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Using Fill-in Forms in Firefox

Not able to fill in forms in Firefox?

Firefox automatically opens pdfs in the Firefox pdf reader, which does not allow users to fill in forms. You have several options to address this.  You can use another browser - Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer will all allow you to fill in forms.  You can download the application and then open it.  This will force the application to open in Adobe Reader, which also supports fill-in forms.  To download the application, right click on the link and click on "Save Link As" or "Save Target As."  Save the file to a location you can easily find later, like your Desktop.  Then go to that location and double-click on the file.  It will automatically open in a format that you can edit.

The fill-in form problem occurs on many websites when using Firefox.  If you want to fix this problem permanently, follow these steps.

1. In Firefox, click on "Tools" in the top menu.

Click on Tools in Firefox

2. Click on "Options."

Click on Options

3. Click on "Applications" in the left column.

Click on Applications

4. You will be given a list of Applications.  Scroll down to "Portable Document Format."  From the dropdown menu choose "Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)."

5. Close Firefox out and then re-open it.  PDFs will then be opened in Adobe Acrobat and you will be able to edit and save them.