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How to Create PDF Forms

With the help of iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 Professional, you can use multiple form tools to create a new PDF form according to your needs. You can create a PDF form with tools including Text Field, Check Box, Radio Button, Dropdown, List Box and Button.

1Form Field Recognition

With the function "Form Field Recognition", a non-interactive form can be automatically created just with 1 click. Open Form panel and click on "Form Field Recognition" button to recognize the blanks and tables automatically. Then a form contains fillable fields will be created.
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Double-click on the form filed, you can open the "Text Field Properties" and enter the text content easily. Click on the "Close Form Editing" button to exit form editing mode.
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2Data Extraction

You can extract data from scanned or fillable PDF to a CSV file with iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 Professional. To do this you can open "Form" tab and click on the button "Data Extraction" in the toolbar. A new window will pop up and you can choose the "Extract data from PDF form fields" option and click "OK" button to continue.
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In the new window, you can click on the "Add Files" on the top left corner to add more files and extract data from multiple PDF files in batch. After you've confirmed the settings, click on the "OK" button to start the process of data extraction with ease.
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Extract Data from scanned PDF: If you have a scanned PDF form and want to extract data from this PDF form, you can open the "Form" menu and click on the "Data Extraction" button. This PDF editor will detect that this is a scanned PDF file and select the "Extract Data from marked PDF" option for you automatically. Click on the "Next" button to continue.
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A new popup-window will prompt you to draw the specific areas for data extraction and you can click on "Next" button to continue. In the new opened panel, move the cursor to select the area for extraction and click on the "Yes" button. Now confirm the custom configuration in a new popup window and hit on the "OK" button.
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Now you can choose to add more PDF files or just click on the "Start" button to start extracting data from scanned PDF files.
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Copy form data from one PDF to another: In some cases , you may need to copy form data from one PDF to another file or to an Excel format. To do so, you can open the "Form" menu after you've imported a PDF form to the program. Click on the "Select" button on the top left corner, move the cursor to select the data you wanted and right click on it, then choose the "Copy" option and now you can paste the selected data to another file directly. You can also press "Ctrl + C" and "Ctrl + V" on the keyboard to copy and paste form data from one PDF to Excel.
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3Text Field

You can also use form tools in the program to create a fillable PDF form easily. Now let's take a look at how it works.
This button allows you to manually add fillable text contents. Activate "Format" tab and click on "Text Field" icon. Place the field where you need it to be.
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4Check Box

By clicking on the "Check Box" symbol in Form toolbar you can insert yes-or-no choices for list of selectable items.
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5Radio Button

Open the form panel and click on "Radio Button" icon. Place the button where you need it to be. By using radio buttons in the form, you can present users with specific options from which they can select only one.
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6Combo Box

Under Form tab you can add Como Box in the PDF form to let users either choose an item from a drop down list. Click on the "Combo Box" button and place it where you need it to be. Under editing mode, right-click the box and choose Properties to edit the Como Box.
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7List Box

The "List Box" will show a list of objects that user can select. To add this box to your PDF form you can open the Form toolbar and click on the "List Box" button. Then you can enter the edit mode by right clicking on the box to customize this box.
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8Button

Open "Forms" tab and click on the "Button" icon, so that you can add a Button to your PDF form to initiate certain predefined actions. By right-clicking on the button you can enter the edit mode of the button.
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9Digital Signature

This function helps you to create a blank digital signature field for viewers to sign the PDF Form. You can activate the Form toolbar and click on the "Digital Signature" icon to create this blank field.
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10Calculate Order

The PDF form you made in iSkysoft PDF Editor 6 professional can contain fields that auto-calculate. If you define two or more calculations in a PDF form, you can define the order of the calculations which they are carried out by click on the "Calculate Order" button, so that you can modify the calculation order to obtain correct results.
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