The great thing about choosing Acrobat for creating fillable PDF forms is that here you will get enough room for improvement so that things will run smoother and faster. Let’s share some tips to obtain maximum tips and accuracy.
Bulk Formatting Options for the Form Fields: By selecting multiple form fields, you can be facilitated with editing the format for all at the same time. Suppose, you want to change the alignment and font size for all form fields in your document. So you need to open the edit dialog by double-clicking on the specific field. Behind the open dialog, you need to select various fields by drawing the mouse around the box. Then in the dialog box, you need to go to ‘Appearance’ tab where you can change its font settings. Automatically it will apply for all the selected form fields.
Copy and Paste: From one document to another document, you can copy and paste bulk groups of form fields.
Faster Editing for Larger Documents: You may find Acrobat in the quagmire situation while working for the multiple pages’ editable forms. It cannot perform faster. Therefore, it is better to work on pages offered in small units, for example, 1-3 pages at a time. Then if you can merge them into a more than a 10-page PDF forms, it would be much more effectual.
Simplifying Custom Calculations: For performing custom calculations, it is advisable to use the ‘Simplified Field Notation’ instead of “Value is the ___ of the following fields”. Apparently, the function of “Value is the sum of the following fields” seems great, but the fact is that it is very slow. Rather Simplified Field Notation is much faster as it is straightforward to use.
Utilize the Custom Tab Order: In order to work the fillable PDF forms easier for you and the users, you can consider to use tabbing through the form fields maintaining the right order that you need to set up for the users. In order to edit the form, you need to go to the list of the right panel in the Acrobat application where the form fields will show up. Here you will find the tab order in their display list where you need to use the mouse to drag the form field for rearranging them as per the optimal order.
Maintain a Master Document: Obviously, you need to save your PDF document as “Extended PDF”. However, you should also consider the saving of the original full-featured PDF documents so that you can edit and keep track of different document types easily for your future editing.