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Use Google Drive to Fill Out PDF Forms

posted Aug 23, 2016, 6:50 PM by ITS Website

If you don’t have the right software, filling out PDF forms on your computer can be a frustrating experience. Luckily, this (free) trick using Google Drive makes filling out PDF forms a breeze.

  • Move the PDF into Drive > double-click the file to preview it > click the “Open with” drop down menu at the top.
  • If you don’t already have DocHub installed, you need to click on “Connect more apps.” From here, search for DocHub and then install it. Once finished, go back to the same “Open with” drop down, and this time select DocHub.
  • When you open DocHub for the first time, it’s going to ask permission to access your Drive. Click on Allow to proceed, and your file will open in DocHub shortly.
  • The key to this app is that it allows you to draw text boxes anywhere you want on a PDF, which then just become fillable fields that you can type into as you like. You can slide these text boxes around and use the grid lines to assist you in positioning them.

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  • You can also use the check mark too for “checking off” boxes.

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  • There is also a great signature feature. When you click on the “Sign” button at the top of your screen, you can create a saved signature that you can use to sign documents. You can draw on the screen, use a page on your phone, or upload an image of your existing signature.

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  • When you’re finished filling out your PDF document, you have several options for sharing it. You can download it directly, share a link, or email it as an attachment.

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