Crap, I told them I could do this, and now I can't.
December 9, 2011 11:41 AM Subscribe
How can I create a .pdf form that a) is able to be filled out, and b) will tally a running total of the "score" as it is filled in? The problem: I need a free
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I'm a student worker for a university department that is attempting to do away with its paper files for its masters-level students. It's a social work department, and they have no money. They'd like to stop keeping paper admissions files. The problem is, they have a worksheet that gives points to an applicant for various attributes, such as number of undergrad courses taken in specific areas, GPA, references, etc. This form is used to admit students. I told them I could create such a form that would be able to be filled out by admissions.
I thought that, on campus, students would have access to Adobe Professional/Acrobat/what-have-you, which seems to be the standard for this kind of thing, but we don't. The file needs to be uploadable to and downloadable from a drive that's in the campus cloud, so I can't use an online survey-type thing. Is there any free program that will allow me to create this kind of file? It doesn't necessarily have to be a .pdf.