[Athen] Creating Accessible PDF Forms in Word

Karlen Communications info at karlencommunications.com
Mon Sep 17 14:01:01 PDT 2018

As far as I know, you have to add the form controls in the PDF document. Neither the old ActiveX or the newer Content Controls are converted as form controls in a PDF document.

Cheers, Karen

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> On Sep 17, 2018, at 4:44 PM, Robert Spangler <rspangler1 at udayton.edu> wrote:


> Hello:


> I am able to create forms with fields and other controls by using the developer tab, which I had to enable in Word options. I am able to create these forms then use the restrict editing feature to make them fillable only. When I go to save as PDF, however, the fields are not retained. Is it possible to create fillable PDF forms in Word and, if so, could someone please explain? I understand that Adobe Pro could also be used to do this but if we can do it from Word this would be better. Thanks!


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