Re: Filling out forms

Subject: Re: Filling out forms
From: Roger Mallett <roger -at- CSICAL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:19:44 -0700

Cool Idea !

If you use Word, the scanned form can be placed on the page as a
watermark. Use Adv fields to ensure everything lines up correctly.



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>From: Richard Nickel[SMTP:jrnickel -at- xtra -dot- co -dot- nz]
>Sent: Monday, April 27, 1998 4:00 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Filling out forms
>
>
>Hello all,
>
>>From time to time I need to update and re-submit sets of employment
>related forms.
>
>In the "good old days" (Ha!) I could put the form into a typewriter and
>type in all the details, all neat and tidy.
>
>I have managed to do the same thing using computer and printer, but it
>is very painstaking and extremely time consuming to get everything
>'just
>right'. The biggest problem is adjusting the linespacing to coincide
>with the pre-printed lines on the form.
>
>It occurs to me that I should be able to have the forms scanned, then
>bring them up onto the screen where I could use them as a background
>visual template, typing in the details and adjusting the linespacing
>exactly as required to fit the screen image. I should then be able to
>load the original form into the printer, print out the text and presto!
>everyting fits perfectly!
>
>I would be most interested to hear from anyone who has done this.
>
>Which scanned-file format is best suited?
>Which software package would be best suited to this task?
>(The required text already exists as Word6 files).
>
>Any help will be much appreciated.
>
>Dick
>
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