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Chapter 4. Creating Form Designs > Designing PDF Forms

4.1. Designing PDF Forms

For those who are novice forms designers, the most important thing for you to remember is that Acrobat is not a program where you begin a layout—forms or otherwise. Acrobat was never intended to be an original authoring program. As a matter of fact, Acrobat doesn't have a FileNew command to start a new design—something that almost all authoring applications provide you. It's only in recent releases of Acrobat that you could create a blank new page. When you create a blank page, that's precisely what you get—a blank document, and there are no tools available in Acrobat for adding text and elements in a layout.

Acrobat does provide a few tools that can aid you with minor touchups for text and image editing, but for the most part, it would be a convoluted task to try to create a form or other layout from scratch in Acrobat.


  

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