Common situation when company creates a document in a Microsoft Word format and prints it out to use in physical format. Default scenario for most physical documents.
Afterwards company decides to start using fillable PDF forms with PDF Share Forms and want to continue using the same document that was designed in Microsoft Word.
It can be easily done by following steps described below:
Step 1. Open a Microsoft Word document
Step 2. Save the document as PDF by navigating to File → Save As → choose destination folder → set type to PDF
This PDF does not contain fillable fields yet, but now it is ready to be imported into PDF Share Forms, where fields and connection with SharePoint can be added.
Step 4. Navigate to My Forms Templates by clicking SharePoint settings wheel → PDF Share Forms IW → My Forms Templates
Step 5. In My Form Templates in Templates tab → My Templates click Import new template
Click on Drop files here or click to upload area. Standard file choosing window appears - select the file and click upload
Choose SharePoint document library where form will be published and click Import Template.
Step 6. As result, PDF Share Forms IW designer will be opened
Step 7. Add text field to the canvas
Step 7.1 Add name, "Title" in this example
Step 7.2 Place it over the area for title and resize to match the border layout
Step 8. In order to connect field with SharePoint columns, click Map button on the top of the field. Choose an existing column or create a new (write the name)
Step 8.1 Blue icons shows that field is mapped
Step 9. Publish the template. Click Publish button (marked with red) on the right bottom corner
Step 9.1 Publish PDF form window appears
Click Generate Link.
Step 9.2 New form can be access by generated link or by navigating to the target library