How to Use Fillable Forms

Note: Fillable forms are marked with this symbol: Fillable form icon

How to view a form on L&I's website 

  1. Identify the form you wish to open.
  2. Click on the form title link. Adobe Reader should immediately launch and the form display within the browser window, or a new tab depending upon the browser you are using.
  3. If Adobe Reader does not launch and you are asked for what type of application to open the file with, download a free copy of the latest Adobe Reader from the Adobe website. You must have at least Adobe Reader 7.0 installed on your computer to view, complete and print L&I fillable forms.

How to complete a fillable form 

(Mac OS-X users: please use equivalent commands.)

  1. Click on the link to open the fillable form in Adobe Reader through your browser.
    1. If the document opens in the Preview utility application bundled with OS-X it means you must download the free copy of Adobe Reader.
  2. Use either the hand tool in the Adobe Reader window or the scroll bar on the right side of the Internet browser window to move the form around to view all areas.
  3. To enter text in a form field: Your mouse pointer hand will change to an "I-beam" over a form field where you can enter text. Just click in the field and enter text.
  4. Once you have entered text in a field, press TAB to accept text entered and go to the next field.
  5. Press SHIFT+TAB to accept text entered and go to the previous field.
  6. RETURN takes you down another line in a multi-line field.
  7. When in a check box, you can click the space bar to put in or take out a check mark.

How to print a filled-in form 

  1. Be sure to fill out the form completely before you print it.
    Note: The contents of a form field will not print if the field is active (contains a blinking text insert bar).
  2. To print the completed form, click the "PRINT" icon on the Adobe Reader tool bar on the form. If you click the "PRINT" icon on the browser tool bar, you will get a copy of the form embedded in the Web page.
    Note: Acrobat Reader does not allow you to save what you key into the form, nor can you email the completed form to anyone. If you want to save a completed "fillable" form, see instructions below.

How to download and save a fillable form to your computer or network to use again

Note: L&I forms are periodically revised. If you choose to download a form to your computer, please be certain to check back periodically to get the latest version. 

  1. If you want to save a completed "fillable" form, you will need to purchase and download an additional Adobe Acrobat product.
  2. Identify the form to download.
  3. Right-click on the form title link.
  4. Select "Save Target/Link As…" when presented with the pop-up menu.
  5. Accept the destination directory for the download file (or choose another), and click "SAVE."
  6. Locate the form where you saved it, then double-click on the form to open.

How to erase your data from a filled-in form 

  1. Click on the RESET button to remove data after completing form.
    Note: Not all forms on the L&I site have RESET buttons installed yet. 
  2. Close the browser window or close the form.

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