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How do I create a fillable form from a scan?

by shotzke / August 25, 2011 11:10 AM PDT
I need to be able to enter info into a form. I can scan it to my computer but It will not let me type into it!

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That's an old problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 11:34 AM PDT

You use PAINT or some other paint program to put text on the scan.

Yes there are other ways and apps, but this continues to get it done.

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What I have done with some success...
by Siegrist1224 / March 15, 2012 12:47 PM PDT

I have used the scanned in document as a background in a Word document. Then using a combination of carriage returns, tabs, spaces, and adjusting the text height of the (empty "text") rows I have aligned the cursor to type in the fields that I want to type into.

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(NT) Adobe Acrobat Pro can do that
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 15, 2012 10:05 PM PDT
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Why not ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 15, 2012 10:49 PM PDT

scan it after you wrote that info onto it with some pencil, ball ben, fineliner or fountain pen? There's no need for typing it in a word processor.

See, I'm so old I actually learned writing at school!


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What, like joined up writing,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 16, 2012 10:46 AM PDT
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where all the letters in a word are joined together!


Curse me for a cursive user


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