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Spellcheck your PDF documents

Today, we want to tell you about one of our new features, the spilchecher, excuse me, spellchecker.

Quite often, when preparing a document or filling a form, we need to meet a strict deadline, so we become a nervous and cannot concentrate, especially when our colleagues are discussing something or the phone is incessantly ringing. As a consequence, we make typos because every now and then one of our fingers hits the wrong key and quite often we’ve got no time to proofread the document. The only thing that can save us is a good spellchecker.

At PDFfiller, we always strive to improve our product. To exclude a situation where our customers send out documents containing any typos or mistakes, we’ve integrated a spellchecker into our PDF editor.

Please note, that our spellchecker checks only what you type. We presume that the original blank document you have to fill contains no mistakes, because authorities and agencies usually prepare their forms with due diligence and care.

The spellchecker immediately underlines misspelled, unknown or uncapitalized words.

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You can activate the spellchecker at any time before or after you start typing. Click “turn on” button in the main toolbar. The spellchecker panel will appear below the main toolbar, click on the toggle.
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Apart from English, you can check Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, French and Norwegian texts. Select the language you need from the drop-down list.

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TIP. If you learn any of the above-mentioned languages, you can use our spellchecker to check your written exercises. If you need to send an email to your foreign friend or partner, you can also check your messages before sending them.

To correct a word, right-click it and choose its replacement from the drop-down list.

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However, it is not always the case that an underlined word is incorrect. The spellchecker underlines the words that it does not recognize. If the word is spelled correctly, you can add it to your dictionary. The spellchecker will recognize it next time you type it.

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If you like being able to check spelling and produce impeccable documents, you might be interested in a range of other great features that PDFfiller offers. With PDFfiller, you can also highlight, redact or erase text and even add sticky notes, fillable fields and pictures.
Moreover, you can share, email, SMS, fax and host fillable documents using our unique LinkToFill feature. Check out these tutorials to see the other great things that PDFfiller can do for you!

Making the Most of Checkmarks

Check it out: How to Use Checkmarks in PDFfiller

Today, we would like to tell you about a feature that is indispensable for filling forms — checkmarks.

Developing our product, we always think outside the box. That is why you can use our checkmarks outside the checkboxes in which they are usually found. For instance, PDFfiller’s checkmarks can serve as a handy annotation tool or as bullet points. You can even link them to any webpage. Despite the new applications, our checkmarks still retain their original function — you can put them into any checkbox while filling a form. A checkbox can be of any size, because PDFfiller’s checkmarks are resizable. Apart from the standard checkmark, we offer you two more shapes — crosses and circles.

Once you’ve added our checkmarks to a PDF document, you will never lose them. Even if you convert your PDF to a Word document, PDFfiller’s checkmarks will preserve their position, size and color.

Now it’s time to see what you can do using our checkmarks.

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Adding and Formatting Checkmarks

To add a checkmark to your document, click on its icon in the main toolbar and click where you need to place it. Simple, isn’t it?

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To move, resize or delete the checkmark, use the mini toolbar above it. To change the color, click the color box in the top right corner of the page and select the color you need.

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The next checkmark will be of the same color and size provided that you don’t switch to another type, for instance from “X” to circle.

Linking a Checkmark to a Webpage

To create a hyperlink, click the link icon in the top right corner and in the dialog window that will open, enter the URL of a webpage and click Save.

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When you share or send your document, the recipient will be able to open the page linked to the checkmark.
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Checkmarks Under Control

On seeing the variety of our checkmarks, you might ask yourself a question: what if I create a form or a fillable document and users fill them with checkmarks of all shapes, colors and sizes? The document will look very colorful but not very attractive. We asked ourselves the same question and we offer you a solution: PDFfiller’s checkboxes.

You can create a fillable document, add checkboxes and format them and checkmarks to your liking. Whoever fills the document will not be able to take an artistic approach to filling checkboxes.

Open the ADD FILLABLE FIELDS tab on the right.

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Click on the checkbox icon and place the checkbox where you need it.

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To format the checkbox, click Advanced to expand the options and select the shape and color of the checkmark. You can also choose whether the checkbox will be checked or unchecked by default.

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To learn more about how to add and adjust checkmarks, circles and X’s, please watch the following video:

If you like being able to add and customize checkmarks, you might be interested in a range of other great features that PDFfiller offers. With PDFfiller, you can also create fillable fields for text, numbers, photos, signatures and dates, as well as smart fillable fields including drop-down lists and formulas.

Moreover, you can email, SMS, fax and host fillable documents using our unique LinkToFill feature. Check out these tutorials to see the other great things that PDFfiller can do for you!

Don’t be Afraid of Mistakes — Just Undo It

We all make mistakes. It is important to have a possibility to correct them and go ahead doing things right. We at PDFfiller are constantly striving to improve our product, to make it even more convenient for our users. One of our latest developments is the undo/redo tool. If you make a mistake or should you change your mind while editing a document, you can easily erase the last 13 changes you’ve made and reverse the last undo command using the undo/redo tool.

You will find the undo and redo buttons in the top left corner of the page. The undo button depicts an arrow pointing left, the redo button depicts an arrow pointing right.

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Alternatively, you can undo the last changes by pressing Ctrl+Z and reverse the last undo command by pressing Shift+Ctrl+Z.

A tip: before you start editing a document or filling a form, make a backup copy of the blank document. If something goes wrong, you will always be able to start anew.
To do this, select the document in its folder and click the Copy icon.

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Enter a name of the copy and click OK.

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Undo It All

You can also undo all the changes you’ve made in a couple of clicks. Select the document in its folder, click the More drop-down menu and select Clear — that’s all you need to do. You should remember, however, that you won’t be able to reverse this action.

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It should be noted that the empty fillable fields that you added to the document will remain.

A tip: make a backup copy before restoring the filled document to its original state.

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If you like being able to edit and fill out documents in PDFfiller’s editor, you might be interested in a range of great features that PDFfiller has to offer. Some of these include highlighting, redacting or erasing text, adding sticky notes, text boxes, and pictures. Check out these tutorials to see the other great things that PDFfiller can do for you!

Search Within a Fillable PDF Documents

Search Within a Document While Editing It Online

We at PDFfiller are working hard to improve our product, to make it even more convenient for our users. One of our latest developments is a search tool. Using this tool, you can find a word or a phrase in a PDF document. Now you will save even more time editing or annotating your PDFs because our search tool not only finds words, but also enables you to erase, highlight, and black them out.

Activating the Search Tool

To activate the Search tool, click the Search button on the main toolbar or press CTRL+F on your keyboard.

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The search toolbar will appear under the editing tools.

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Finding Words

Type the text you want to find in the search field. The counter will show you the total number of search terms found in the document and the ordinal number of the current search term. The current search term is highlighted in green, the others in red.

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To jump to the next instance of the search term, click the down arrow; to go to the previous instance, click the up arrow.

Deleting, Highlighting, and Redacting

To delete the current search term, click Erase.

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To highlight the current search term, click Highlight.

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To black out the search term, click Blackout.

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It should be noted that the Search tool finds words in the original text only; it does not search the text that you’ve added editing the document.

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If you like being able to find words or phrases in PDF documents, you might be interested in a range of other great features that PDFfiller has to offer. Some of these include adding sticky notes, text boxes, and pictures. You can also email, SMS, or fax your documents, as well as share them using our unique LinkToFill feature. Check out these tutorials to learn more about the other great features PDFfiller offers!

Assigning Roles Using PDFfiller’s SendToSign Feature

Assign Roles for SendToSign Feature

In one of our previous blog posts, we discussed SendToSign, a powerful feature that enables you to ask other people to sign your documents. Now we would like to shed more light on a tool that makes this feature particularly appealing to users – the Assign Roles feature.

Let’s imagine that you need to execute a multilateral contract. You prepare the document with due diligence and care, you send it to the parties, and by mistake, Mr. Johnson signs it instead of Mr. Jackson. Of course, you would like to avoid such an annoying situation.

PDFfiller gives you a handy tool that eliminates this risk completely. We named the tool “Add Fillable Fields and Assign Roles”.

Use it to create checkboxes and fillable fields for various types of data including text, numbers, signatures, dates, and photos. You can assign a fillable field to a particular person so that nobody but this person will be able to fill it.

You can activate the “Add Fillable Fields and Assign Roles” in the following way:

Go to My Docs, select the document you need to send for signature and click SendToSign on the right.

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On the next page, select SendToGroup.

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Add recipients and click the orange Add Fillable Fields and Assign Roles button.

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How to assign roles

On the page that will open next, add fillable fields and assign them to the recipients. Choose the field type in the right pane and click where you need to place the field. Then, select from the drop-down list the recipient who will have the exclusive right to fill the field.

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Press the Preview button in the top right corner and on the page that will open next, select a recipient from the drop-down list. You will see the document just like the selected recipient will see it.

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Our simple example shows that Mr. Johnson no longer has any chance of putting his signature where Mr. Jackson’s signature should be, and vice versa.

Exit the preview mode and click Save in the top right corner to continue. Please note, that if you don’t assign a fillable field to anyone, any recipient will be able to fill it.

When you use PDFfiller to request signatures, you can avoid any potential confusion and save yourself a lot of time!

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To learn more about how to request signatures, please watch the following video:

If you like being able to request signatures online, you might be interested in a range of other great features that PDFfiller offers. With PDFfiller, you can also email, SMS, or fax your documents, as well as share them using our unique LinkToFill feature. Check out these tutorials to see the other great things that PDFfiller can do for you!