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Adobe Acrobat has a feature that enables you to transfer data from one form to another without having to retype it.

For example, you can create, export and save data in a Form A for reuse by importing it into a Form B.

You may need to edit data that has been exported, as it will include text from all fields, such as the unique locked identifier number.

Create and Export Reusable Data

Open the form that will serve as your data source

Fill out the data fields you want to re-use on another form

Form Fields

Save the form as a .FDF file

Save As Acrobat FDF File
  • In Adobe Acrobat DC, select Tools > Prepare Form > More > Export Data

    Acrobat DC Tools > Prepare Form
    Acrobat DC Export Data
  • In Adobe Acrobat 11, select Tools > Forms > More from Options > Export Data

    Acrobat 11 Export Data