PDFs vs Google Foms

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This article describes PDF files and Google Forms. 

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Windows and Mac Operating System

PDF vs. Google Forms

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat , Acrobat Capture, or similar products.

 

Fillable forms are versions of frequently used and/or modified documents that are available in electronic format for easy editing. An example of a fillable form is Google Forms.

 

Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users through a personalized survey or quiz. The information is collected and automatically inserted onto a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses.

 

Google Forms is best used when needing to send a fillable form to many people.

 

Hint: (In most cases if you need a form to be filled out, Google Forms is usually the right way to go. It is rare where you would want to use a filllable PDF due to its shortcomings as it does not have the ability to easily collect that data and it is not easily accessible on mobile platforms.)

 

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Article ID: 112489
Created
Thu 7/23/20 2:09 PM
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Tue 8/8/23 10:33 AM