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How to Use Acrobat® Fillable Forms

Acrobat® Fillable Webforms - You must have at least the FREE Adobe Click here to download Adobe Reader 8Reader to take full advantage of the enabled functions such as the ability to save completed forms. Older versions of Acrobat® will continue to work, but with fewer functions. You can click on the icon to download the FREE Adobe Reader® from here.

If you desire to export and import data you can purchase PDF editing software, such as Adobe Acrobat, which provides additional tools and features for manipulating data. The free Reader 8 allows only basic functions like print and save.

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Judicial Publications - brochures, pamphlets, posters, books, booklets

To enter information in a Fillable PDF Form:

For help you may press the F1 key while viewing a form.
An easy way to help enter information into a Fillable PDF Form is to click on the Highlight Fields
Highlight Fields button in the upper right hand corner of the menu bar of the PDF form.

After clicking this button the Fillable Fields within the form will be highlighted in a light blue color which will allow you to enter your information within these fields. The tab key moves the cursor to the next field and the space bar is used to enter an X into check boxes.

Blue fillable fields

After entering the information you can either save, print or reset the form.

Filled-in form

To Save Data on a Fillable PDF Form:

After entering all the required information on the form, click the Save button in the PDF menu bar.

Save button on menu bar


The Save a Copy window will open to your My Documents Folder on your computer.

Save a copy

Note: You can either create a folder within your My Documents Folder to store all the Fillable PDF Forms in one location or select a specific location on your computer with a folder specifically designated for storing all of the Fillable PDF Forms.

Once you have the desired location for storing the form click the Save button and this will save the form along with the information entered on the form.

To Print a Fillable PDF Form:

After entering all the information on the form which is required, click the Print button in the PDF Menu Bar or the Print button at the end of the PDF page.

Print button in the PDF Menu Bar:

Print button on menu bar


Print button at the end of the PDF page:

Reset, Print buttons

To Reset Fillable PDF Form:

To reset a form for reuse again after saving or printing your first completed form, hit the Reset button at the bottom of the page and this will clear all previously entered information.

Reset, Print buttons