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Many of the documents on the Human Resources web site are Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. These documents require a recent version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. The latter is freely available from the Adobe web site.
Most of the forms on the Human Resources web site are PDF forms, which also require Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader (see above). The forms may be filled in using a computer keyboard and printed. Fields that require a signature must be filled in manually before the form is submitted to our office for processing. A PDF form should display when the link is selected. If not, click the Refresh or Reload button in the browser window.
Tips for Entering Data into a PDF Form
To enter information, the "hand" icon must be selected on the toolbar. If the “hand” icon is not selected, click on it to select it. If the "hand" icon is not selected, the text I-beam will not appear in a text box so data can be entered. If the “hand” icon is selected and the form does not appear to be accepting any data, it is probably not a PDF form.
Click on an item to select it for data entry or use the tab key to move from field to field.
In order for items to appear when printing the form, each box must be de-selected after the data is entered. As the form is filled in, simply moving to the next data field will de-select the previous one. Click outside the last data field to de-select it.
The large boxes are for entering multiple lines of text. Data entered in those boxes will automatically scroll to the next line when the current line is full.
Some fields in a form have a predetermined format. When a dollar amount is requested, enter only the numeric value with the decimal point. When a date is requested, enter the month, day and year. If no year is entered, the current year will be supplied.
Values in some of our forms are calculated. Data cannot be entered into calculated fields.
Some of our forms include internal and external links. Links will be outlined in orange. Click on a link to display the page.
Some PDF forms include Print and Clear buttons. Clicking on the Print button brings up a print dialogue box so you can print the form. If you only want to print selected pages, enter those page numbers into the print dialogue box. The Clear button removes all data entered into the form. Neither the Print or Clear buttons will print when the form is printed.
If you want to save the data you enter into the form, you must be using Adobe Acrobat (not Adobe Reader). If you are using Adobe Reader (freeware) to fill in a form, all the data will be lost when you close the file. If you are filling out a long form and can’t complete it in one session, fill in a block of pages during one session, print the filled in pages, and then fill in the rest of the form later on.
Other Forms on Our Website
Besides PDF forms, a few of our forms may be available as PDF documents that you can print and fill out manually. For Change My Home Address, there is a link to the login page for the MyBGSU web portal. Change My Home Address is located in the Faculty/Staff Services Module on the MyBGSU main page. Also included on our forms page are PDF versions of handouts we distribute.
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