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Take Control of PDFpen 5 by Michael E Cohen

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Fill Out a Non-Interactive Form

Filling out non-interactive PDF forms is more work than interactive forms—but not much more. With few exceptions, non-interactive forms only have two kinds of form element with which you need to deal: checkboxes and text entries.

Fill Out a Text Entry

The key to filling out a text entry on a non-interactive PDF is to put a text imprint over the text entry area (Figure 8-2).

Place a text imprint over a text entry area in a non-interactive PDF form

Figure 8-2. Place a text imprint over a text entry area in a non-interactive PDF form

It only takes a couple of steps to create a text imprint and fill it out:

  1. With the Text tool (Tools > Text), drag out a text imprint that fits over a text entry area ...

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