Have you filled out a PDF, only to find that it wasn’t there when you tried to save the form? Did you save a form of data and believe it to be fine, but then e-mail it and the recipient(s) said that no data was there?
Next time, don’t choose Save when you are finished. Instead, choose to print and then name the PDF writer as the printer.
The user will be prompted for a filename and location. The data will be saved with the form and then viewable by the people who need to see the form after you send it.
Browser: Google Chrome is preferred and the company won’t guarantee everything will work smoothly with other browsers (e.g., Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari).
How to Attach a File: You have two choices for any form which requests attachments.
- Attach the file(s) while filling out the form by clicking the attachment(s) icon, which resembles a paperclip and is located on the far-left side of the screen.
- Wait until you sign and you’ll be prompted when you click the Submit button. To attach a file, you would like the Click Here to Upload link. You are limited to 250 MB per attachment.
Required Fields: Any required field is marked with a red asterisk, typical of required fields on virtually any web form on the Internet. If the form is asking for information and you would not normally need to provide it when filling out the given form, simply mark the field N/A. (Note: N/A is not an appropriate substitute when you should know the information and simply have not found the information before beginning your form.)
E-Mail Notifications: Due to the SeamlessDocs software programming, you may get more than one status notification, depending upon the form you have signed.
Are you filling out your performance evaluations (also called Workplace Performance Management) and stuck, not recalling how to do something? While help is available (contact Jeff Feiertag for 1:1 assistance), the county has also published some quick reference documents.
Access the documents here.
Do you need to drop the file size on your PDF? Do you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat? If so, this post is for you.
Open your PDF in Acrobat.
Click the Tools menu and select Optimize.
Note the new toolbar that appears, which includes the following two buttons:
Click the Reduce File Size button.
Identify a saving location and go through the save process as it appears on-screen.
Note: The Advanced Optimization button (as seen above) features six screens of options. Try to use the basic Reduce File Size button, to see if it meets your file size needs, before diving into these options.
Would you like to use your own custom background in Teams, instead of one of the default images?
Create an image (1920×1080 is the recommended size) and save it to the following location:
Click the Background Settings button when you are about to enter a meeting and scroll toward the bottom of the Background Settings pane.
Click on the image of your choice and then click the Join Now button to enter the meeting.
Are you using Teams for video meetings? Here is how to change your background to one of the available built-in images.
Click the Join button to enter your meeting pre-stage screen.
Find and click the Background Settings button, located beneath the Join Now button in the video preview screen.
Note the Background Options pane that opens on the right side of the screen.
Click the background of your choice. The first in the list (circle with a slash) will cancel the background image and show your actual environment. The second item will show only a blurred background. All other options are images you may choose. After selecting an image, click the Join Now button to enter your meeting.
Are you trying to open a pre-plan PDF on your MDC and Adobe Reader insists on taking up the right side of the screen with an extra pane? Here’s a tip to turn it off permanently so you have more space for your PDF.
- Hide the Tools pane, as you normally would.
- Access the Edit menu and select Preferences.
- Click the Documents side-tab, and then check the box for Remember Current State of Tools Pane.
- Click the OK button.
Getting flooded with messages that you don’t want and all have a common theme (from the same person, the same subject, etc.)? Outlook enables you to set up a rule to clean it all up in one fell swoop.
- Right-click one of the messages.
- Select Rules and then Create Rules.
- Click Advanced Options in the dialog box that pops up. The advanced options will give you more control with your rule than just the few options first presented.
- Choose a condition, such as the subject containing certain text. (Since you right-clicked a specific message, the sender and subject should appear in the options from which you’ll choose.)
- Click the Next button.
- Choose what you want to do with the message, such as delete it. (If you just want to file the messages away and read them at a later time, choose to move the message into a folder.) Click the Next button to continue.
- Add any exceptions (although this is rare).
- Specify a name for the rule. This takes the theory that you may have several rules as time goes by and naming a rule with something obvious means you won’t need to go into the rule details to determine why you created it in the first place.
- Click the Run this rule now on messages already in the inbox checkbox. This is crucial for cleanup when you have been plagued by a lot of messages for which you are writing a rule.
Interested in a Teams quick reference card? Click here.
Confused as to what your username and password should be?
Username: [Your Windows username] @montgomerycountymd.gov
PW: [Your Windows PW]
(Obviously, don’t type the brackets when you log in.)