How to open templates using Adobe Reader (Mac)

Mac Preview is the default PDF viewer (on a Mac)
We need to change Adobe Reader to be the default software.
1. install Adobe Reader. Download it from
2. once installed:
  1. Select any PDF file and choose File > Get Info.
    (Control-click: Press and hold the Control key while you click an item)
  1. Choose the application with which you want to open PDF files (Adobe Reader) from the Open With menu. The programs are normally found in the Applications folder.
  2. Click Change All, and then click Continue.
If you want to open templates without changing the default PDF viewer
Select “Open With” and select Adobe Reader from the menu (see below)

Plus sign printing at the end of field

Plus sign printing at the end of each field may result after entering “10” in ICD (box21)


  • Open Acrobat (or Reader).
  • Click menu “Edit —> Preferences”
  • Under Categories, select Forms.
  • Uncheck “Show text field overflow indicator”.
  • Close the program..
  • When you reopen the document, the + sign will not appear, and it will not be printed.

HCFA 1500 Printing is not aligned correctly

Some third-party HCFA 1500 form suppliers do not align exactly with the official forms and can print slightly out of alignment.
If the print is still off (when printing with Actual Sizewe can adjust the software to fit your printer settings. 
Just send an image of the printed HCFA 1500 form, this will give us the information needed to adjust the template.
Please include your order number or email address used during checkout. 
Let me know if you have any questions.
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