It's possible yes but only if the form you are downloaded has had fillable fields added to it by the creator of the file.
The IRS has many fillable forms but not all of them are.
Sounds good. Yes, I am looking to fill in PDF's that have fillable fields. Any advice on how to do that? Are there a command line options, a DDE interface, or COM objects?
I could be misunderstanding you but if you have a form that actually has fillable fields, you need nothing special other than Reader to fill them.
What you MAY have is a document that looks like a form but has no fillable fields added. That is made to print out and fill by hand. The fillable fields are something that the creator of the file has to add. Just because it looks like a form, doesn't mean that it has those fields.
You would need Acrobat to add those fields if you wanted to do that yourself.
Here is a site that walks through what I am trying to do:
Here are the steps:
-take an IRS form W4
-programmatically fill in the name
-send it to the user
-let the user complete and print
This tutorial worked perfect, but with Adobe Reader 9, I get this error:
This document enabled extended features in Adobe Reader, The document has been changes since it was created and use of extended features is no longer available.
It looks like Reader 9 thinks the document was changed when just adding data to the fields. Is it possible to pre-fill some fields and then present the PDF is working condition?
Thanks and sorry for the confusion.
Anyone else know how to fill out an IRS form on the fly? I am open to any ideas. Even if purchasing an Adobe product would do it.
-Would the iText software work if I created my own form with Acrobat?
-Is there a was to edit the IRS forms content and republish in my name?
-Does Adobe have a technical support?
It would seem like someone else would have wanted to partially fill out forms for their customer. Oh well, maybe not.