Instructions for Using Interactive Forms
About PDF Files
The PDF format is a standardized means of widely distributing documents and forms that may have been created in any of the numerous software packages available on the market today. The Adobe Reader® is free and can be safely downloaded and installed on any computer and it allows a user to view and print any PDF document. The 2011 Texas Teens Read manual is provided in this format to facilitate printing either the entire manual or portions thereof.
This program will also allow you to personalize the reading logs and certificates and then print them on your printer. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SAVE the modified file containing your completed fields to your computer.
The ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ is interactive! Librarians may enter their library‘s name, the child‘s name, their own name, and the date, and print the certificate.
Interactive Time and Title Logs
Reproduce Personalized Reading Logs with the Name of Your Library
The time and title logs that are labeled ‘duplex’ are designed for mass reproduction. The file contains two pages ‘front’ and ‘back’. They are provided in a PDF format. These logs are formatted with two ‘fronts’ on one page and two ‘backs’ on another. The “fronts” and “backs” may be printed double-sided, and may be cut in half to produce two logs with a ‘front’ and ‘back’. These logs have interactive fields in which the name of the library and the final date to turn in the log may be entered
Note: A librarian may also enter the name of a participating child and print an individualized reading log.
Fully Interactive Reading Logs
The logs labeled as ‘interactive’ display both the ‘front’ and ‘back’ sides of the logs on one page. These are provided in both PDF format and in MS Word format which will allow a user to save a partially completed log and update it as necessary.
These fully interactive logs may be uploaded to a library‘s web site so that librarians and teens may use them at the library, or teens and their families may access them remotely from home. Teens and their families accessing the logs remotely may begin recording their reading as soon as summer vacation begins, whether or not they visit the local library. Teens may enter the name of the local library, their name and age, titles read or the total time spent reading, and the last day to turn in the log. They may also enter the titles of the books they read, or the amount of time they read throughout the summer. Teens may save these logs to their personal computers, and they may print them.