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Reports must be flattened before they can be distributed to recipients. Flattening is also sometimes referred to as Distilling or Printing to File. There are several comon methods for flattening PDFs. There are step-by-step instructions in these three videos: 

Method 1   Method 2  Method 3

The forms conform to the PDF 1.7 specification and use XFA technology. The Adobe Readers and Adobe Acrobat for Windows and Mac fully support both the PDF 1.7 specification  and XFA. Most PDF third-party PDF software only supports older PDF technology.  Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is free so it is suggested that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows or Mac.


Android and iOS versions of our software require third-party PDF support that is not otherwise available on those platforms. For Android, we recommend QPDF Notes and for iOS, we recommend PDF Expert.  

Yes. There are several ways to insert signatures into reports. Click on the signature line is an image field. The recommended method is to click or tap above the signature line and a browse window will open. Browse to the image of your signature. Select the signature image. You can also use Adobe Reader's "Sign Document" feature on a report that has already been flattened. Refer to the WindSurance User Manual for detailed instructions. 


PDF Expert on iOS and QPDF Notes on Android offer additional signing options.

Yes. Use the PRINT button on the report or use PRINT from the FILE drop down menu.

WindSurance and Four-Point reports can be used on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Apple iOS, and Android. Apple iOS (iPad, etc) requires a third-party PDF editor such as PDF Expert. Android requires a third-party PDF editor such as QPDF Notes.

"Too big" is a relative term. A file may be too big for one purpose but not for another. Flattened PDFs are usually larger than they need to be, or should be, because of digital pictures that are too big. The size of the digital pitures is determined by the camera settings. The recommended setting for digital pictures is VGA. Anything larger than VGA is not necessary and will result in a larger finished file size.  Different PDF print drivers and print driver settings will also result in different file sizes. The file size of finished (flattened) Wind Mitigation reports is usually in the 1-3MB range.

Yes, you can insert pictures taken on your phone or tablet directly into your reports. This video, recorded on an iPad Mini, shows how you can insert pictures taken with your phone or camera.

If you are using your iPhone to take pictures but the reports is on your iPad, you can have the iPhone's pictures automatically appear in your iPad's Camera Roll and you can insert the pictures from the Camera Roll. Android devices have similar capabilities.

The iOS and Android versions are very easy to use. The entire report can be completed, flattened, and delivered right from your mobile device. This video, recorded on an iPad Mini, shows how easy it is to work on a mobile device. https://bestinspectors.net/video/iPad-4Pt/iPad-4Pt.html.