How to Fill out a PDF Form on Mac

If you interact with PDF documents on a daily basis, you will need to fill PDF forms at some point. Once you have the right tool, filling the fillable fields on your PDF document becomes an easy task. You can fill both the interactive forms and the non-interactive fields without any hassle. The following steps describe how to fill out a PDF form on Mac. It also shows how you can import or export the PDF form data, and how you can save the document after filling all the information you need.

How to Fill out PDF Form on Mac

The steps will require the use of the PDFelement for Mac, and therefore you will have to download and install it on your Mac.

STEP 1. Import PDF into PDF Form Filler for Mac

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Once you have installed PDFelement, launch it, go ahead, and import the PDF file that holds the form that you want to fill. You can import the PDF in three different ways. Click "Open File" from the Home window and then select and upload the PDF file to the PDFelement. Also, you can choose the PDF, right-click on it, and then choose "Open With > PDFelement" to upload the PDF to the program.

STEP 2. Fill in PDF Form with Interactive Fields

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When you open an interactive form, an information bar will emerge on the top of the file. From the listed information, click the "Highlight Field" button to ensure that all fields are fillable. After activating the fillable fields, click any of the listed fields in your file. When the pointer becomes an I-beam, insert all the information that you want to appear on the selected field. You can fill each field at a time by clicking and filling on the fillable field. Then click "Save" to preserve the new changes to your PDF file.

STEP 3. Fill in Non-Interactive PDF Form

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If there are no interactive fields in your PDF form, click the "Edit" button on the toolbar. After that, you should select the “Add Text” option from the submenu. Then, go ahead and click the blank part on your PDF form to insert a new text. After filling the non-interactive fields, hold down the "Command + S" on your keyboard to save the changes.

STEP 4. Import or Export Form Data

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To import the PDF form data, go to the "Form" tab and click it. Then from the displayed options, click the "Import Data" on the bottom right hand side of the screen. The action takes you back to the local folders on your computer to choose the file that you want to import. Select the file, hit on it and then choose "Open". The PDF form data will be imported to a selected area.

To export the form data to your PDF file, go to the "Form" tab from and select the "Export Data" button on the right-hand side of the interface. The option will allow you to save the data on a specific folder and a name of your choice. Complete the action by clicking on "Save".

STEP 5. Save PDF Form

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After making all these changes to the PDF, you need to save the document. Go to the "File" button and click "Save as". Then give a name for your document, select its destination and then hit "Save". Alternatively, after you are done filling your PDF forms, you can use the command "Ctrl + S" on your keyboard and give a name and destination for your file. Then hit "Save".