out the PDF document with the information entered in the blanks. These will only work in the latest versions of Acrobat.
  1. Install Adobe Acrobat from the Install Software page, and restart your computer.
  2. Then, create the PDF document.
    1. Open the document in the word processing program (Word, Wordperfect, etc) it was created in.
    2. Choose Print from the File menu.
    3. In the Printer Name drop-down menu, choose Acrobat PDFwriter
    4. Choose the file name to save the document to (must end in .pdf)
    5. Close the word processor.
  3. Go into Adobe Acrobat and open the pdf document you created.
    1. Click on the Forms tool in the left hand menu in Acrobat: Form Tool Icon
    2. Use the tool to draw a fill in field where you want the user to enter information; a field properties window will come up: 
    3. Enter a unique name for the form field and choose a font and font size for the text. (If you want to make this a checkbox or other field type, you can pull down the field type from the menu in the top right.)
    4. For multiline text entry boxes, click on the Options tab and check the 'Multi-line' box:
    5. Click OK to have the field saved.
    6. Repeat for each fill-in section of the form.
    7. Save the file.
  4. Upload it as you normally would (using SSH).