Standard Adobe requirement
Grants.gov, including FastGrant submissions require a standard PDF format for your attached documents. They WILL fail for technical reasons if they are not standard Adobe files. You can ensure that your files are standard by opening them in Adobe Pro and printing them to a PDF file. All Faculty and Staff are eligible to obtain Adobe Pro through the following OIT offer.
The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is pleased to announce that UMass Amherst faculty and staff can now obtain Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium at no cost for use on University–owned computers, including computers in computer labs and classrooms. This three-year program will provide faculty and staff with the latest versions of these powerful print and Web design tools. The program was created through a contract between UMass Amherst/OIT and Adobe. For more information and instructions on obtaining software, go to: http://www.oit.umass.edu/software/adobe_faculty_staff.html