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moderated filling out PDFs


Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I think someone posted the instructions for this a few weeks ago, but I deleted
the email by accident. I don't mind reading PDFs in Adobe, but filling them out
doesn't work. Can someone please tell me how to change this one PDF into a Word
document so that I can fill it in? I tried selecting it and then copying and
pasting it into a Word document but that didn't work. I know I could put it into
Notepad, but I don't know how to use Notepad. I want to be able to fill it in
myself, I don't want to print it out and have someone else fill it in for me.
Thanks
Madison


Rick Miller
 

I think the best way to do it is like this: Open the PDF file. Then after it is open select all the material and then copy it to the Clipboard. Then close Adobe, open Microsoft Word, paste the form into the Microsoft Word document window, then see if you might be able to fill it out in the form of a Word document. I'm like you--I'd rather fill out the form myself, but there are times it just can't be done.



Rick Miller

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: filling out PDFs

Hi all,
I think someone posted the instructions for this a few weeks ago, but I deleted
the email by accident. I don't mind reading PDFs in Adobe, but filling them out
doesn't work. Can someone please tell me how to change this one PDF into a Word
document so that I can fill it in? I tried selecting it and then copying and
pasting it into a Word document but that didn't work. I know I could put it into
Notepad, but I don't know how to use Notepad. I want to be able to fill it in
myself, I don't want to print it out and have someone else fill it in for me.
Thanks
Madison


 

Any version of Word from 2013 onward (it may have been 2010) can open PDF files and does the conversion itself.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


Tom Behler
 

Madison:

If you have a reasonably current version of Microsoft Word, press control
F12 to get into the PDF conversion option.

Then, locate the PDF file you want to convert into a Word document.

Once you've highlighted that document, hit enter, and you will get a message
that Microsoft Word will convert the file for you.

Hit ok on this, and the conversion should be done.

You will then be placed into the converted file, which should be an editable
Microsoft Word document. Of course, once you have the converted document,
you can save where needed.

I've had fairly good results with this, although it does depend on how the
original file was prepared before it was converted to a PDF document.

I hope this helps.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: filling out PDFs

Hi all,
I think someone posted the instructions for this a few weeks ago, but I
deleted the email by accident. I don't mind reading PDFs in Adobe, but
filling them out doesn't work. Can someone please tell me how to change this
one PDF into a Word document so that I can fill it in? I tried selecting it
and then copying and pasting it into a Word document but that didn't work. I
know I could put it into Notepad, but I don't know how to use Notepad. I
want to be able to fill it in myself, I don't want to print it out and have
someone else fill it in for me.
Thanks
Madison


Justin Williams
 

If you are filling out pdfs, what does that do to any forms in th epdf?

Justin

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: filling out PDFs

Madison:

If you have a reasonably current version of Microsoft Word, press control
F12 to get into the PDF conversion option.

Then, locate the PDF file you want to convert into a Word document.

Once you've highlighted that document, hit enter, and you will get a message
that Microsoft Word will convert the file for you.

Hit ok on this, and the conversion should be done.

You will then be placed into the converted file, which should be an editable
Microsoft Word document. Of course, once you have the converted document,
you can save where needed.

I've had fairly good results with this, although it does depend on how the
original file was prepared before it was converted to a PDF document.

I hope this helps.

Tom Behler
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: filling out PDFs

Hi all,
I think someone posted the instructions for this a few weeks ago, but I
deleted the email by accident. I don't mind reading PDFs in Adobe, but
filling them out doesn't work. Can someone please tell me how to change this
one PDF into a Word document so that I can fill it in? I tried selecting it
and then copying and pasting it into a Word document but that didn't work. I
know I could put it into Notepad, but I don't know how to use Notepad. I
want to be able to fill it in myself, I don't want to print it out and have
someone else fill it in for me.
Thanks
Madison


Justin Williams
 

Though, neat trick.

I have not seen that before.

Justin

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: filling out PDFs

Madison:

If you have a reasonably current version of Microsoft Word, press control
F12 to get into the PDF conversion option.

Then, locate the PDF file you want to convert into a Word document.

Once you've highlighted that document, hit enter, and you will get a message
that Microsoft Word will convert the file for you.

Hit ok on this, and the conversion should be done.

You will then be placed into the converted file, which should be an editable
Microsoft Word document. Of course, once you have the converted document,
you can save where needed.

I've had fairly good results with this, although it does depend on how the
original file was prepared before it was converted to a PDF document.

I hope this helps.

Tom Behler
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: filling out PDFs

Hi all,
I think someone posted the instructions for this a few weeks ago, but I
deleted the email by accident. I don't mind reading PDFs in Adobe, but
filling them out doesn't work. Can someone please tell me how to change this
one PDF into a Word document so that I can fill it in? I tried selecting it
and then copying and pasting it into a Word document but that didn't work. I
know I could put it into Notepad, but I don't know how to use Notepad. I
want to be able to fill it in myself, I don't want to print it out and have
someone else fill it in for me.
Thanks
Madison


Adrian Spratt
 

Tom, I agree with Justin. New to me also. Thanks for posting this.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: filling out PDFs

Madison:

If you have a reasonably current version of Microsoft Word, press control
F12 to get into the PDF conversion option.

Then, locate the PDF file you want to convert into a Word document.

Once you've highlighted that document, hit enter, and you will get a message that Microsoft Word will convert the file for you.

Hit ok on this, and the conversion should be done.

You will then be placed into the converted file, which should be an editable Microsoft Word document. Of course, once you have the converted document, you can save where needed.

I've had fairly good results with this, although it does depend on how the original file was prepared before it was converted to a PDF document.

I hope this helps.

Tom Behler
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: filling out PDFs

Hi all,
I think someone posted the instructions for this a few weeks ago, but I deleted the email by accident. I don't mind reading PDFs in Adobe, but filling them out doesn't work. Can someone please tell me how to change this one PDF into a Word document so that I can fill it in? I tried selecting it and then copying and pasting it into a Word document but that didn't work. I know I could put it into Notepad, but I don't know how to use Notepad. I want to be able to fill it in myself, I don't want to print it out and have someone else fill it in for me.
Thanks
Madison


Madison Martin
 

Well, that didn't work; guess my version of Word is too old. Thanks anyway
though.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: July 21, 2020 9:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: filling out PDFs

Tom, I agree with Justin. New to me also. Thanks for posting this.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: filling out PDFs

Madison:

If you have a reasonably current version of Microsoft Word, press control
F12 to get into the PDF conversion option.

Then, locate the PDF file you want to convert into a Word document.

Once you've highlighted that document, hit enter, and you will get a message
that Microsoft Word will convert the file for you.

Hit ok on this, and the conversion should be done.

You will then be placed into the converted file, which should be an editable
Microsoft Word document. Of course, once you have the converted document, you
can save where needed.

I've had fairly good results with this, although it does depend on how the
original file was prepared before it was converted to a PDF document.

I hope this helps.

Tom Behler
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: filling out PDFs

Hi all,
I think someone posted the instructions for this a few weeks ago, but I deleted
the email by accident. I don't mind reading PDFs in Adobe, but filling them out
doesn't work. Can someone please tell me how to change this one PDF into a Word
document so that I can fill it in? I tried selecting it and then copying and
pasting it into a Word document but that didn't work. I know I could put it into
Notepad, but I don't know how to use Notepad. I want to be able to fill it in
myself, I don't want to print it out and have someone else fill it in for me.
Thanks
Madison


 

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:38 AM, Madison Martin wrote:
guess my version of Word is too old.
What version of Word are you using?
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


Madison Martin
 

2013 I think.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: July 23, 2020 10:56 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: filling out PDFs

 

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:38 AM, Madison Martin wrote:

guess my version of Word is too old.

What version of Word are you using?
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss


 

Word 2013, if that's what you have, can definitely open PDF files:

How to edit a PDF document in Word 2013 - TechRepublic

How to Open PDF in Word: 15 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Opening PDFs in Word - Word

 

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
       ~ Lawrence Krauss