Adobe Acrobat Forms
The University supports Adobe Acrobat forms that a user can
print or fill out online, print then submit.
University of Kentucky Acrobat Forms Guidelines
The following Guidelines have been created to ensure that
all forms created at the University of Kentucky can be easily
read, that the departments which created them can be contacted
if there are any problems with the form, that the department
the form should be sent to is clear with a variety of options
to contact, and that the form is easily identified as a form
from the University of Kentucky.
- The Form should at least have "University of Kentucky"
prominently displayed and optionally include the University
The Form should contain basic information pertaining to the
department that created the form, and contact information
for both turning in the form as well as where to report problems
with or ask questions about the form. Suggested minimum includes,
what department it was created by, an email address, a phone
number, and a fax number.
If the Form exceeds one page, each page after the first should
contain its page number as well as the total number of pages
in the form. (i.e. page 2 of 5)
Since all Forms that need a signature must at this time must
be printed, the background color should always be white. The
font colors should be Black (000000), or UK Blue (003366).
The font should be easily read and the font size should not
go below 10. Suggested fonts include: Times New Roman, Ariel,
Helvetica, Courier, Geneva, Georgia.
All Forms should be compatible with Acrobat Reader version
The following settings are the minimum suggested security
Security Method: Standard
Open Password: No
Security Password: Yes
Changing the Document: Not Allowed
Selecting Text and Graphics: Allowed
Adding or Changing Annotations and Form Fields: Allowed
The form should be no larger than 8.5" x 14"
Since the user can not change the font when entering information
in a text box, instead of using multiple single lines for
indeterminate amounts of information (i.e. descriptions or
reasons) it is strongly advised that the information go into
a single Multi-Line Text box with the Font size set to Auto,
thus allowing all needed text to be printed.
All forms should be added to the eForms site, located at:
This is to insure easy access to all University forms from
one central location. The forms may be kept on departmental
servers and linked from the eForms site, or kept in the eForms