Less After you insert a check box in a document, you can change the check box symbol from an X to a checkmark or other symbol, or make other changes, such as the color or size of the checkbox. In your document, click the check box. On the Developer tab, click Properties. In the Symbol box, look for a symbol. Select the symbol you want, and select OK. Repeat the same steps for each check box.

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The majority of the forms make use of the most fundamental form fields, such as simple text fields, radio buttons and check boxes. Once again, please remember: We recommend that you work offline within the Adobe Acrobat Reader or other Adobe Acrobat software products to a prevent the loss of data through inadvertent use of your browser while completing the form and b to minimize the confusion of layered menu bars that occurs when working online within your browser frame. Acrobat Reader does not allow you to save a completed, or a partially completed form to a disk on your computer.

If you wish to save a completed form, or retain your work on a partially completed form, you must purchase additional software - Adobe Acrobat 5. You are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of all data provided on your form.

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 To accept the field change and go to the next field, press [TAB] or use your mouse to click on the next form field.

Magnifying the form to make it easier to read and fill-in. You can increase the magnification of the form to make it easier to view, read and complete. Changing the magnification on the screen will not change the size of the printed form itself. Clicking either of these buttons increases or decreases the magnification in preset increments. Moving from one form field to the next Most forms have an applied Tab Order sequence so that forms can navigated and completed in a logical order.

This procedure will also help you avoid accidentally skipping over any form fields. Text boxes single line or multi-line Text boxes are straightforward fillable fields where you can type text or numeric data onto the form.

Single-line text boxes allow you to enter text on a single line within the specific confines of the box. The text begins and ends within the box provided. Multi-line text boxes allow you to enter multiple lines of text depending on the size of the box or space provided. Form Fields with a limited number of characters Some form fields have been configured to accept a maximum number of characters.

Generally such form fields tend to be phone numbers area code, prefix, suffix , dates, social security numbers or similar items. Check Boxes Check boxes are used on forms for lists of items in which more than one item can be selected. When the cursor changes from the hand tool to the hand pointer, click your left mouse button to check the box. To undo the selection, left-click your mouse button again and the check mark will be removed.

Radio button fields, when filled, generally appear in the form of a small solid circle or check mark. Place your cursor over the box in which you wish to place a check.

When the cursor changes from the hand tool to the hand pointer, click your left mouse button to select check the box. To undo the selection, left-click your mouse button and the check mark will be removed.

Signatures At this time, all signatures, where required, must be hand written on the form. Signature blocks are not fillable via your keyboard. These forms cannot be submitted electronically. Printing Forms Once you have completed filling in a form, select [File] and then [Print] from the Acrobat menu toolbar or click the small printer icon on the toolbar. This brings you to the print dialog box which you may configure as necessary.

Please note: Before printing your form - use your mouse to select an area of the form that is not inside a form field or hit the [TAB] key after completing the entry of your last box. If a form field is active e. Alternately, you may make a photocopy of the completed form for your records or save an electronic copy on your own computer if you are using Adobe Acrobat 5. Submitting Forms Submit the form to the administering agency as you normally would - via regular mail or in person.

Most forms include instructions about where to send the completed paper copy.


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