kobe.pole on 23 Jun, 2018 04:37 PM
You should be able to easily edit the radio frequencies. When you click on an assignment to edit it, it should bring up the box in the bottom left hand corner of your screen that will allow you to edit the 104 information. if you would like to change the frequencies on all of the assignments, scroll down to the bottom of the assignments and click on "bulk ops" then click on one assignment, press shift, and select the bottom assignment, this will select all of them. Next click on "change attributes. You will then be able to edit frequencies for all of the assignments.
Hope this helps,
matt on 24 Jun, 2018 05:23 AM
John - can you clarify whether you're referring to editing the PDF, after it's been autofilled, vs changing the data that shows up when you generate the 104? If so, what are you using to edit the PDF? It may be an issue with e.g. Chrome that doesn't exist when opening the form in Acrobat.
The map was being shared in the Incident Command. We were creating an assignment area and then a mission to search that area. We then would click on the assignment and click on edit and add what was particular to that assignment. Close that window then go back and click again on that Mission and click on Print SAR 104. At the SAREX in April I could then edit and enter info on the SAR 104 e.g. radio frequencies, prepared by.
I am not sure what operating system they were using in April. The search in June was using IE.
kobe.pole on 24 Jun, 2018 09:20 PM
When you press print 104, it will generate PDF's, these cannot be edited when they are in PDF form. I think that may be the problem. I'm guessing at SAREX they weren't able to edit the PDF's either, but went in and edited them using the bulk ops tool.
Let me know if this helps clarify it.
matt on 24 Jun, 2018 11:18 PM
Some browsers / PDF viewers have trouble showing pre-filled forms, so the SARTopo PDF generator draws non-editable text on top of the editable form field, rather than filling it out. This has a side-effect of making the PDF non-editable in most programs.
I did some testing this afternoon and the one exception I've been able to find is Mac's built-in Preview app, which still lets you edit the fields (with some hiccups, such as the font size being too large / small). Is it possible they were demoing editing an already-filled-out SARTopo 104 using the Mac Prreview app? If so I'm sorry but I have no recommendations for what you could use on Windows instead.
I was also playing with the 104 and I noticed that Adobe has a feature that might turn the PDF onto an editable document but the software for that feature is only available if you are an Adobe member which I am not.