Tech Tips: Type On PDF

I received an email few days ago informing that I won tickets in a contest organized by SME Solution Expo. I won two tickets worth RM300 each to attend the 3 days expo and they emailed me a form to be filled in so that they can mail me the physical ticket. The problem is, the form is in PDF format. I requested for the .doc format but unfortunately they don’t have it. The only option at that time is to print the form, fill in the form and fax it back to them or scan it and emailed it to them.

I find that this is seriously hassle and I’m sure there is a way to write on PDF. I tried to find any typing tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader but none. I googled and found a website where you can upload the document and some tools to type on the PDF will be ready for you to use. Bloody brilliant! The website is called PDF Filler. I quickly upload the form and happily used the online tools. They event tool for checkmark! Serious cool! As I was ready to save the editted PDF as PDF, a message appear saying that there’s a fee need to be paid to be able to print, email or save the PDF file. Me…cheapskate plus pokai fella….can’t afford to pay for that service yet. So, I left the website feeling helpless.

Continue with google, I found some readers in a forum shared about Foxit Reader. So I downloaded it. Installed it. Half-heartedly…expecting that this also not gonna work or it will also asked for fee. So I launched the software, use the typing tool….and voila! It works! Check the image below.

At first I have a problem with check mark but hey, just use the letter X and it solved.

So, if you received forms in PDF format and have trouble to fill them in, get Foxit Reader. It’s free, yo!

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