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Section 8 - Personal Statement Form

Save the form to your computer before completing it

We suggest that you first download the PDF form to your computer or network drive, and then open it with Adobe Reader and fill it. You can either type information directly into each field, or copy and paste text. The font is preselected and cannot be changed. You can only type regular text (upper and lower cases); the system will not accept underlined text, bold or italics, script or formulas, curved or slanted apostrophes, double quotation marks or long dashes.

You can save your data and re-open the file later to modify or enter additional information.

Use the latest version of Adobe Reader

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Chrome users: don’t use Chrome PDF Viewer

For Chrome browser users: DO NOT use the Chrome PDF viewer program to fill in the PDF form. Adobe Reader is the only program that will allow you to work with the form properly. If you do not already have Adobe Reader, please use the link above to install it to your machine. Please use the instructions below to disable Chrome PDF viewer in your browser.

Turn off in-browser viewing

If you are having problems using the form via your browser, use the instructions here to turn off in-browser PDF viewing: Or, try the following instructions.

Print only when your cursor is not in a form field

Use your mouse to select an area of the form that is not inside a form field or hit the tab key after completing the entry of your last box before printing your form. If a form field is active (e.g. contains the blinking bar) the contents of that block will not print.

Print from Acrobat, not the browser

If the fillable form is displayed within your web browser’s window be sure to use the printer button on the Acrobat toolbar menu to print the form instead of your web browser’s print function.

Save the file

If you experience problems printing PDF forms once you have filled them in, save the data file containing your information to your local drive.

Downloading and Saving the Form

Save the form to your computer before attempting to complete it

Fillable PDF forms may be completed and saved using Adobe Acrobat Reader (this software must be loaded on your computer). To accomplish this you must first save the empty form on your own computer:

  1. Position your cursor on the form link and click with your right mouse button (do not activate the link and open the form)
  2. From the menu that pops up, select the Save target as… option in Internet Explorer or the Save link as… or similar option in another browser
  3. You should then be prompted to choose a location to save the file
  4. Select the location on your own computer or network and click on the Save button
  5. Once saved, navigate to the file

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