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Opening PDF Forms

The latest version of Firefox does not open Adobe PDF forms with Adobe Reader®. There are several solutions to this problem—below are two of the easiest:

     If you are having difficulty opening your PDF Transcript on a Mac computer, please see those instructions here.

  • Click on the form name to open it.
  • When the form window opens, look for the button in the upper right corner offering to open the form in a different viewer.
open with different viewer
  • Click the button and a pop-up box will appear.
  • Select the option to open with Adobe Reader.
open with Adobe
  • Click "OK" and the form will open in Adobe.

  • In Firefox, open "Options"
open firefox
  • Go to the "Applications" section.
select applications
  • Scroll down the content list to "Portable Document Format (PDF)"; click on it once to highlight.
select PDF
  • Change the default action to "Use Adobe Reader."
change default action
  • Click "OK" and all PDF forms will open automatically with Adobe.
click okay

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