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How to add a date field to a PDF form

To save the time of your field team and eliminate possible typos, we suggest creating a designated date field in your PDF forms. This way your employees will no longer need to manually type in the date when completing a digital form. All they have to do is to pick a correct date from a nice calendar dropdown.

To add a Date Field to your PDF form follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open your PDF form in Adobe Acrobat Pro, choose Prepare Form mode and click on the Date Field as shown below:

 Step 2. Having clicked on the Date Field, drag it to the designated place in your form:


Step 3. In the field Properties you can select the date format you’d like, e.g. mm/dd/yyyy:

Step 4. Save changes to the PDF form and upload it to the folder that is used in a workflow.

Now, your employee only needs to simply tap the respective field in the PDF form and choose the date from the date picker that will pop-up. The date will be automatically placed into designated field as shown below:

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