Fill-in forms use the features provided with Adobe Acrobat products. Currently,
there is limited computation, validation or verification of the information you
enter and you are still responsible for entering all required information (instructions
may require some information to be handwritten on the form).
To view, complete and print fill-in forms you'll need the freely available
software installed on your computer
. Acrobat Reader does not allow you to
save your completed forms to disk. The ability to save completed forms is available
commercially with the Adobe Acrobat product suite.
Completing the Form
- Download the form by clicking on the link. Your web browser may be configured with
an Acrobat plug-in to automatically open the file within your browsers window upon
download. To download the file directly to disk, right click on the link then select
"Save Target/Link As.." when presented with a menu.
- Use Acrobat to open the file if necessary.
- Select the hand tool from the Acrobat toolbar menu. You can use the hand tool to
move the page around so that you can view all the areas on it.
- Position the hand pointer inside a form field and click. The I-beam pointer allows
you to type text. The arrow pointer allows you to select a field, a check box, a
radio button, or an item from a list.
- Press Tab to accept the field change and go to the next field. You may also use
the mouse to move from field to field.
- Press Shift + Tab to accept the field change and go to the previous field.
- Use your mouse to select an area of the form that is not inside a form field before
printing your form. If a form field is active (contains the blinking bar) the contents
will not print.
- If the fill-in form is displayed within your web browser's window, be sure to use
the printer button on the Acrobat toolbar menu or the print button on the
form itself to print the form instead of your web browser's print function.