Do you have a “WORD version of your forms available?
No — our online forms, newsletters, and publications are only available as PDF (Portable Document Format) files.
Why is the State making me use this “new version of Acrobat?
Version 5 of Adobe Software’s ACROBAT product line has been available since about mid-2001, so this version is nothing new. Like many other organizations, the Commission has upgraded to version 5 in order to take advantage of Acrobat’s accessibility features, as well as to stay current with other “new technical capabilities that version 5 offers.
Why is the State making me buy software in order to use your website forms?
We’re not — all of our online forms, newsletters, and publications are accessible by using the free Adobe Acrobat READER. This allows us to make our site materials available to the greatest number of potential customers.
It is possible to purchase other Acrobat software products that offer more functionality, if you require more advanced functionality, such as the ability to save your information along with forms. Even so, the cost is comparable to, or less than, the cost of purchasing word processing software.
I’m trying to get a form, but keep getting a blank screen — what’s wrong?
You are probably not using a version 5 Acrobat Software program. Our newest online forms, newsletters, and publications are available only as Acrobat version 5 documents. To use them, you’ll need a version 5 Acrobat software program, such as Acrobat READER, Acrobat APPROVAL, or the “full ACROBAT.
I’m trying to download the Professional Guide for Attorneys, Physicians, and Other Health Care Practitioners, but when I click on the link, nothing happens — what should I do?
Please be patient: the Guide is a large file (503k) and may take some time (1 to 15 minutes) to load over a telephone line, depending on your computer’s connection speed, your Internet Service Provider’s technical capabilities, the time of day and the general level of internet traffic at that time, and a number of other factors.
Although most of our online forms, newsletters, and publications are relatively small in file size (and therefore load pretty quickly), there are a few others such as the Guide and the Information Packet that are quite large and will, therefore, take longer to load into your browser.
Another reason for the apparent problem is that some of our online documents go through periods where they are very popular and the web server can, at times, be attempting to “push a document out to many individual customers simultaneously. For example, in its first month online the Guide was downloaded over 6,000 times!
The forms seem to be encrypted and I can’t view or download them — what do I do?
Although our online forms, newsletters, and publications all contain encryption features for security purposes, those features do not interfere with Acrobat READER’s form fill-in or printing capabilities, if you are using the version 5 READER.
When I go to download the Acrobat 5 Reader, should I “check the option for Search Capability or Accessibility Support?
Although it makes for a larger (and longer) download, it is generally worthwhile to “check this additional capability, so you can search PDF documents, should the need arise.
Also, “check this option to use Acrobat’s accessibility features.
I can’t seem to download or install the Acrobat Reader — what’s wrong?
If you are connected to an employer’s computer network, you may not have the administrative rights to personally download software from the internet, or to install software onto your PC. Contact your IT department, computer support person, vendor, or other appropriate party for assistance.
[NOTE: Even if you are working on a single, non-networked “stand-alone PC, you may need to make sure that you have the proper administrative rights to download and install software, usually designated through the computer’s operating system.]
I downloaded and installed the version 5 Acrobat READER, but it looks like my computer is still using my old Acrobat 4 READER — how do I get the new READER to work?
This usually happens when you download and install the new READER without first removing your old READER. If this is what you did, you will need to uninstall both your new READER and any old READER(s) you may have had on your computer.
After you have uninstalled all READER(s), new and old alike, completely shut down your computer. When you reboot it, install the new version 5 READER and it should then work fine for you.
Can I save a form onto my computer?
Yes, with the free Acrobat READER you can save a blank form: click on the little “floppy disk icon on the Acrobat toolbar that appears within the browser.
Can I save a form with my typed information?
Yes, but not with the free Acrobat READER — to save forms with your own typed-in information, you’ll need either the Acrobat APPROVAL program (list price $39) or the “full ACROBAT program (list price $249).
I have the right software, but I still can’t seem to save a form — why?
Make sure you have the “administrative rights to save the file (for example, you may be able to save files to your own PC, but not to certain network drives or directories, resulting in the illusion that you can’t save a form). Contact your IT department, computer support person, vendor, or other appropriate party for assistance.
[NOTE: Even if you are working on a single, non-networked “stand-alone PC, you may need to make sure that you have the proper administrative rights to save files, usually designated through the computer’s operating system.]
Why do I get a blank, empty sheet of paper when I print a PDF file?
You probably used a browser print button (or “File>Print from the main menu bar at the top of the browser). To print the form properly, click on the little “printer icon on the Acrobat toolbar that appears within the browser.
When I click the little “printer icon on the Acrobat toolbar to print my form, my information disappears and it just prints a blank form without any data in the form fields — why?
You’re probably using an old version of the Acrobat READER.
I have the version 5 READER, but I still print a blank form — what should I do?
After completing a fillable PDF form, click anywhere on the form outside of the form fields to “release the cursor’s control. The form should now print just as you see it on your screen, with your information filled in as you have input it.
Can I submit a form electronically on your website?
No — we do not accept electronic submission of documents.
Our online forms may be filled out using your computer, and then printed out. However, once you have printed out your completed form, it must be submitted in the same manner as agency forms completed by any other means (e.g., handwritten, typed), pursuant to applicable statutes and regulations.
Can I get hard copies of forms from the Commission?
Yes — you may call 800-223-WORK (9675) toll-free in Connecticut
, E-Mail Education Services
, or write to the following address:
Workers’ Compensation Commission
21 Oak Street, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-8011
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