I want to handle form FAA 8700-2 electronicly

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I want to handle form FAA 8700-2 electronicly

Posted by Robert Bridgers on Apr 30, 2017 6:47 pm

I have been unable to complete the form electronicly and then save it.  I want to be able to deliver my doctor an electronic copy of the form completed with my details.  Then he will finsh the form
with his details and signing.  It seems like a good way to present to my doctor.   I have been unsuccessful.  My doctor does everything on his handheld computer.  Can you make suggestions on how to acomplish this?
Thanks,
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Re: I want to handle form FAA 8700-2 electronicly

Posted by John Hamilton on May 1, 2017 10:08 am

Great question.  Thanks for asking.  The FAA form can be edited electronically using Adobe Reader.  If you don't already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download a copy for free here.  

Re: I want to handle form FAA 8700-2 electronicly

Posted by Ronald Levy on Jun 14, 2017 4:04 pm

John Linsenmeyer, the FAA point man on BasicMed, wrote:
 

I know that the CMEC was designed to be form-fillable (so you can type in entries in the fields and print it) and I was also able to save it as a .pdf (using a dell laptop).  So I’m presuming it could be opened by another user, add info, and save again.   Maybe it’s different when using it on a Mac device?  I’m not sure.


Also, from Brad Ziegler at AFS-810:
 

It may have to do with the version of Adobe you and your physician are using. I just tried it with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, and I was able to enter data into the fillable form fields, save it, reopen it, and enter additional data. Different versions of Adobe such as Reader only allow you to read an existing document and not edit the form.


So, you should be able to fill it out, save it as a .pdf file, and email or otherwise transfer that file to your physician who can then read and edit it with the appropriate Adobe tool.