After adding PDF annotation to Chrome, Google is bringing one more PDF related feature on-board to help people who work with a lot of PDF files. You will soon be able to fill PDF forms and save the file without resorting to workarounds like printing the PDF as another PDF after filling.
I spotted a new flag in the Canary version of Google Chrome, and it is most likely available in the Dev version too. The flag reads:
Save PDF Forms
Enable saving PDFs with filled form data. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS
I tested this, but looks like things are still in work-in-progress here, because I could not get this to work. This is not surprising because we are talking about Canary channel and experimental flags. I have even seen developers adding flags first and then the feature later!
So, the good news is, you will soon be able to fill and save forms using Google Chrome. You wouldn’t need a separate app or software on your computer just for that purpose.
I like it when I can do more things with Chrome. I am just waiting for the day when Chrome wash clothes and drive cars. What about you?