While it seems to be a pretty simple question, but if you are using Adobe Reader AND you are filling a fillable PDF form (with the above warning), most probably that you are scratching your head and ask yourself ‘How do I save this darn thing?‘. Of course, if the fillable PDF is created in an appropriate way, Adobe Reader user will be able to save a copy of the filled form.
What if that is not the case? You have the option to go back to the author and ask for a proper version, but sometimes it just doesn’t work that way. Solution? You will still be able to save the form, only in other PDF readers. Here’s some PDF reader alternatives that can be used to save any fillable form:
- Nitro Reader - A pretty new PDF reader and it is impressive since first release. You can save fillable form as normal form or flattened version.
- PDF-XChange Viewer - A long time third party PDF reader with a lot of features – saving a fillable form is one of them.
What are the alternative if a new PDF reader is not a preferred solution? You can try any PDF printer. Fill the form, print the form using PDF printer, and you will have a PDF filled with your information. My recommendation for PDF printers:
- PrimoPDF - Highly recommended. Easy to install and easy to use.
- CutePDF - Simple and easy application.
So that’s it! Happy form filling!