Last Revision: 11/18/2021


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Use of Google Chrome Required

NOTE: Google Chrome must be used to access the GURU website and for completing and/or downloading fill-and-print forms. Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge browsers do not support all features required for PDF fill-and-print form functionality. Substitutes for an approved University official form (created using a different browser or scanned copies) will be returned with the request to use the Chrome version of the form.


The Purchasing Card Support Form is used to support purchasing card receipts. It is an optional form that allows an organized means of recording information necessary for the processing/reconciliation of purchasing card transactions.

General Information:

  • Complete appropriate information in the first column
  • The Purchasing Card holder must provide either a hand-written signature or provide their digital ID (see Applying Digital IDs on PDFs below for complete instructions
  • Attach the receipt and forward to your Business Area Finance Office

Exhibit and Instructions:

This form has fill-and-print form fields and digital ID (signature) fields enabled. The PDF version has instructions provided for the type and/or format of information to be included within the fill-and-print form fields. Hovering the computer mouse over any form field within the PDF will display these instructions. See Converting Web-based Documents to PDF Documents for details. See Applying Digital IDs on PDFs for instructions on adding signatures.

For step-by-step instructions on completing the Purchasing Card Support Form, click on link below:

Purchasing Card Support Form Exhibit

Form Requirements:

No form may be used that substitutes for an approved official University form without prior review and approval by the steward of the form/central office, as facilitated by the Office of Systems and Procedures (designated representative of the Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance). Policy FN17 Required Use of Approved University Forms Appearing in the General University Reference Utility (GURU) requires that all form templates must be vetted and approved prior to being published on the GURU website and all such documents having gone through said established approval process must be password protected.

Accessing GURU Forms:

GURU PDF forms are designed for use with Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro. Each browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc) has a built-in PDF viewer making it the default PDF viewer without asking users. These built-in viewers do not necessarily support all features required for PDF forms. Similarly, many calculations are not supported by other stand-alone PDF readers (for examples, Nuance). It has been brought to the attention of the Office of Systems and Procedures that PDF forms do not function appropriately when accessed using Firefox and/or Microsoft Edge. In order to access any of the forms on GURU and have the fill-and-print functionality work properly, the end-user must access the GURU website using Google Chrome.

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free. Contact your IT support staff person for downloading assistance, if/as needed. If Adobe Acrobat Pro better suits your needs, contact your IT support staff person for purchasing and installation assistance.

Web-based Documents:

Clicking the form download icon on any of the form instruction pages on GURU will open a web-based version of the form. While it appears to have fill-and-print fields available, not all functionality may be available for use (i.e. digital ID fields). With some exceptions (see exceptions below), it will be necessary to convert these web-based documents to PDF documents (see Converting to PDF documents section).

Converting to PDF Documents:

In order to have a version with all PDF capabilities enabled, click the Fill & Sign in Acrobat icon located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This icon must be clicked before entering any information. Clicking this icon opens an actual PDF version of the document. Complete this version and save the document in a location where you will be able to locate it.

If, upon opening the PDF in Google Chrome, the Fill & Sign in Acrobat icon does not appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, it will be necessary to enable Adobe Acrobat extension. Please visit Enable Adobe Acrobat extension for Google Chrome for instructions to enable Adobe Acrobat extension.


Combining PDF Documents:

There may be times when it is necessary to combine multiple pdf documents into a single document for submission. In those instances, complete the following steps:

  • Click on the appropriate form in GURU
  • Complete the fill-and-print boxes on the web-based form
  • Click the printer icon located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen
  • Change Destination to Microsoft Print to PDF using the drop-down arrow
  • Click Print at the bottom of that panel
  • Enter a file name in the box at the bottom of the pop-up window (i.e. promotion-and-tenure-form-Smith) and be sure to select a location where you will be able to relocate the document
  • Click Save

Repeat this process for each document that will be combined

  • Now, open one of the completed pdf documents and on the far right select combine files
  • Click Add Files and select the files to be combined
  • Click Combine

Applying Digital ID's on PDF's (general instructions):

This form has the Digital ID (applying an electronic signature to the document) process enabled. If, upon opening the PDF in Google Chrome, the following does not appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, it will be necessary to enable Adobe Acrobat extension

Image of Adobe Acrobat Fill-and-Sign bar

Please visit the following for instructions to enable Adobe Acrobat extension:

Enable Adobe Acrobat extension for Google Chrome

Applying Digital IDs When Document Contains Multiple Signatures

Complete all fill-and-print form fields before completing the signature process:

  1. Open the Purchasing Card Support Form
  2. Before entering any information, click the "Fill-and-Sign in Acrobat" (see above) icon or click the "fill-and-sign" option (looks like a pen nib) located on the right-hand column within Adobe Acrobat, or click "Tools" from the tool bar on the upper left-hand side of the screen and click "Open" under the Fill & Sign option
  3. Complete all fill-and-print fields
  4. Once the form is complete, click in the signature form field and either:
    • select your digital ID and click continue, or
    • create your digital ID, select your digital ID, and click continue
  5. Review the information in the appearance box and click sign
  6. You will be required to save a copy of the document (the digital signature is not applied until the form is saved)
    • The file name will contain the name "purchasing-card-support-form" in the file name field, add a dash and cardholders last name and first name(i.e.,-smith-joseph) to the end of the file name (i.e., purchasing-card-support-form-smith-joseph)
    • choose a location to save the file where you will be able to locate it again
    • click Save
  7. Close the form version appearing on your screen
  8. Open the version saved in the previous step
  9. Verify that the digital ID appears on the document
  10. Close the document

If you encounter any difficulties, contact the GURU support staff by submitting a Technical Support Form request or by calling the tech support line at 814-863-8592.

Number of Copies and Ultimate Distribution:

Table of distribution and retention of the Purchasing Card Support form
Document: Ultimate Distribution: Retention Periods: Disposition Method:
Original Financial Officer End of fiscal year +2 years Paper document = Secure Bin disposal or shred

Electronic = delete document and empty recycle bin
Transitory Copies* - - - - - Once document verified in system of record, end of fiscal year +1 year Paper document = Secure Bin disposal or shred

Electronic = delete document and empty computer recycle bin

*Transitory Copies are University Records that have temporary value and, as a result, may be destroyed after they are no longer needed. In no event shall be retained longer than the official copy of the University Record as delineated on the Records Retention Schedule.

Where to Send Completed Forms:

Business Area Finance Office

Contact Information

For questions, additional details, or to request changes to this form, contact the your Business Area Finance Office.

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