Having Trouble Viewing or Downloading a Form?

If you are using Firefox or Chrome: Disable the built-in PDF viewer so you can view and fill out forms using Adobe Reader. To learn how to disable the built-in PDF viewer, visit the Adobe website.

Don’t have Adobe Reader? Download the free Adobe Reader here.

If you’ve already disabled the built-in PDF viewer and continue to have problems viewing or filling out a form, please report technical issues to handbookfeedback@dads.state.tx.us.

Using a Screen Reader

For the best experience, we recommend using Job Access with Speech (JAWS) or NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA). We test our forms using JAWS.

Converting PDF Forms

We do not recommend converting our fillable PDF forms to plain text files (.txt) or Microsoft Office files (for example, .doc or .xls). If you convert these forms to another file type, they may not work properly and may not be screen reader accessible.

How to View Different File Types

Below is a list of file types you may see on our website, along with software you can use to view each type of file. Please click on the product name to visit the software download page.

Portable Document Format (PDF) Files

Microsoft Office Files (documents, spreadsheets, slide show presentations)

Word (.doc)

Excel (.xls)

PowerPoint (.ppt)

OpenOffice (free alternative to Microsoft Office)

Video and Flash Files

Adobe Flash Player (.flv, .swf)

QuickTime (.mov)

RealPlayer (.rm, .rmvb)

Windows Media Player (.wmv)

Audio Files

RealPlayer (.mp3, .ra)

Windows Media Player (.mp3, .wav, .wma)