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Old 05-22-2006, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i have a table of which i have scanned on to the computer (its only in paper form)

I want to be able to fill in this table as if i am doign it with my pen.

It is a delievery not so i would want to make a template of it.
How is this possible?

I dont really want to create the whole thing from scratch via Excel or whatever

Any help is much appirecated!
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You will need a PDF creation tool like Adobe Acrobat. Then you draw in text boxes in the fields you want to fill in, add a save option and a print/email option if you want, and save it. Then open it up in reader and input everything you need. The process is real simple if you have the tools.
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CutePDF is free, and edit's PDF files.
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The cute PDF thing isnt what i require.

I basiaclly want to convert the image to a thing which i can enter data onto
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Like I said, you need a tool that will allow you to create input fields on the document. The only thing I know of is acrobat, since that is the only thing I have used. You can clear out the data is something exist there already and create an input object in it's place. It's real simple to do if you have the software.
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Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 is what my school uses, and you can scan or place something into the program, and directly type data into it, such as forms, etc..
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Thats what i want, but that seems to be speach recongition software
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it will also edit scanned files. Just print the PDF, and then scan it in. It will be able to edit it.

Its basically used at school for kids that are too lazy to write.
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There's a tool called PDFCreator, but I doubt thats what you want...
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I guess im thinking of somehting wierd...cos i dont think u guys are giving me the right things. (no offense)
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