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I am trying to scan a document to microsoft word,how can i type on it,i need this for work,its a form i need to write on,or is there another way of doing this or another program?Thank you

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Re: scanning a form

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Several suggestions in http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6129_102-0.html?forumID=29&threadID=128981&messageID=1457364#1457364 and http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6129_102-0.html?forumID=29&threadID=199794&messageID=2146342#2146342

And let me suggest the good old typewriter. It's still the ideal tool to type on preprinted forms. And 'writing', of course, can be done with pencil or ballpoint also. Restricting yourself to the tool MS Word might mean you're making it rather difficult for yourself.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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thanks

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I do write them pain in the butt and i am on the road allot,with a lap top.I broke my hand many times when i played hockey and it bothers me allot,it would much easier for me to download my form and add to it,i work in the mental health proffesion and it would be so much easier for me to scan the doc. and add to it,i can type 60 words a minute,thanks anyways

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try the suggestions in the two threads I linked to. You might also try to add the scanned picture as a watermark to the page.

Kees

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thanks

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I really dont understand what you mean im new to this,i have a document i need to put on my laptop and fill in the spaces with text,i have a scanner,can you explain in detail how to do this please in child terms lol thanks

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Re: form

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Sorry, but I've never done this myself, and I can't give detailed instructions.

First of all you should scan and keep the result as a picture (a .bmp should be perfect). Than insert it into word as watermark of background as described in http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA010563291033.aspx.

Then play around with distance between lines (space before properties) and tab-positions to easily get to the exact position of the 'field' you want to fill in.
Or try to add fields on top of the picture, as indicated by papaecho in the first thread.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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