1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 11, 2015 9:06 PM by Anubha Goel

    How do I creat a filliable form from a scan document?


      How do I create a fillable form from a scan word document using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro?

        • 1. Re: How do I creat a filliable form from a scan document?
          Anubha Goel Adobe Employee

          Hi melaniev10032955,


          You might need to follow these steps to convert word into fillable PDF form:

          • Open the scanned word document
          • Click File> Print> Adobe PDF
          • A PDF file would be created that would automatically open in Acrobat XI pro
          • At this point, you would have a basic PDF file which still needs to get converted into fillable form
          • Choose "Tools> Text Recognition> In this File" to run OCR to make your scanned doc searchable.
          • Now, go to "Tools> Forms> Create"
          • Acrobat will ask some questions. On the first screen, make sure 'Use an existing file' is selected and then click Next.
          • On the next screen, 'Use the current document' must be selected.
          • You might need to edit few fields manually. Then, just click Preview button on the top and check how you PDF form appears.


          Try this out and let me know if you face any problem.