Why need Fillable PDF Forms

PDF is a document format that preserves document view on-screen and on-printer for any operating system and printer. The main advantage to using a PDF form is that the user can fill it, see exactly how it will be printed, and save or submit it to the receiving party. Fillable PDF forms can also be saved locally by the user for one's own records, or to continue filling it next time or when offline without an Internet connection

You will need Fillable PDF Forms :

  • If your company uses internal documentation on formal, blank, preprinted forms or needs to organize the existing document flow in a more formal way
  • If you need documents that can’t be accidentally changed by a recipient after they have been filled/created (documentation, invoices, receipts, applications, reports etc.). Fillable Forms can be created as read-only for the user but still alterable by custom software.

As a result: 

  • Fillable PDF Forms will simplify and organize your document flow
  • Fillable PDF Forms will let you avoid many typing mistakes when filling applications or other complicated forms by using built-in and custom validation technologies. You will minimize the risk that the user will submit an incomplete application or enter some standard data (dates, phones, SSN) in some substandard format.

Benefits of  PDF form:

  • Document layout will be preserved on any monitor and any printer.
  • The dynamic functionality of the document: PDF forms allow annotations, bookmarks, hyperlinks and active zones within the document, controls (text fields, dropdown lists, buttons etc.), audio and video streams.
  • Any user can use the open and basic functions of a PDF form; a free version of Acrobat Reader is available for download on Adobe’s site.

There are two types of PDF forms:

  • Static PDF form – create documents that preserve their look on any media.
  • Dynamic PDF form  - create an interactive document or a fillable PDF form.