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This instructional article will guide you through the entire process of filling out PDF Form 1040 with PDF.co by using Postman.

  1. Go to Collections Tab and Click on PDF.co API v.1 Folder
  2. Click on PDF Info Reader Folder
  3. Click on Get/pdf/info
  4. Enter the Form’s Link on URL Key’s Value
  5. Click on the Send Button
  6. Scroll Down and Make Sure that the Status is 200 OK
  7. See All the List Fields in the Body
  8. Click on the PDF Text Tools Folder
  9. Click Post /pdf/edit/add Endpoint
  10. Click on Body and Select Raw
  11. Copy and Paste Code in the Field Box
  12. Click on the Send Button
  13. Scroll Down and Make Sure that the Status is 200 OK
  14. Copy the Resulting URL and Paste in the Browser’s Address Bar
  15. Video Tutorial: Fill out PDF Form 1040

1. Go to Collections Tab and Click on PDF.co API v.1 Folder

First of all, go to Collections Tab and choose the API v.1 folder.

PDF.co Postman API

2. Click on PDF Info Reader Folder

Secondly, choose the PDF Info Reader folder to proceed.

PDF Info Reader Folder

3. Click on Get/pdf/info

The next step would be clicking on get/pdf/info.

Get Form F1040 Fields

4. Enter the Form’s Link on URL Key’s Value

It’s time to enter the link of the form on URL Key’s value.

F1040 Form URL

5. Click on the Send Button

To send the information, just click this button.

Send Button

6. Scroll Down and Make Sure that the Status is 200 OK

At this step, just make sure everything worked well by checking that the status is OK.

200 OK Status Code

7. See All the List Fields in the Body

Now, you can see all the list fields in the body.

Form F1040 List Of All Fields

Now that we have a list of all of the IRS Form 1040’s fields, we are ready to fill out the form.

8. Click on the PDF Text Tools Folder

Go back to PDF.co API v.1 folder and click on the PDF Text Tools folder

PDF Text Tool Folder

9. Click Post /pdf/edit/add Endpoint

Click on Add Text, Images, and Fields to PDF folder and click Post /pdf/edit/add endpoint

Add Text, Images, And Fields To PDF Endpoint

10. Click on Body and Select Raw

Now, select Body and click on Raw.

Body Tab

11. Copy and Paste This Code in the Field Box

To proceed, just copy-paste the following code into the field box.

{
"async": false,
"encrypt": false,
"name": "f1040-filled",
"url": "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-form/f1040.pdf",
"fields": [
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].FilingStatus[0].c1_01[1]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "True"
},
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_02[0]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "John A."
},
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_03[0]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "Doe"
},
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_04[0]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "123456789"
},
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_05[0]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "Joan B."
},
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_05[0]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "Joan B."
},
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_06[0]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "Doe"
},
{
"fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_07[0]",
"pages": "1",
"text": "987654321"
}

],
“annotations”:[
{
“text”:”Sample Filled with PDF.co API using /pdf/edit/add. Get fields from forms using /pdf/info/fields”,
“x”: 10,
“y”: 10,
“size”: 12,
“pages”: “0-“,
“color”: “FFCCCC”,
“link”: “https://pdf.co”
}
],
“images”: [
]
}

Note: topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].FilingStatus[0].c1_01[1] is the field name for Married Filling Jointly. Setting Text to true will tick off the box. And topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_02[0] is the field name for Your first name and middle initial text box, adding a name in Text will fill the text box out.

12. Click on the Send Button

To run the whole process, just click on this button.

Send Button

13. Scroll Down and Make Sure that the Status is 200 OK

Check how the job worked by scrolling down to see the Status 200.

200 OK Status Code

14. Copy the Resulting URL and Paste in the Browser’s Address Bar

To check out the result, just paste the final URL into your browser.

Form F1040 Result URL

The filled-out form should look like this.

IRS Form 1040 Filled Out

Note: The URL is only valid for an hour. Once the 1 hour has elapsed, you may need to regenerate a new URL.

Fill out PDF Form 1040 – Video

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