Create an Interactive Form
If you have created a PDF form, which users will fill out and return to you, it is extremely helpful to make the form interactive, which allows users to fill out the form on their computer so that they have a digital copy of the completed form.
Creating a Form Outside of Acrobat
When creating a form in Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word here are some formatting tips to keep in mind, which will make the transition from PDF to interactive form easier
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