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Helper II
Helper II

What is the best way to fill in PDF forms?

 I keep running circles around this issue with our company's Sharepoint we are developing.


We have Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Adobe Sign, and we have plenty of Word-based content control forms.


All I want is to build a power app and/or build a flow that would allow employees to fill in existing Adobe Acrobat Pro pdf form fields and save them.  Or even send them for signing.


The issue we are trying to solve is that it seems that if we are saving our PDf forms in our Sharepoint Document library it will lead to a situation where employees need to download the file to their local drive to complete.  This isn't ideal.  I would like to develop a query or a wizard that would allow employees to fill out forms through Sharepoint or a hosted Powerapp that will fill in existing PDF forms.  


I just am unsure how to do it.  There are all these premium connectors, 3rd party ones like Plumsail, etc, etc.  It feels overwhelming to figure out what solution best works for our company.  


So my question is if you had all these adobe forms or word forms that you wanted your employees to be able to complete online and either save, email or send through adobe sign, what would the option you would take?  how would you configure this?  

Advocate II
Advocate II

I was surprised not to find a Power Automate solution from Adobe when I was researching this same issue. 

From what I can tell, there are currently two connectors that can fill in forms, Plumsail & Encodian. I'm no expert of either of them but Plumsail appears to be a part of a larger service platform so it's likely not useful for your needs.

Encodian is free up to 50 transactions and then escalates pretty steeply in pricing 

I still hope Adobe develops this connector as well as it would be logical but this might work in the mean time for you.

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