Why Fillable PDF Forms?

A PDF form with fields that your clients can type into is much easier to read than one they fill out by hand. Plus, it is much more convenient and less frustrating for the client. Imagine a form packet with multiple pages that automatically fills the repeated / redundant information like name, address, date. Stop frustrating your clients and give them a delightful experience with a fillable PDF form that they can fill on the computer then print and bring in, or even email back to you with one click! A simple one page form with 20 text fields takes me about 15 minutes to add the fields. At my standard rate of $80 per hour, that is only $20. Of course, more complex forms take longer (more fields, calculations, check boxes, buttons). If you have a form packet of 10 or more pages for me to enable with form fields, I will give you a 20% discount off the project through April 15 2019 (tax day). Just mention this post when you contact me via [email protected].

Why not add fields yourself?

Adobe makes it sound pretty easy to add your own PDF form fields. In fact, their help tutorial on creating PDF forms from scratch is very good. So why not try it yourself? First, if you haven’t done it before, there is a learning curve. The automated field adder isn’t perfect, and you will want to make changes like aligning the text in the field to sit on the form line, automating information that repeats like first and last name, as well as the font size and how many characters can fit in a field. This is all just basic stuff. If you need to add a new button or perform a calculation on a few fields, that takes a bit more time to learn. Second is the cost of the software. Unless you are going to use it for other tasks or create forms regularly, you may be better off financially paying a one time fee to have your form created. Those are a just a couple reasons. If you want to hear more, get in touch on our Contact Us page.