Step by step guide:

1. In this tutorial we will show you how you can get the PDF Form Field Names using and Zapier. Our source file is an IRS Form 1040 with a total of 116 checkboxes and editboxes combined. We will get their individual names to easily reference the specific fields to fill out.

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It is important to note that the PDF Form must contain editable text fields and check boxes so /v1/pdf/info/fields endpoint can read them.

Form 1040 To Extract Form Fields Using
Screenshot of IRS Form 1040 as a PDF Source File

2. First, we need to set up our Action step. Let’s choose as the App and PDF File Information Reader as the Action Event.

PDF File Information Reader In

3. Next, let’s configure the PDF File Information Reader.

  • In the PDF URL field, enter the PDF Source File link.
  • In the Extract Information About Fillable Fields From PDF Form field, select True.

Configure PDF File Information Reader

4. Then, let’s send our PDF Information configuration data to to Test & Review.

Send Get PDF Information To To Test And Review

5. Terrific! We have successfully extracted the 116 Form Field Names from IRS Form 1040. You can copy the individual names when filling out the form using the PDF Filler in To learn how to fill out the form check out this tutorial.

PDF Form Field Name Extraction Result
Screenshot of Form Field Names Result

In this tutorial, we learned how to get the PDF Form Field Names using and Zapier.

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