PlatoForms User Guide
  • Form Builder

    Creating an Online Form for an Existing PDF

  • Custom Domain

    With Builder you can build three types of forms: online web forms, online PDF forms, and master forms.

  • Master Form Builder

    you will arrive at the Form Builder. On the form Builder, there are three main sections:

Form types

PlatoForms offers different types of forms to suit your needs. Review the table below for more details.

Online PDF Form


  • Convert your PDF into interactive online form while keeping its original details.
  • Alternatively, create a PDF from scratch and let PlatoForms turn it into an interactive online form.


  • Great for complex PDFs.
  • Works on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Edge.
  • Not on Internet Explorer.
  • Many images may slow loading.

Online Web Form


  • Convert your PDF to interactive online form based on PlatoForms’ components.
  • Tailor it your way with a range of options.


  • Works on all browsers, mobile-friendly.
  • Slightly more setup, but super efficient.

Master Form


Reuse fields in multiple PDFs.


Reuse data for multiple forms easily.

Tips for selection

  • Purpose check: Consider your form’s goal, whether it’s converting a PDF, reusing fields, or starting from scratch.

  • Feature peek: Examine unique features like layout options, field reuse, and customization.

  • Scenario fit: Match the form type to your project needs. For example, choose ‘Online PDF form’ to preserve PDF layout.

  • Future planning: Think ahead. ‘Master form’ can save time by allowing field reuse across PDFs.

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