So, you’re ready for the big leagues, huh? Kidding! Creating an editable PDF is one of the easiest things you can do and it’s totally painless, promise. Let’s get to it!
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First, in Powerpoint, go to File–>Save As–>PDF.
Save your file somewhere you can find it (I can’t find your file for you, sorry). I recommend your desktop, especially if you’re a tidy person like me and keep it cleared 🙂
When your Tools sidebar opens, click Forms–>Edit.
For this particular file, I know it won’t detect the places I want form fields, so I click No.
Under Tasks, click Add New Field–>Text Field.
Drag and create a text box where you want people to be able to type.
Double click or select the Properties option.
A window will open for you to format your text.
On the Appearance tab, you can change the font size (if the dropdown menu doesn’t have what you want, you can just click and type it). I’m changing my font to match my product and the color to white because it has a black background.
In the Options tab, you can change the alignment to Left, Right or Center. I’m changing mine to Center.
If you want multiple text boxes with the same formatting, you can copy and paste them and move/resize them to where you want them. BUT, if you don’t change the NAME of the text field, they will all show up identical (for some products you may want that, but most likely you won’t). I changed my 2nd text box to Text2 so the teacher can type in another student’s name.
Close Form Editing when you’re done and you can test it out by typing in the editable areas yourself.
When you go to secure your file, make sure you ALLOW Filling in form fields or it won’t work. That’s it! Feel free to leave a comment below if you found this helpful!