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July 28, 2021


New publications: APD announces the publication of the new Army Regulation (AR) 25-30, Army Publishing Program, and Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA PAM) 25-40, Army Publishing Program Procedures. The revised AR and DA PAM, published in a redesigned format, implement APD’s publishing reform initiative. Click this link for a short video on what to expect as ARs and DA PAMs are revised under the new requirements.
Along with the revised AR 25-30 and DA PAM 25-40, APD has published AR 25-38, Army Printing and Distribution Program, and DA PAM 25-38, Army Printing and Distribution Procedures. All Army printing policy and procedures have been moved out of AR 25-30 and DA PAM 25-40 into these two new publications.

June 21, 2021


Welcome to the new Army Publishing Directorate website. A tutorial of the redesigned website can be viewed by clicking here

April 5, 2021


APD Symposium 2021: Army Publishing Reform Symposium was conducted on 16 March 2021
Click Symposium for more details.

December 14, 2020

New eBook Format for Army Administrative Publications
Administrative publications-Army regulations, DA pamphlets, and HQDA policy notices-published in FY19 and beyond are now available in eBook format. This new format will enable the user to read the publications on portable devices, such as smart phones and tablets

The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) appreciates all the feedback provided by our customers. This feedback enables APD to make improvements geared toward creating a web presence that is intuitive and user-friendly for all the Army's publishing needs. Based on user feedback, we have added additional search criteria on the Pub/Form Records Search page. This latest enhancement allows users to search by the Unit of Issue (UoI) or Publication Identification Number (PIN) of a Pub/Form. We created a new page for ALARACT. You can access it from our dropdown menu>PUBLICATIONS>Administrative>Army ALARACT Message link.

Administrative publications-Army regulations, DA pamphlets, and HQDA policy notices-published in FY19 and beyond are now available in eBook format. This new format will enable the user to read the publications on portable devices, such as smart phones and tablets


If you are using Adobe Acrobat 2017 version 011.30142, you will not be able to open PDF files on the APD website. There is a compatibility issue with this version. Recommendation - use previous version 2017.011.30138 or older to access PDF files on the APD website. Please contact your IT office for assistance.

ALARACT, ARMY DIRECTIVE, and ARMY GENERAL ORDER are now showing the latest at the top.

February 19, 2020

PUBLICATIONS > [Doctrine and Training] dropdown now displays publications to all proponents instead of just TRADOC proponent

The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) will no longer order, stock, and/or distribute Standard Forms (SF) and Optional Forms (OF). Orders of SFs and OFs through APD will be filled only until existing stock is exhausted. Please check the APD Ordering Portal to determine availability of these forms. Users can order SFs and OFs through GSA Advantage. To establish a GSA Advantage/GSA eBuy account, visit their website.

The Army Publishing Directorate (APD) appreciates all the feedback provided by our customers. This feedback enables APD to make improvements geared toward creating a web presence that is intuitive and user-friendly for all the Army's publishing needs. Based on user feedback, we have added additional search criteria on the Pub/Form Records Search page. This latest enhancement allows users to search by the Unit of Issue (UoI) or Publication Identification Number (PIN) of a Pub/Form.
We created a new page for ALARACT. You can access it from our dropdown menu>PUBLICATIONS>Administrative>Army ALARACT Message link.

June 11, 2019

PUBLICATIONS 101

The Publications 101 course is an outreach effort by APD to educate proponents and give them the tools to navigate through the publishing process and the knowledge to write better documents.

If you would like more information about the Publications 101 training or if you would like to sign up for one of the sessions, please send an email to this mailbox. In your message, please include your contact information.

If you are a PC/PCO and your organization has a minimum of 15 individuals who want to receive the Publications 101 training, please send an email to this mailbox. Include your name, role (PC or PCO), organization, location, and number of participants.


PUBLICATIONS 101 COURSE SCHEDULE 2021

✦ 8 September 2021, 0900-1130
✦ 8 December 2021, 0900-1130
(Meetings are held via MS Teams or teleconference dial-in, depending on accessibility. Meeting invite will give opportunity to choose dial-in or Teams format.)

If you are a PC/PCO and your organization has a minimum of 15 individuals who want to receive the Publications 101 training, please email us. Include your name, role (PC or PCO), organization, location, and number of participants.

May 12, 2019

PUBLISHING RESOURCES

Visit the Publishing Resources page to access helpful resources for composing and updating Army policy publications.

January 08, 2019

FORMS NEWS

NEWS: MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER 15-

CHANGES TO EVALUATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURES FOR DA FORM 2166-8, NCO EVALUATION REPORTS (NCOERs) AND DA FORM 67-9, OFFICER EVALUATION REPORTS (OERs).

The purpose of the message is to provide guidance and procedures concerning submission methods for DA Form 2166-8 and DA Form 67-9 as well as provide timelines and dates indicating the discontinued use of the MYFORMs portal on the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) webpage. It also contains information concerning the forms conversion from IBM Lotus (XFDL) to fillable Adobe (PDF-F) form formats.
FOR COMPLETE GUIDANCE, PLEASE READ MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER 15-086.

HQDA Form 5

For actions within the Headquarters Department of the Army, HQDA Form 5 must be used instead of DA Form 5.

Designing Forms With Adobe-Important Message From CHESS

Click Adobe-important message from CHESS for designing forms with Adobe.

November 16, 2018

Technical Instructions

Placing an Adobe Digital Signature on a MS Word Document using Adobe Acrobat Professional 10 or greater
How to install Lotus Forms Viewer 4.0.0.3 with E-Sign 6.6
Saving your locked or signed pdf file into an unlocked static pdf file for archiving or merging to other pdf files
Creating a PDF Portfolio
How to add attachments to a digitally signed Reader Extended fillable PDF
Forms Guidance Review Of Army-Wide Publication (Proponent)
Unit of Issue Codes


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