Work with Forms in a PDF
Nitro Pro allows you to fill-out and submit interactive PDF forms, and to save a copy of the form including the information contained in its fields. Interactive forms are designed to collect the data you type into the fields, and can also perform other tasks like calculating field values or sending their data over the Internet. Static forms, on the other hand, are scans of a paper form or non-interactive forms created in Word or other applications, and they do not contain interactive form fields.
Submit Form Data
Creating a Submit button within a PDF form allows users to automatically submit their entered data to a specified URL or email address. You can easily create a Submit button on your forms to help users in submitting form data. If you choose to submit data to a URL, you should be aware that you will need to set up server-side programming in order to collect and route the form data. If you choose to submit data to an email address, the email body will contain the form data, and you have several options for specifying which data is included or excluded.
Stamp your signature with QuickSign
The advantage of using PDF forms is the ability to receive, fill-out, and submit the form without having to deal with physical papers, and without having to send the document by post. With QuickSign you can also validate a form by adding a digital copy of your very own signature.
Show or Hide Fields
Set Tab Order
When working with form fields, users can move from field to field using the tab key on their keyboard. By default, the field tab order will be set by the order in which the fields where created. Depending on the order you added the fields, you may find cases where you need to edit the tab order to make it easier for users to navigate.
Reuse Form Field Appearance Settings
Nitro Pro includes a unique tool that allows you to save the appearance properties used on a form field (such as colors, border and line style) and reuse these properties when creating future form fields. All of the ‘appearances’ you create will appear in the Properties tab.
Reset Form Data
One of the most helpful buttons you can create on your PDF forms is one that permits the user to clear populated fields, also referred to as a Reset button. If you are working with a form that doesn’t contain a Reset button,Nitro Pro includes a Reset tool that allows you to quickly clear data from all of the fields in the form.
Import and Export Form Data
You use Nitro Pro to export form data as a separate FDF file (form data format). An exported FDF file is much smaller than the original PDF form file, making it much more convenient for distributing to others. You can email an FDF file to another user who can then import the data into a PDF file, or you can use FDF files to save form data locally, as well as to import data into your forms.
Form Design in a PDF
The form creation tools are all located on the Forms ribbon in Nitro Pro. There are several field types available; for each field type, you can set a variety of options through the form field Properties dialog box or ribbon.
Fill-out and save forms
Nitro Pro lets you fill-out interactive PDF forms, which are designed for you to enter data into fields. To fill-out the fields of an interactive form, use the Hand Tool to click into the form fields.
Edit Align and Space Multiple Fields
Nitro Pro allows you to select multiple form fields, meaning you can edit common appearance properties and fix alignment issues faster. You can edit the alignment via the Alignment context tab or context (‘right-click’) menu. To edit the appearance of multiple form fields, you can use the Properties context tab or Properties dialog.
Create Forms in a PDF
Calculate Field Data