I'm looking for Adobe Acrobat DC alternative (https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/how-to/create-fillable-pdf-forms-creator.html) - PDF creator capable of creating PDF fillable forms. Is there something

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Open Office lets you embed form elements, and then export the doc as a fillable PDF using FDF to submit.

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    This should be more known feature of OpenOffice. A lot of people are buying Acrobat for this and OpenOffice can do this simple thing without any problems. Thanks!
    – devondre
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 15:39
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    You can also use Scribus but that might be overkill.
    – arana
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 18:41
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    @OndrejVrabel no problem. I only use it to create a FDF PDF form template so I can dynamically populate the fields via code and then flatten the PDF to make it un-editable to generate certificates, etc.
    – ivanivan
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 20:14
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    @ivanivan is there a way to change the font in the field?
    – devondre
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 20:40
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    @OndrejVrabel - Yup. Double click on the field and you'll get properties for it, scroll down to see size, face, style, etc. For my use, I turn off the borders on input fields, also done in that same properties area
    – ivanivan
    Commented Dec 7, 2018 at 20:48

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