Acrobat XI: Creating Forms

with Claudia McCue
please wait ...
Acrobat XI: Creating Forms
Video duration: 0s 3h 42m Intermediate


PDF forms are easier to design, distribute, and capture data than either web or print forms. Let Claudia McCue show you just how effortless PDF forms can be, in this Adobe Acrobat course. First, learn how to design a basic form in Word, Illustrator, or InDesign. Then Claudia shows you how to add interactive fields like check boxes, buttons, dropdown lists, and digital signature fields; how to add calculations that can total or average your data; and how to write some simple JavaScript that will unlock more advanced form functionality. Plus, learn how distribute your forms via email and on the web.

Topics include:
  • Designing forms
  • Exporting PDFs from Word, Illustrator, or InDesign
  • Creating and editing text fields, list boxes, and more
  • Adding buttons and check boxes
  • Converting frames to fields
  • Creating matrixes
  • Adding calculations
  • Enabling PDFs for Acrobat Reader


- [Voiceover] Hello, I'm Claudia McCue, and together we're going to explore Acrobat forms. Now, it might seem a little bit odd, I actually think Acrobat forms are fun. I think you're gonna find that it's easier than you might think to bring a static page to life by adding text fields, radio buttons, drop-down lists, clickable buttons, calculations and more. And I think you'll be surprised by how much you can do with Acrobat's built-in form tools, without ever writing any code. Now, whether you wanna use a form to solicit sign-ups for a user group, or get information from attendees for a seminar, or take orders for products, or something else, Acrobat XI Pro gives you a really rich set of tools for creating forms.

In this course, you'll see that you can distribute your Acrobat forms as e-mail attachments, host them on your own Intranet or a website, or distribute them through Adobe's own FormsCentral. And, you have multiple options for capturing the data that's entered in to those forms. Come on, and let's go find out just how easy it is to create great interactive forms in Acrobat XI Pro.

please wait ...