There are a million sites talking about how to create a fillable form. I want to take forms that the creator didn’t choose to make fillable and be able to fill them in so I don’t have to print, fill it out by my sloppy handwriting, sign it, scan it, then deliver the thing to them. What a waste of time! I imagine we would need a program to open it and convert it so I can edit it, then save it as a PDF. To be clear, I don’t want to alter the original text! I just want to fill it in by my computer instead of by hand so I can then email it to them immediately.
The way I'm thinking about getting started: — I start by finding the original design. The easiest way to do this is to look for the text of the form in a word processor, or an online form generator that parses the form, automatically generating text in an XML file. — — I look for images. Any site that can generate them will work. — — Once I have the image, I convert the XML to a text file. — — I convert from XML to plain text. — — (Optional) I make a simple script that will fill out the form based on the form's XML file and automatically save the final XML file into a PDF. — All right, so there it is. I'll keep adding to this as I go.