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    Aina Martin
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    Are you looking for a simple and effective way to fill out a PDF on your PC or Mac? Believe it or not, most of the results you get when you search for "how to compile a pdf" on Google are not very useful. Some people may suggest trying Adobe Reader but it only allows you to open PDFs for printing, not for filling out or saving electronically.

    Especially in the case in which you have a form in PDF format, the direct compilation of this form becomes essential and for sure it will not be useful to use Adobe Reader. One solution to the problem to fill out PDF documents and forms is to use PDFElement. It allows you to fill out PDFs and save a PDF form efficiently and effortlessly. It is fully compatible with both Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X systems.
    Below you will find all the information on how it works.
    Download the free trial version now to take a test on your PC or Mac:



     

    How to fill in PDF documents or PDF forms with interactive fields

    To fill a PDF file with interactive fields, i.e. to write in a PDF form, PDFElement is the best choice. Once you have downloaded and installed the software on your computer, launch it right away. Click "Open File" to select from your computer and open the desired PDF.

    When you open a PDF form, the software automatically detects all interactive fields in the document. If it does not detect them, first click on "Module Field Recognition" and then on MODULES MODULES. Then you can type or select the various fields and start filling out the form.



    How to fill out PDFs without interactive fields

    Not all PDF forms have interactive fields. Some of them are just created from Microsoft Word, Excel or in plain text. In this case, to fill in the PDF correctly, simply open it with PDFElement, click on “Form Field Recognition” and automatically all the form fields will be highlighted. At this point you can start writing in them as if you were on a word document. To enter additional text, you need to go to the menu Modification, select the tool Add Text. Finally you have to move the mouse over the PDF form, click on the area and type the text.



    The above describes how to fill out a PDF form with or without interactive fields. After filling out the PDF form you can always save it in PDF format by clicking on the "Save”In the upper left corner of the main interface. In addition to filling out PDFs, with PDFElement you can also add a handwritten signature or an electronic signature to the document!

     

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