Adobe has this awesomely useful app called Adobe Fill & Sign, which you can download absolutely free for iOS and Android. By lucky coincidence, we have a feature in our app that allows you to open shared files in other apps on iPad and Android.
With these powers combined, there’s now a great solution for filling in your PDF forms on your tablet straight from Showcase.
Here’s how you do it.
- First of all, make sure Adobe Fill & Sign is installed on your iPad or Android.
- Throw your PDF form into one of your showcases, by adding it as a document to a hotspot. You want to ensure that the file is set to be "Shareable from this slide" - we have a separate article on how to do this.
Open the Showcase app on your tablet and navigate to your chosen PDF.
When you tap ‘Share’, top right, you’ll be given the option of different apps you can open the PDF with. Click 'Open With' and choose 'Copy to Adobe Fill & Sign' from the list.
Here’s an example — the PDF is the first link in WidgetCo’s list of documents:
The Fill & Sign app will open separately. Tap anywhere to insert some text. You can reposition the text and choose from a couple of sizes. Here’s what it looks like when you enter a date:
- You can also long-press anywhere on the screen to insert a checkmark, cross, bullet point, or circle at that exact spot on the PDF. For example, if the form has pre-existing boxes, you can check them like so:
Finally, here’s the really nifty bit: adding a signature. Tap the cute little fountain pen icon at the bottom to open a dialog box where you can create a signature or initials. Click 'Create Signature' and get your prospect to do their best finger painting of their signature right on the tablet screen. You can place that anywhere you need. Fancy.
Here’s what that looks like in action:
Once you're done, you can use the sharing option at the bottom right to send the signed PDF via email. Or you can hit 'Done' to save the signed document to the Fill & Sign library. You can switch back to the Showcase app by dragging five fingers across the iPad screen from left to right, or by using an application switcher on Android.
If you need any helping hands to get this process up and running with your showcases, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to help!