PDF Format Help

Installation Guide Top ↑

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  1. Review these directions, then go to the Adobe Reader Download Page or the download page for PDF reader software of your choice.
  2. Download the file into a folder where you can easily find it.
  3. Close your browser.
  4. Click on the file to open and run it.
  5. Click 'OK' and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
    You may have to ask your network administrator to do this on networked computer systems. Call your help desk or administrator if you get error messages.
  6. Restart your web browser and use Reader to view and print online forms.

Fill-In Forms Top ↑

DMV offers many forms which can be filled out on your computer rather than by hand or typewriter.

Be sure to have everything you need to complete the form before you begin. Some older DMV forms may not save the information if you hit the Save button. Here are some other tips:

Forms are not submitted electronically. Print the completed form and submit it by mail, fax or in-person. Many forms requires witnessed signatures. You may complete these in advance, however you must wait until you are at the DMV or Notary Public to sign them. 

Troubleshooting Top ↑

Software/Connection Problems

"Missing Plug-In" or similar error messages

You must install Adobe Reader or similar software to open PDF files on your computer.

Save the PDF file to your computer and run Reader as a separate application.

Look for a download icon, usually with an arrow pointing down, then save the file to your computer.  You can then close your Internet browser and start Reader as a separate application by clicking on the file.

Printing Problems

Use the Adobe tool bar print button to print, not your web browser's print command.

Part of the form is cut off on the paper or the orientation is wrong.

Reader has various check boxes and options in its print dialog box. Begin with these settings and try others if needed.

If the form still does not print correctly, you should try placing check marks in each box. Observe the result in the preview window.

For legal size forms, you may also click the "Properties" box next to the name of the printer to select Legal Size paper. On some printers, you may also have to click on "Advanced" to be able to select paper size.