Import documents

You can import forms into Designer that were created in another form authoring application or an XForm XML application, or import spreadsheet data from Microsoft Excel 2002 or later by copying and pasting the content of the spreadsheet cells into a form. You can also import legacy forms as a starting point for creating new Designer forms. You can import files from these applications into Designer.

Application

File types

Acrobat

PDF

Adobe Form Designer 5.0 or later

XFT

Adobe Output Designer

IFD

To import Output Designer files (IFD) into Designer, you must install Output Designer 5.5 or later on the same computer as Designer.

Microsoft Word

DOC, DOT, RTF

Microsoft Excel

XLS, XML, HTML, XLT, TXT

Microsoft InfoPath

XSN

XForms Model

XHTML, XML, HTML, HTM, XFDL

Designer includes a number of options to handle imported files and render the best possible output. Designer preserves the layout of the imported form as much as possible and converts the elements into Designer objects.