Create an auto-fillable PDF in Powerpoint with Flat Pack

Editable Multiplication PDF
Editable Multiplication PDF Editable Multiplication PDF

Autofillable PDFs: enter text in one form field, and it auto populates other form fields
Download the example: Multiplication Autofill PDF | Powerpoint Multiplication Template

Introduction

In this example we will create an auto fillable multiplication worksheet. You type in a number in the first and second box, and then the PDF is auto populated with these two numbers on the second and third page. It’s a quick way to generate a couple of multiplication or math worksheets.

PS. you can try this for free at any time using the FlatPack Preview

Key Lesson

The two main things to understand when creating auto fillable PDFs are:

Key Insight #1 In order for a PDF to be editable, it needs to have form fields

Key Insight #2 In order for a form field to automatically have the same value as another form field, they need to share the same form field name.

How to use Flat Pack to create auto fillable PDF

Step 1: Change the textboxes to form fields and assign a name

Step 1

  • Select the first text box
  • Click on convert to form field
  • Change the name of the form field to number1
  • Select the second text box
  • Click on convert to form field
  • Change the name of the form field to number2

Step 2: Use the same form field name on the second slide for all textboxes

Step 2

  • Go to the second slide
  • Select all the textboxes
  • Click on convert to form field
  • Change the name of all of them at once to number1

Step 3: Duplicate the slide and change form field names

Step 3

  • Duplicate the second slide by right clicking and select Duplicate
  • Highlight all the form fields
  • Change the name of all of them to number 2

Step 4: Create the PDF and preview it

  • Click on Create PDF
  • You are ready to go. Edit the text in the form fields and see them auto populate