In order for your forms to send output to a file, you will need to make your forms’ directory (and any relevant subdirectories) writable by the web server. How you do this depends on which server you are on. Refer to one of the following sections for instructions specific to your server.

Forms on www.bu.edu

For departmental sites you will need to send us a request to activate your directory

Tip: If you know your forms will require multiple subdirectories (e.g., for several related forms, each with their own output), you can save yourself some time by requesting the directory activation early, before creating the subdirectories. This way each new subdirectory will automatically be writable by the web server, and you can avoid repeat requests.

Forms on people.bu.edu

For sites on people.bu.edu, you will need to send us a request to activate your directory.  Please include the full URL to the directory you wish to have activated as part of your service request.