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GetPDF Form Filler

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 26, 2010

GetPDF's Form Filler is a tool that enables you to fill out interactive PDFs, preview them in Adobe Reader, and save the filled forms as changed originals or as new files, all without requiring Adobe's Acrobat software. Form Filler can handle any kind of interactive field, enter text, select items, and choose yes or no options.

At just under 784KB, this is a compact download and an efficient tool. It opens with an attractive but basic interface with an expandable Menu that helps keeps things neat and tidy. The program lacks a Help file, though there is a link to a Web site that offers online assistance and FAQs. However, it's an easy-to-use piece of shareware, with clearly labeled options. There's a left-hand information pane and a spreadsheetlike main display with drag-to-resize partitions for its various fields, including title, pages, alignment, and visible. We found a PDF-based catalog online and opened it in Form Filler, which immediately listed every interactive object in the document, including things like navigation buttons. That may confuse inexperienced users, but we feel it adds flexibility. Simply right-click a field and choose Edit to enter text. You can also change the alignment, font, and even the font color, an unexpected but welcome capability.

GetPDF Form Filler's free trial version counts down its 15 days with a nag screen. It's ready for Windows 7 and Vista. If you work with a lot of PDFs, and especially if you fill out the same forms over and over again, it can be a time-saver.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.02 build 333


Release November 10, 2011
Date Added November 10, 2011
Version 3.02 build 333

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 4,091
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

GetPDF Form Filler enables you to fill out interactive PDF forms without the need for Adobe Acrobat. You can fill PDF forms with any field type; fill in text, make choice, select items, answer yes or no. In the process of filling out a PDF Form, you may click the Preview button at any time to open your current work with Adobe Acrobat Reader software to see if everything is okay. Filled PDF forms can be saved or saved as a new PDF file.