The Form Complete process performs three important functions to prepare your form for electronic filing:
• Validation – Document entries are checked for compliance with filing requirements and ensures that fields are completed correctly;
• Form Preparation – Blank pages and editing buttons are removed so that the document can be printed and submitted electronically;
• Filing – Displays the Password field and File with Congress button so that you can submit your form electronically.
To prepare your forms for filing:
• Click the Form Complete button;
A validation process is initiated that checks the required entries on your form for errors.
If there are errors in your form, they are displayed in a message and highlighted in yellow on your form;
• Click the OK button. Your cursor will be returned to the first field that needs to be corrected. Correct all of the invalid fields on your form;
• Click the Form Complete button again. You may repeat this process until all the entries have been corrected.
When there are no errors in your form a message is displayed that validation was successful;
A message is displayed asking you if you want to print your form;
• Click Yes to print the form and continue, or click No to continue without printing;
All blank pages, labels, and editing buttons are removed and a message is displayed asking if you want to print the form. At this point, blank pages cannot be re-inserted but you can edit existing pages if you are not ready to file your form;
NOTE: If you are using Adobe Reader 7.x, blank pages are not deleted. DO NOT DELETE THEM MANUALLY. Your form can still be filed electronically.
A final message is displayed asking you if you are ready to file your form;
• Click No if you want to return to the form;
• Click Yes to continue;
The password field and filing button is displayed;
• Save the form and close Adobe Reader.
You are now ready to file your form with the House and Senate.