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    Default How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    We have a document that needs to be filled in and rather than filling it in by printing it out then handwriting we would like to fill it in by typing in the document then sending it off.

    Is there any way we are able to do that?

    Your help is appreciated.
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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    Is it a Word "Doc" or do you mean PDF?

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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Ofthesea View Post
    Is it a Word "Doc" or do you mean PDF?
    It is a PDF. Is that alright?
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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    Depends how the PDF was created, ​but most PDF application have a function that allow filling out forms. Look for a menu option in your PDF application of choice...

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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    As much as I don't like Adobe Reader ( due to damn pop ups wanting updates or paid options) It does have a good PDF Filler. In The Free version you open your PDF, click on Fill and Sign ( righthand side) click where you want to add text fill in as required, then Save it.

    On Forms that are meant to be filled in some will automatically prompt/ select the box to be filled.

    Another one I've been using for some time now is Ashampoo PDF Free - its has a option to create a Text box to fill in forms.

    WORD OF CAUTION THOUGH -- Always make a copy of the original blank, once you add in text you cant remove it once its saved, this is for any of them

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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    Thank you, Wainui.

    I downloaded Ashampoo PDF Free and that part went alright, but when I opened the document I want to edit it had printed, in large letters over the form; "Member's Name." Do you know how I can get rid of that, please?
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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    IF you have access to MS office word is actually pretty good at converting PDF forms into editable documents, at least the newer version of word is.
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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    As much as I don't like Adobe Reader ( due to damn pop ups wanting updates or paid options) It does have a good PDF Filler. In The Free version you open your PDF, click on Fill and Sign ( righthand side) click where you want to add text fill in as required, then Save it.
    Thank you, Wainui. I downloaded Adobe Reader (along with a couple of McAfee programmes that I do not want and will delete) and it worked. We have filled in the form and sent it off.

    Thank you very much for your help. The document looks so much better than writing it by hand.
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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Thank you, Wainui.

    I downloaded Ashampoo PDF Free and that part went alright, but when I opened the document I want to edit it had printed, in large letters over the form; "Member's Name." Do you know how I can get rid of that, please?
    You sure you got the free one ?? Never had that pop over, when you install the Free one it prompts you to get a free Licence, but that's all.

    This is the interface of the Free:
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    https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/...tware/pdf-free


    Don't be confused with the pro 2

    Can you provide a screen shot ?

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    Default Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    See my previous post. All done, thank you, Wainui.
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