Transforming ordinary paper-based forms into Interactive PDF Documents
Prior to project commencement, we will use your original paper form(s) to discuss what you would like to keep, add, or omit from the final design. Once a decision has been made, we will use the markup as a guide to create your new interactive eForm.
If you do not have an existing form to begin with, we will use this time to discuss a new eForm layout that will meet your specific business or personal needs.
Step 2 is where all the magic happens and the fun begins.
During this phase, we will completely build your eForm from the ground up, paying close attention to the slightest details (typography, image resolution, form structure, etc.) to ensure a simple, clean, and uniform look throughout the entire design.
Before proceeding to the next step, we will carefully check to make sure all interactive form elements (text / numeric fields, check boxes, buttons, calculations, etc.) function as intended.
At this point, you are now free to deploy your new electronic form(s).
Simply place the eForm(s) on your website for users to access and download, or email the file directly to your users via email.
Upon download or receipt, users can open, fill in, print and/or submit, your eForm(s) using free Adobe Reader.
After ensuring your eForm functions properly, we will save your file as a PDF and send it to you for review & approval.
Provided no changes are necessary, your form is now ready for the final stage.
Unlike the previous example where we created an eForm from scratch, here we simply start by taking your existing form(s) and converting it to PDF.
The PDF conversion is only necessary if you provide us with files in any format other than PDF (e.g. MS Word, Excel, JPEG, Word Perfect, etc.). If you supply us with a hardcopy of your form(s), we will scan the document first then convert it.
Since we are not designing your form(s) from scratch (in this option), please note that will have limited control over form quality and the ability to edit existing form content. As a result, it is important that you provide us with a high quality, well formatted, and legible original to base our design.
After converting your native file to PDF, the next step involves adding interactive forms elements “on-top-of” the background form image.
Interactive form elements includes text and numeric fillable fields, radio buttons, check boxes, drop-down menus , form buttons, and much more.
The easiest way to describe this process of design is by referencing layers.
In this case, the original form image will rest on the bottommost layer of the design, while individual form elements will reside on top.
(This method of design is different from option 1 in which form content and form elements both reside on the same layer.)
As a final step, we will ensure all form features work properly prior to sending you the file for review and approval.
Upon project completion, you are free to place your new eForm(s) on your website for users to access and download, or you may send the form(s) directly to your users via email.
Upon download or receipt, your users can open, fill in, print and/or submit your eForm(s) using free Adobe Reader.
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