TX Senator Cornyn - Adobe Reader Application?

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  1. homewith4

    homewith4 Member

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    Senator Cornyn has his form loaded with the fields set to not be able to type in them, unless I'm missing something. Does anyone know an adobe trick to type onto the application form electronically (old fashioned typewriter may be the only option), without purchasing a full version of Adobe?
     
  2. TacticalNuke

    TacticalNuke Administrator

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    If the document is not set up to be completed in Adobe, you can try a .pdf editor (such as Nitro pdf). Most will have a free trial, so you can use that to edit the form.

    -TN
     
  3. Pima

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    Many of these forms are locked that you cannot fill them in, fear of hackers. You do not need a typewriter, some actually state print, meaning handwritten, not just print it out and then type.

    I recall that we were able to save one as a fie and than inserted using text boxes, another one stated print! For all we know they had the handwriting analyzed:rolleyes: MOST IMPORTANT THING, follow their directions to a tee. This is not a situation where they are testing you to show initiative by making your application look "prettier" it is about following directions. If they say use black ink, use black ink. If they say 10 font, than it should be 10 font, don't say well 12 is easier to read so I'll use 12. If they say write a 250 word essay, don't submit a 500 word essay. (true for college apps too) Some committees will continue to read it to the end, some will say we said 250 and we stop at 250. This is more common with very competitive areas.
     
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  4. kpforson

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    My son just completed this by the directions on the web site which says first two pages type or print legibly then on remaining questions utilize a separate sheet of paper. He typed responses on first two pages and then created a word doc for the questionnaire. pdf editor probably would make a prettier document though.
     
  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    I remember filling out the 8 or something essays that went with Senator Cornyn's application. Man, that was more work than the USAFA one I think! lol. Worked out in the end since I was able to get the nomination, but man. Good luck.
     
  6. jennyp

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    My son retyped the forms into a word doc. When we called Cornyn, the office said they prefer typed to handwritten. So, barring any fancy program to get Adobe to cooperate, we re-typed his form!
     
  7. singaporemom

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    must find adobe editor! Son printed his...guess we better search for an online program. :mad:
     
  8. singaporemom

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    :thumb:Happy!
    Just used the nitropdf converter. AWESOME. Life is good again:biggrin:
     

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