11 oct 2022

The Easiest Way to Fill Out PDF Forms

There’s hardly any area of our lives in which PDF forms are not present in some way. Whether you’re entering a college or university, applying for a job, or making a bank deposit, there’s no escaping them. Luckily, we no longer have to print out forms and complete them by hand. Nowadays, we’re blessed with multiple software solutions that allow us to complete, sign, and share PDF forms with ease. In this blog post, we’d like to tell you about the easiest way to fill out PDF forms regardless of where you are and whether you have a PC on hand. 

One App to Fill Them All

If you’re still not using iScanner to fill out PDF forms, you are missing out. In the app, the process is as easy as it can possibly be. You don’t need any other app or software—everything from text inputs to adding photos and vector graphics to e-signatures to emailing can be done in just one app. Here’s how to do it in five easy steps.

Step 1. Upload the Form in Question to iScanner

Download the form you need to fill out to your mobile device and open it. Next, hit the Share button at the bottom left and choose the iScanner app from the list. 

Step 2. 941, W-8, or Parental Consent Form—Fill in Personal Info in a Few Taps with the Autofill Feature

Once you’ve got your form open in iScanner, go to the Text menu at the bottom of the screen. Within the text menu, tap the Text box button. A text box will appear. You can now type in the box, choose from various fonts, change the font size, and edit. 

What’s more, the autofill feature can do half the work for you! Whether it’s a 941 or a Parental Consent Form, your first and last name, date of birth, address, email, and phone number are the same, so why type it in each time? To get the most out of the autofill feature, add as much frequently used information to the app as possible. Hit the +Add button, populate the pre-saved fields, and add custom fields, like your organization or position, for example. Once this information has been added, you can simply paste all the details by tapping the respective categories as shown below.

Step 3. Add Pictures or Vector Graphics 

Adding pictures or vector graphics to PDF forms has never been so easy. If the form you’re filling in requires a photo, tap Insert at the bottom right. Within the next menu, hit Photos, which will direct you to your photo gallery. Pick a photo, tap Next, crop if needed, and then tap Next again. Now you’ll be able to reduce, magnify, and move the photo around the page as you see fit. Once you’re happy with everything, hit Save

If you need to tick boxes or add +/- symbols, tap Insert and then Shapes. Within the next menu, choose the shape you need, and it will be added to the form. You can adjust the size and color, rotate it, and move it across the page. Once finished, hit Save

Step 4. Sign 

To add your signature to the form, tap Sign at the bottom of the screen. In iScanner, you have several ways of adding your signature. Tap the + icon and choose one that suits you best from the list:

  • Draw – the app allows you to use your finger to draw your signature right on the display of your device.
  • Type – if just your name will do, you can type it in the box and add it to the page.
  • Camera – take a picture of your wet-ink signature, and the app will capture and apply it to the form.
  • Photos – as in the previous option, the app will capture your handwritten signature from a photo, but this time you can choose an existing one from the gallery.

Step 5. Share 

Once you’ve filled out the form, you can save it, email it to yourself or other people, share it via any messenger, or upload to a cloud storage right in the app. Just tap the Share button at the bottom right and choose one of the options from the menu. All done!