Re: Filling PDF Forms

Mohib Anwar Rafay

Generally it can be done by converting the pdf document into MS Word
doc using ABBYY fine reader, it will not disturb its structure and
entries. After filling the info, it can again be saved as pdf

On 1/13/22, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
No I just heard text. But everyone else and my agent were writing this
in edge and saving it as a pdf etc. I can't show you guys as this was
for a private thign we were doing, and I'm not really aloud to
distribute those, besides this was sometime last year.

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On 12 Jan 2022, at 8:26, Gene wrote:

Before the agent did this, when you moved through the form, was there
any indication that they were fillable or did you just hear text, as
though the intent was to print the document?


From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Filling PDF Forms

I had one such case. The aira agent was able to click into the form
fields and I was able to type into them, all this while using edge
btw, I really don’t know how they did it.

From: <> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Filling PDF Forms

If I understand your question, it is how you fill out a PDF document
with no form fields. I would think in such a case, the expectation is
that you would print it and return a paper copy or perhaps fax it.

If you did OCR a PDF file and then fill out answers by inserting text
in the document, I don’t know if that would be accepted or if some
other way would be required. Again, it may be expected that the
document be printed and returned.

I don’t know if a PDF document can have form fields that aren’t
seen by a screen-reader, using an appropriate program that should show
them. If that occurs, then the document isn’t accessible. You
would thhen need sighted assistance or you would need to work
something out with the person or entity that sent you the form.


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I don’t know if there are cases in which a PDF document wouldn’t
show fillable fields if they are present. If that


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From: Bhavya shah

Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:31 AM

To: nvda

Subject: [nvda] Filling PDF Forms

Dear all,

One of the tasks I use sighted assistance for but suspect can be done
independently is filling out PDF forms. Properly tagged PDFs which
have editable form fields right in the document, of course, aren't a
problem. Inversely, I understand that scanned, image-based PDF forms
would be a challenge to read let alone fill. However, the kinds of
documents I am referring to right now are generally accessible PDFs
which can either (i) be printed out and physically filled or (ii) be
edited directly and digitally filled. What are methods and software to
edit such PDFs independently using NVDA without accidentally altering
its structure or formatting?

I would truly appreciate your inputs and suggestions on this.

Best Regards,
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024

Mohib Anwar Rafay

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