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    I was just wondering if somebody could explain to me how to fill out an application by typing it when all I have is a PDF file but it does not allow me to type within the document

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    I use the "snapshot tool" to copy/paste the document as a jpeg onto a word document, then use text boxes to fill in the information.

    It looks great, but unfortunately is very tedious and time consuming.

    Is this for the Central Pierce app?

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    Cougs,

    You are probably just using the "Adobe Reader" to view the PDF file, however, if you can manage to get your hands on Adobe Acrobat, it will allow you to edit the PDF file, allowing you to type in the fields. You can probably also find freeware applications to help with this, do a search for "edit pdf files" in google...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HazardousDan View Post
    You can probably also find freeware applications to help with this, do a search for "edit pdf files" in google...
    Blue beam has a free trial version of their .pdf editor that's quite good.

    There's also the radical idea of printing the form and filling it in with a typewriter...
    "Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"

    The Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules.

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    With the pdf file open click on the file drop down menu in the upper left corner of your screen. Click Save As to save it to your computer.

    If you still can't fill it in and need a typewriter go to FedEx Kinkos.

    You can find more testing secrets on this web site here: http://cms.firehouse.com/content/con.../bio.jsp?id=18

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    Thanks everybody. I found out that Adobe Acrobat has a typewriter feature that Im using

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBob View Post
    With the pdf file open click on the file drop down menu in the upper left corner of your screen. Click Save As to save it to your computer.

    If you still can't fill it in and need a typewriter go to FedEx Kinkos.

    You can find more testing secrets on this web site here: http://cms.firehouse.com/content/con.../bio.jsp?id=18
    Captain Bob -

    Please expand on the FedEx Kinko's bit. Can you take applications (hand filled out), submit them so they can fill out for you?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerhourcoug View Post
    Captain Bob -

    Please expand on the FedEx Kinko's bit. Can you take applications (hand filled out), submit them so they can fill out for you?

    Thanks.
    No. Because of computers they're aren't many typewriters around anymore. Kinkos rents typewriters for you to use. If candidates are having trouble filling out their applications they can print them out on their computer and take them over to Kinkos and rent a typewriter to fill them out themselves.

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    Oh wow, that brings back some fond memories of typing my first essay in junior high on an old typewriter. The next year my parents "upgraded" and got a word processor.

    Funny how fast time flies.

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    what happened to a pen and writing neatly?

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    You can't beat a typed application.
    Sitting on either side of the table the typed ones really stand out.

    I went ahead and bought one through eBay and only handwrote one that specifically stated to hand write it.

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    If this is you, don't bother filling out the application:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_vi...ml?id=3486473n

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    I was told by a friend who is a BC that I need to type the applications out. They look better and are much neater

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    what happened to a pen and writing neatly?
    Some places specifically tell you to fill out the application/background packet using a pen.

    Tacoma is one that comes to mind. In their background packet they state you must use pen and NOT type your packet out.

    The department I'm with now used to state on the front page of the application "fill this out in blue ink only". Anything other than blue ink=round file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    what happened to a pen and writing neatly?
    It's gone the same way of stone carving.

    Written applications cannot be filed electronically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLam77 View Post
    It's gone the same way of stone carving.
    Not true at all. It's still not uncommon to find employers who not only accept handwritten applications but require that applications are personally filled out by hand by the applicant.

    Quote Originally Posted by JLam77 View Post
    Written applications cannot be filed electronically.
    Sorry, but that's just plain patently untrue.
    Last edited by DeputyMarshal; 11-12-2007 at 03:15 PM.
    "Nemo Plus Voluptatis Quam Nos Habant"

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    Until two days ago if the applications were not done on-line then I hand wrote all applications.

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    A guy I know used to use Adobe Acrobat to type his online applications out. I used to take my applications to some of the libraries, and use their typewriters, but I finally just went to office depot and bought one for 110$. I then donated it to a deserving person I knew who was still in the pursuit of a badge after I got mine.

    Typed looks best, as long as it is allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
    Not true at all. It's still not uncommon to find employers who not only accept handwritten applications but require that applications are personally filled out by hand by the applicant.
    I was making a funny.



    Sorry, but that's just plain patently untrue.
    I should have said that they can't be submitted online. That's what I meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLam77 View Post
    I should have said that they can't be submitted online. That's what I meant.
    Neither can one typed on a type writer, whats the point?



    Penmanship is an important skill.

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