Add Text to Forms in Preview?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 2A Batterie, May 27, 2009.

  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    I've searched the forums and can't find a simple solution. My employer sent me a form in .pdf form to fill out and send back. How can I fill out the form in Preview and send it back instead of having to print, complete, scan and re-send the form? I can mark up and annotate and add notes and all that jazz, but I just want it to be simple and have the text I want appear in the blank forms! Am I just being a moron or can this not be done in Preview?
     
  2. hsppud macrumors newbie

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    #2
    I'm quite sure that Preview cannot do this. You will need Adobe or a similar program.

    AK
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #3
    Preview has been able to do this since Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger", I believe. I know it works in 10.5 "Leopard", since I have successfully filled out a PDF form with Preview before.
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    The PDF your employer created has to have the fields already assigned. So if your employer didn't set it up correctly, Preview won't be able to edit the fields.
     

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