Question Details

Welcome to the Acrobat Answers site. You're on your way! It won't take you many more points to reach the next level: Participant. And as you accumulate more points, you're also building your reputation with the community and with

Can I scan a form into Acrobat to create a fillable PDF form?

I received forms for credentialing purposes. Can I scan to my computer and converse the files to Word or Excel so that I can fill-in the required information? Another word, is there a fillable PDF form? I don't want to write or type in the information.

Thank you.

Mai Do 1428 days ago

Voted Best Answer

<p>Congratulations! The Acrobat User Community selection team has approved your status as Expert in the Acrobat User Community. We appreciate all your past contributions and hope you will continue to support the community by answering questions and participating in the Acrobat Answers Q&A program as you've done in the past.</p>

<p>As an expert, you will get a badge to display on your profile with the level EXPERT next to your name and you have become eligible to be nominated to the Adobe Community Professional Program.</p>

<p>After reviewing the Adobe Community Professional Program information at, please let us know if you are interested.</p>

<p>Someone from the selection team will contact you soon regarding the community professional program. Keep up the good work!</p>


<p>The Acrobat User Community Team</p>

<p>**** Disclosure Requirements for Endorsements Received by Third Parties  ****</p>

<p>If you endorse or refer people to the Acrobat User Community in any venue,  it is our responsibility to ensure that you are aware of required compliance with the <a href="">FTC’s Guidelines</a>. Both you and Adobe can be held liable under federal law for making unsubstantiated claims and for not disclosing your relationship with Adobe. In particular:</p>

<li>Always disclose if you have received any type of incentive – free products, promotional items, travel, gifts, payment, and so on from Adobe. The disclosure must be on the same page as the endorsement.</li>
<li>Be truthful. Endorsements should not be misleading. Never make unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims about the benefits of Adobe products or programs. Any statements or endorsements about an Adobe product must be based on upon your actual experience.</li>

Thank you again for your support of Adobe and the Acrobat User Community</p>

Acrobat provides the tools you need.

To begin with, you would scan it (if the scanner supports PDF, great, otherwise it does not matter that much). Load the scanned document into Acrobat; if it is not yet a PDF, Acrobat will convert it.

Now it depends on how frequently you are going to use this form.

If it is only one time, you might use the Typewriter Tool to type in your values, and that's it.

If you intend to use that form mulitple times, you would create a fillable form. In Acrobat X and 9, you start the Form Edit mode, where you can either have Acrobat finding fields, or start adding fields manually (the second way is normally more efficient, as the first way requires often a lot of corrective work. The result is a fillable form.

Hope this can help.

Max Wyss.

By Max Wyss answered 1428 days ago  |   Comments (0)  |  New Comment


  |   Report
Was this answer helpful?  

Please specify a reason:

Try the next version of

Free trial

Get started with the next version of Acrobat.

Learn what's new >

Topic Experts

1. Gilad D (try67) 44340
2. Karl Heinz Kremer 39040
3. George Kaiser 30940
4. Max Wyss 26010
5. Thom Parker 16820
6. Almir R V Santos 13010
7. Dimitri Munkirs 11680
See more »

Last 30 Days