You may have noticed that a number of forms have been transformed into fillable PDF & Word documents that can be completed and signed without having to be printed. Unfortunately, default settings for most browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE Explorer etc.) mean that the forms are opened as a web page within the browser and that they cannot be used as intended.

There are two ways you can solve this problem:

  1. Download and save the form before you start filling it in
  2. Change your browser settings (this is preferred as it means that all subsequent forms will open up in a useable state from then on)

If you would prefer to change your browser settings, you can find the instructions at the end of the “Windows 10 – Change default PDF application to Adobe Acrobat/Reader DC” Knowledge Base Article. These instructions cover the common browsers.

Further support is available on the Digital Forms Project Intranet Page.