Using practicelaw Forms
practicelaw forms are available in two formats: Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Word.   indicates that the form is a PDF.   indicates that the form is in Word. Currently, practicelaw maintains all of its PDF forms in Adobe Acrobat X Professional and its editable word processing forms in Microsoft Word in a format compatible with Word 97-2003.
The posting arrangement between practicelaw and the drafters of the Uniform Conveyancing Blanks (UCBs) and the Residential Real Estate Committee (RREC) forms on practicelaw requires that posted forms are secured PDFs, as the drafters wish to preserve the integrity of all standardized text. This means standardized text in these forms cannot be altered. In certain instances, a form field will allow striking out portions of text by using an X or dash (-). When the completed form is printed, that text will appear with visible strikeouts.
We cannot guarantee that older versions of Adobe Reader (prior to version 9) will allow users to open, complete, and save data in practicelaw's PDF forms. Nor can we guarantee that the forms will work properly with other PDF readers and editors, such as FoxIt Reader or CutePDF. We recommend that users download and install the latest Adobe Reader.
Downloading and Saving Forms to Your Computer
Click on the appropriate icon next to the number of the form you need.
In most internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari), a new window will open and your internet browser will display the form as a PDF or as a Word document.
Download the form directly to your computer by "right clicking" on the icon for the form and selecting either "Save as" or "Save target as." You will be prompted to assign a name to the form, either by keeping the current name assigned by practicelaw, or renaming the form with your own title. Once you name the form, choose an appropriate location on your computer to save it.
Most forms on practicelaw are formatted to print on letter size paper (8.5 x 11 inches). However, Residential Real Estate forms (RPF forms), are formatted for legal size paper (8.5 x 14 inches). Check your printer settings to assure that forms print correctly.NOTE: Most UCBs must contain three inches of blank space at the top of the first page for recording data. If the blank space on your printed UCB is less than three inches, revise your printer settings to ensure that the printer is not automatically resizing the form.