PDF information

PDF format information

The online versions of most documents on this web site are in “Portable Document Format” (PDF). This allows a good representation of the content and layout that appears on the original printed version.

You need a special free program called the “Adobe Acrobat Reader” to view and print a PDF format document. Your system may already have it installed, or you can download one for free from the Adobe web site.

If you already have the Acrobat Reader installed on your system, just select the document you wish to read from the appropriate page, and your browser should download the file and start the Acrobat Reader to view it.

Note: The documents on this site require the 5.0 version or higher of the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have an earlier version of the Acrobat Reader, you will not be able to properly view these files. Some files on this site may be viewable with older versions of Acrobat, but others will fail to open or give error messages when accessed.

If you need to download the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe, please click on the button below:

Fields in PDF documents

Some forms on this web site contain “Fields” in the PDF document. This allows users to fill out most items on the downloaded form, then print a completed version ready for signatures, etc.

To use the Field feature in a PDF document, open the document in the Acrobat reader program and select the “hand” tool. Then position the cursor inside a form field, and click on the field. The cursor will change to a “I-beam” shape, and allow you to type text in the field. The “Tab” and “Backtab” keys can be used to move between fields. Once you have filled in all the appropriate fields, you can use the Print button or the “File” => “Print” menu command to print the completed form. People who do not want to use PDF Fields can just print the blank form and fill it in manually.

Note: This PDF Field feature of the Acrobat reader program is only supported on Macintosh and PC systems. Users of other platforms will have to print out a blank form and fill it in manually.