How do I type directly on the Application?

<p>Hi guys, how do i type directly on the common Application? I downloaded it as a pdf form for Adobe, but I don't know how I'm supposed to type out all my info on it. Open it with Word? I dont know, help!</p>

<p>Hobbes, Adobe Acrobat Professional is a great application to type on your pdf applications. However, it is expensive. The only cheap alternate I know of is a type writer :).</p>

<p>Hobbes, I've found that messing with pdf forms is more trouble than it's worth. Unless the form already has forms already, you have to manually create text boxes to use type on it. This can take a very, very long time. (I might be wrong, but it's the only way I could figure out to do it)</p>

<p>Some applications come with the forms already made, and if this is the case (I know it is for the Princeton form, for example) you can type in the pdf directly with the free Acrobat Reader (different from Acrobat), but you cannot save.</p>

<p>I found that it is much easier to use the online common application, as you only have to type into boxes that already exist, and don't have to mess with lining text up. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the online program generates a pdf file you can save and print if you don't want to submit online. If there's anything you can't get to fit, you can just type it in in the additional information page.</p>

<p>You can type on the Common App using Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, it's more convenient for me to use Adobe Acrobat Professional (download a free 30-day trial at <a href="http://www.adobe.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.adobe.com&lt;/a&gt;) to type in the form because then I can manipulate the exact size of the text boxes, the font used, etc.</p>

<p>Yeah, it's a little time consuming but I'm pretty good with software so it probably doesn't take me as long. Just doing the Common App online and printing it out to submit may be easier for you.</p>

<p>I did mine on a typewriter (electric); the manual one punches holes in the paper. Bring two copies of the application - one as a draft and the other as the final (unless I didn't make any mistakes on a page of the draft, in which case I didn't do it again). I am a big computer person but still think that taking the time to type an application by hand will result in a greater level of thought going into it, and hopefully avert any mistakes that may occur with the haste of doing it on a computer.</p>

<p>Do a search for PDF Editor 2.2 software. Very simple to use!!</p>