IN THIS CHAPTER
Defining PDF forms
Understanding forms editing
Auto creation of PDF forms
Getting familiar with form fields
Setting field properties
Acrobat PDF forms and HTML forms are the most popular types of electronic forms in existence today. We're all familiar with HTML forms and most of us have filled out these kinds of forms when making online purchases. PDF forms are standardized in many industries such as government, education, and large business organizations. And most of us are also familiar with PDF forms like those used by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for income tax preparation.
As a designer, you may be called upon to create PDF forms where your clients want to host the forms on Web sites, distribute forms on CD-ROMs, or use forms for electronic file exchanges.
With the marvelous design tools you have available in the Creative Suite and the use of Adobe Acrobat (Pro, Pro Extended, or Acrobat Standard edition), you have great opportunities to create attractive and powerful dynamic PDF forms.