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    Filling in a 'background' form (2000, 2002)

    I had a brainstorm: I did a screen grab of a .pdf form making it a graphic. I sized it to my page and set the text wrap to "behind text" or "through" or Draw/Order/Behind Text (I tried them all). I was planning to use Word's ability to double-click anywhere and type to fill in the form and print it.

    However, the picture remains the selected object. I can't access the text layer, because I keep getting the picture layer. Is there something wrong with my idea?
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    Re: Filling in a 'background' form (2000, 2002)

    Try setting the wrap style to "None". You can probably start typing text by typing Ctrl+Home first. When you've typed some text, you will be able to click in it.

    But it's probably better to place the graphic in the page header, then you can't select the picture by clicking it accidentally.

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    Re: Filling in a 'background' form (2000, 2002)

    Excellent idea! And that works. I also found out why this isn't a commonly used technique! It takes a good bit of fiddling to get the form sized to match any reasonable line spacing. Oh, well. It was a nifty idea. Thanks for your help.

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