Any way to avoid handwriting supplementals?

<p>Does anybody know any way to NOT handwrite the various supplemental forms that colleges want? (We no longer own a typewriter.) Is there any way to get them from a PDF to something you can type into??? Thanks!</p>

<p>We bought the Adobe program and it was one of the best purchases we ever made. We use it a lot for many reasons. The free program does not let you type, as far as I can tell.</p>

<p>Hmmm...Would Adobe Photoshop Elements do the trick? Probably not?</p>

<p>I am pretty sure not....</p>

<p>With the full-fledged Adobe program can you actually type into a preexisting PDF file?</p>

<p>Yes, we do it all the time. At least files that have blank spaces etc. I believe there is a way to password-lock a file such as a copyrighted report etc. so that no one can change it. However, as with "read-only" Word documents, I assume you can save it under a different name, and then change it.</p>

<p>We got Adobe Pro too. Some people have posted about a less expensive program, I do not recall the name. Try searching on Parents and College Admissions for "Adobe". My husband is a teacher, so we got an educator's discount (cost about 120$). He will use it a lot, so we are going to donate it back to his school.</p>

<p>I've seen these recommended:</p>

<p>Form pilot home $29</p>

<p>PDF editor $79</p>

<p>Cant you just print out the form, then set your margins correctly & print the reply onto the form?</p>

<p>Alternative: borrow a typewriter at school?</p>

<p>In my whole office building, there is only one person who has a typewriter, a closely guarded secret.</p>

<p>We bought the Adobe Pro. It's available for students and educators for $120 after sending in the rebate.</p>

<p>I HAVE Adobe Pro and I still can't get it to work :(</p>

<p>I'm going to be needing it soon I think, when the RD apps start getting filled out!</p>

<p>For those of us who are technically-challenged, could someone please explain what Adobe is. Does it simply allow you to type into pdf forms that have been downloaded? Are you still restricted to inserting your responses into the same amount of space provided on the forms? What are the advantages to using Adobe as opposed to printing out the forms and typing on them? Thanks for any information.</p>

<p>Can you retrieve the thread I started on the old CC board Help: Interesteddad sent in a reply as did some other parents that helped us figure out what to do. My S used it to fill out his EA app.</p>

I tried - without success - to do a message search in the old forum. Do you happen to remember the date (exact or approximate) when you started the thread?</p>

<p>I think somebody did use Adobe Photoshop Elements--you have to scan the application in as a photo and then use a text box to put in whatever it is that you want to write.</p>

<p>I think it must have been in September, and the full title might have been Help with application. You could search using interesteddad as your keyword instead of my name.</p>

That is actually a really good idea. I'm going to give that a try.</p>

<p>Could someone help me on this one? If a student has a computer and the free Adobe program, can't he or she do the supplementals on the College Board site?</p>

<p>If you're not filing online, you can type and print out on your computer, then paste or tape the response onto the application. Then photocopy. On his first application, our son (of the terrible handwriting) printed the short responses but typed, printed out, and taped the essay, then photocopied the whole thing. I actually think the handwritten part made the application look more personal, and the typed essay part looked great.</p>

<p>This is from "TheDad" on April 26: The bulk of my D's apps were done on-line. I forget why now but it seemed better to download the common app from the college than from; maybe it was that there was less data floating around out in the ether but it seemed to work better. Adobe Acrobat definitely recommended.</p>

<p>Here are a few of the threads where this was discussed:</p>

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<p>I just did a search in Parents Forum and College Admissions Forum using "adobe"</p>