Bernelle Mélia August 20, 2021 Template
Filling out a business form should always be done in ink. Using ink is recommended so that changes cannot be made after the form has been signed. This will almost guarantee authenticity.
Provide examples and guidance and notes at the point of need. Have you ever got half-way through a form and suddenly come to a question that asks you about something you don't understand or have no idea about where to find the answer? It's even more infuriating if the question says something like 'See our Guidance notes, page 6, paragraph 2'. When filling in your forms people want the information they need there and then. Put yourself in the form user's position and think about which questions they might have a problem with. Provide examples of the sorts of answers you are looking for, and where appropriate, provide guidance notes as near as possible to the question they relate to (i.e. in the actual form).
Most websites that offer these templates will offer you instructions on how to download them and what program you can take them into to alter them. Then it is a simple matter of adding a few lines to the template before you print it out. You will have the template on your computer and will be able to use it whenever you need new applications, saving you both time and money.
Form length doesn't directly correlate to complexity. Many assume that making forms shorter makes them easier to complete. Though shorter forms might be cheaper to produce initially, if the reduction in content results in user confusion, the cost of resolving completion errors form fillers make as a consequence can significantly outweigh any initial savings. In general forms do need to be as short as possible, but never at the expense of clarity and usability.
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