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Help: Adobe Acrobat


Setup and Requirements

To view the UTC Parking Services online, interactive PDF forms, you must first have either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or better installed on your computer. Acrobat 3.0 WILL NOT WORK with the UTC Parking Services online PDF forms. Acrobat Reader is available for free from Adobe's Acrobat pages. When installing, make sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.

All of our forms have been made interactive. You may type directly onto the form and print the form using Acrobat Reader. Unfortunately, unless you are using the full version of Acrobat, you may not save your work, only the blank forms.

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Interacting with the Forms

The Acrobat Toolbar should appear right above the form.

To make the form appear in an appropriate size, select the Zoom Tool. Next move the pointer onto the form and click until the text is large enough to read.

Make sure that the Hand Tool is selected. This tool allows you to manipulate (fill in and print) the form.

Do not use the Text Select Tool. Don't be fooled... You cannot manipulate the form using this tool.

In summary, Select the Hand Tool.

Not the Text Select Tool.

Position the pointer on a form field and click. The I-beam cursor indicates that you can type in a given field; the pointer cursor allows you to select a button, a check box, a radio button, or an item from a list.

Once you click on any form field, you may then tab and shift+tab to navigate between fields.

When you have completed a form, you may print the form by selecting the printer icon from the Acrobat Toolbar. You should print the forms twice, one copy to send in to the office, and a second to keep for your personal records.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, you may not save anything other than the blank form using Acrobat Reader. If you are using the full version of Acrobat, however, you may save a filled-out form, or even export the completed form fields to an FDF file.

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