Open up

If you apply for a job at Cambridge University, you’ll have to fill out a form from their HR department. Which is fine if you don’t mind printing out the PDF and filling it in by hand. To fill it in on a PC is a bit more difficult. The only other options are .doc and .rtf files, which don’t open properly in OpenOffice. In fact they don’t open properly on my copy of MS Office at work either.

So I re-created it on OpenOffice. Here is the PD17 form in an open format. I tidied up some of the more egregious mistakes from the original, but it’s still a bit grim, formatting-wise. It should be OK for editing and printing though, and at least you can open it in OpenOffice without it crashing down in 100% CPU flames.