PDF forms

A PDF form is a type of PDF file with fields that you can fill out. This functions like a digital version of a paper form that you'd fill out with a pen.

Fill & sign a PDF form

  • If you haven't already, download the PDF form that you intend to fill out or sign.

On any computer or mobile device

Fill

  • Click within the form, then type, to fill it out.

    • If fields don't allow you to add content, select the T button to add text.

      • You can move the text box around and resize it.

  • When done, either follow the Sign instructions, below, or select FINISH & SIGN > SAVE > Save to device to download your completed form.

Sign

  • Scroll to the page you want to sign.

  • Select Create signature.

    • On a mobile device, you may first have to select Your Signature.

  • Follow the prompts to sign, then select CREATE.

  • Under My signatures, click and drag your signature onto the page.

    • On a mobile device, your signature may have already appeared on the page.

    • You can move it around and resize it.

  • When done, select FINISH & SIGN > SAVE > Save to device to download your completed form.

We find that this method works, most consistently, on most devices, and for free. However, there is a limit to how many forms it lets you fill out / sign each day. You can get around the limit by using another browser. Or, below you'll find additional methods to fill and sign your forms.

Other options

Here are some additional ways, on various devices and operating systems.

Microsoft Edge (Windows computer)

  • Open the PDF form with Microsoft Edge.

Fill

  • Click within the form, then type, to fill it out.

    • If fields don't allow you to add content, then the form may not technically be fillable. However, you can still add text by following the On any computer or device instructions, above, instead. Or, the Adobe Acrobat instructions, below.

  • When done, click the Save icon, near the top right.

Sign

  • Edge does not yet offer this option. Please follow the On any computer or device instructions, above, or the Adobe Acrobat instructions, below.

Preview (macOS computer)

  • Open the PDF form with Preview.

    • If you have trouble, right click the file, then select Open With > Preview.

Fill

  • Click within the form, then type, to fill it out.

    • If fields don't allow you to add content, then the form may not technically be fillable.
      However, you can still
      use Markup to add text.

  • When done, either follow the Sign instructions, below, or select File > Save.

Sign

Adobe Acrobat (download to any computer)

Install Adobe Acrobat Reader

If you don't already have either Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat...

  • Visit get.adobe.com/reader.

  • Under Step 1, select your operating system.

    • If you are using macOS and have upgraded to Big Sur, select Mac OS Intel 10.12 - 10.15.

  • Under Step 2, select your language.

  • Under Step 3, select your version.

  • Select Download Acrobat Reader.

  • Follow the prompts to install.

Fill & sign

  • Open the PDF form with either Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

    • If you have trouble, right click the file then open with either of the above.

  • From the tools pane, on the right, select Fill & Sign > Fill and sign.

Fill

  • Click within the form, then type, to fill it out.

  • When done, either follow the Sign instructions, below, or select File > Save As...

  • Select where you want to save your completed form, then select Save.

Sign

  • Scroll to the page you want to sign.

  • Select Sign > Add signature, follow the prompts, then select Apply.

    • If you've already added one, you can select it.

  • Click where you want your signature.

    • You can move it around and resize it.

  • When done, select File > Save As...

  • Select where you want to save your completed form, then select Save.

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