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Is anyone familiar with download forms?

by phinds01 / December 14, 2004 1:26 PM PST

I downloaded a form from an internet site and I want to fill it out. My cursor shows up as a hand and won't let me type any words. When I clicked to download form it used adobe acrobat and I also remember seeing something about a PDF file. I'm very knew to all of this as you can see. Is it possible to enter text into this form? Thank you in advance.

Patti

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Unless you have Adobe full. . .
by Coryphaeus / December 14, 2004 2:15 PM PST
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Patti, About Online PDF Forms...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 2:54 AM PST

Normally, IF the form is designed to receive text, the form will be hard coded into the site and the site will allow you to input data while online.

On a downloaded pdf file, which is read by Acrobat Reader, the "hand" as a scrolling cursor is the default. If you'd like to copy and paste from the document, you can change that hand to an arrow/cursor by clicking on the black "T-Select Text" button in the upper tool bar.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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PDF files
by glb613 / December 15, 2004 8:11 AM PST

You can do several things to enter data or information onto the form. Print it out and fill it in by hand, print it out and use a typewriter or print it out and scan it into your computer.

If you have a form typer program, I do with Paperport 9.0, you will be able to fill in the blanks and save the document. Once it is done, you can either print it out and mail it or send as an attachment.

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Is anyone familiar with download forms?
by Bob__B / December 15, 2004 9:50 PM PST

Never tried to do such a thing before and maybe this varies by form type but anyway.

I just downloaded an IRS form (yuk) and using ADOBE 6.03 I can fill in the form and print it.

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