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Filling in PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Reader

ApplicationRecently our libraries have been discussing their patrons' need to be able to fill information into PDFs without printing them, writing on them with a pen, and re-scanning them.

Did you know you can use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program to add text and signatures to PDFs?

Usually when I'm working with PDFs, I click on a link on a webpage and the PDF opens in the browser itself. This provides a limited set of options and works great if I just need to read the PDF. Downloading the PDF and opening it within Adobe Acrobat Reader instead (the current version on my Windows 10 PC is "Acrobat Reader DC") gives have additional options to add text and signatures. Nifty!

I downloaded the SCLS Library Card application and tried it out. Worked great!

Interested in more details? This article from PC Magazine has info and screenshots:  https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-insert-text-sign-a-pdf-with-adobe-acrobat-reader