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Hello Experts,

Please recommend software to make PDF files for form fill.  Yes, I know that Adobe Acrobat is the obvious answer but are there other LEGAL options?

I would be useing MS Word and MS Excel to make forms.

Thanks
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by:redbmaster
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I use LibreOffice Draw. It's based off of the OpenOffice application suite.
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andrewmcc earned 150 total points
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Can try CutePDF;
www.cutepdf.com
Its free and follow the license conditions for deployment.
The forms for filling can be partly created in Word or Excel (Word Art etc) or form via insert from Word menu / etc.
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I alreday use CutePDF and don't paying for the professional version to get the extra functionality.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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To be clear on andrewmcc's comment, CutePDF Writer is free (and is a terrific product that I've been using for many years), but that's not what you need to create PDF fillable forms. The CutePDF product you need to create fillable/interactive fields on forms is CutePDF Professional:
http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/Pro.asp

It is not free, but at the current price of $49.95 is pretty reasonable.

Another reasonably priced product at $19.95 is the PDFill PDF Editor:
http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_form_maker.html

I've never used this, so I can't attest to it, but I've heard good reports on it and they a free evaluation:
http://www.pdfill.com/download.html

The free eval will place a watermark on the PDFs, but you'll certainly be able to tell if it does what you need. Regards, Joe
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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@Tucktech,
Our posts crossed in cyberspace. I see that you figured out that the Pro version of CutePDF is needed. I'm sure it will work well for you. Regards, Joe
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