Creating a Form Template Questions

Can I create a form? Meaning, can I create a document that has blanks (underscored blank spaces) that I can later edit to contain information/answers?
i.e. Name: ______ Address: _______
Then, if I can what is the best way to make it so that it is done in columns? I know I can set the document or section to have multiple columns but how do I control what content goes where? I would like to have the Address in the above example at the center of the page and all the blanks start and end exactly the same. Am I being clear? Basically four columns, the second and fourth being blanks as described.
I will need the form to create descriptions of projects while keeping the same format/layout for all projects. I would like to create the template now and just use that template, editing the content or filling in blanks.

If you have Acrobat Pro and open a pdf that looks like a form (could be created in Filemaker, Word, etc.), there is a command to auto-recognize the fields and make a fillable pdf form. It worked like a charm for a form that I printed to a pdf from FileMaker Pro.
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