As you may know, PDF files are well known for being bulletproof. But when it comes to fillable PDFs, its a whole other story.
In a basic way, a fillable PDF is a file where you are able to type into. Some people use those fillable files as forms for clients, or to transfer different info for different people while keeping the exact same layout.
But due the variety of PDF readers and their limitations, if you’re not looking to get your file filled by someone else but yourself or if you don’t want other people to be able to see it as editable it’s a good idea convert the file to a more solid format in order to avoid losing any information after you send/apply them.
Luckily, there are a few online tools able to do that in seconds and I’m going to do a simple step by step today. Here’s the file I’ll be using and as you can see I already filled that with placeholder text. If you want to try the fillable file yourself, you can edit it and re-save (fillable files do not save any text inside a form automatically, you have to re-save with another name after making any changes.)
USING CONVERTIO – WWW.CONVERTIO.CO
- Go to Convertio’s website, and click on “From Computer” to upload your file.
- Click on the dropdown menu where it says “DOC” and look for the JPEG option.
- After that just click on the big “Convert” button and wait until the conversion is finished. This won’t take more than a few seconds, unless your document is huge.
- Click on “Download” to download your JPEG file.
USING PDF CANDY – WWW.PDFCANDY.COM
- Access PDF CANDY, and click on “Add Files” to upload the PDF from your computer.
- On “Output Image Quality” select “High”.
- Click on the “Conver PDF” button and wait.
- Download your JPEG file.
Now you may ask, why not just convert the PDF to DOC or something else? Because if you’re working with elaborated layouts the formatting would probably look all over the place even after the conversion. When you convert the PDF to a bitmap you’re able to keep everything on the file intact since you are creating a static version of the file.