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    Silver Lounger
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    Form Template (2003)

    Hello

    I'm embarking on a project using Word to allow a user to print data onto a pre-designed form.
    I need to create the form as follows:

    Scan the pre-designed form into word and then overlay fields on top of the scanned image, so each field is in line relative to where the user would normally fill the form manually.
    Delete the scanned image leaving all the fields in situe.
    When the user wants to fill the form, he simply puts a blank pre-designed form in the printer and prints the data onto it.
    I could re-design the forms but that would be far too time consuming or I could create the fields and manually move them until they all were aligned.
    Ideally, the scanned image would aid me to place the fields in there correct position.

    Can this be done or isthere another method?

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    Re: Form Template (2003)

    Hi Dave,

    Try the following:
    - Start with a blank Word document.
    - Select Format | Background | Printed watermark...
    - Select Picture Watermark.
    - Click Select Picture...
    - Browse to the scanned form, then click Insert.
    - You may wish to clear the Washout check box.
    - Click OK.
    - If necessary, select View | Header and Footer, then adjust the position and size of the picture, and return to the main document.
    - If you need to place more than one fill-in box on the same line, it is a good idea to create a table, and place the form fields in the cells of the table.
    - Use the Forms toolbar to create form fields overlaying the boxes on the scanned form.
    - Getting things right will take a lot of trial-and-error.
    - Select Tools | Options...
    - Activate the Print tab.
    - Tick the check box "Print data only for forms".
    - Click OK.
    - Protect the document for forms (using the Lock button on the Forms toolbar).
    - When you print the document, only the form fields will be printed.

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    Re: Form Template (2003)

    Perfect Hans

    Thank you

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