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Adobe Acrobat 9 How-Tos: 125 Essential Techniques by Donna L. Baker

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Chapter Twelve. Creating and Handling Forms

Acrobat 9 (both Standard and Pro) offers a new way of working with forms. Acrobat 8 introduced an interface for creating form fields that switched from a design to an active view for constructing and testing a form. In Acrobat 9, the interface is even more streamlined.

As part of a modified approach to form design, Acrobat 9 offers a Form Edit mode that opens in a separate window where you build, preview, and distribute Acroforms. For both Windows and Mac, you can construct forms using the Acroforms forms tools.

You have the same flexibility in designing forms in Acrobat as you do in creating and designing PDF documents of other types. You can design a form in a number of ways and in different programs. ...

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