This page contains information that might help you when encountering software-related or other technical problems with filling out form files in the Portable Document Format (PDF). While the PDF is widely used for document exchange between different types of application software, hardware and operating systems, there is still a variety of standards and related software solutions for its implementation. As a consequence, the way you interact with our PDF forms provided on this site depends on the software you are using.
If you have a routine for dealing with PDF forms, we encourage you to keep to your system. If you are uncertain how to complete such forms or encountering difficulties, we have the following suggestions how to reach a satisfactory result. Please note that these hints subjectively reflect what we know to work and do not render a fair survey of the vast number of existing PDF applications.
Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Master PDF Editor and PDF Xchange Editor
Please note that you cannot save completed forms with the Adobe Reader. Instead you will have to go to the print dialog and activate the 'Print to file' option. This will let you choose a destination to save a completed version of the PDF form. If you have purchased the software Adobe Acrobat, this will let you regularly save the completed form.
-> Download Acrobat Reader (for Macintosh, Windows and Android)
-> Download Master PDF Editor (for Linux, Macintosh and Windows)
-> Download PDF-XChange Editor (for Windows)
Chrome/Chromium web browser
-> Download Chrome Browser (for Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Android, iOS)
Linux users can install the Chromium browser through their distributions' package repositories.
-> Go to PDFescape
Other PDF readers
There is a host of other application software for reading PDF files that also offer form completion, including open source projects. Macintosh users can also use the on-board document viewer. Find out for yourself which application suits you best.
If you have questions or problems concerning completing and submitting PDF forms, please contact Felix.Engel@uniklinik-freiburg.de.