PDA

View Full Version : Need help making a form


RANGER295
09-14-2010, 8:18 PM
My fiancé came up with this form that she photocopied out of a magazine or something like that to organize our guest list. She wants me to put mine list into this form. I asked her if I could type it and she said I could only if it was in the exact same format as her photocopy:banghead:. I was able to make it look the same in word by setting tabs and using the underscore key for lines, but it is not very conducive to typing into.

I am somewhat of a computer idiot. Can someone help me make a form that I can type into that will keep its’ format and will have lines (this is important:rolleyes:) in all of the entry points whether there is something typed there or not. Or even just tell me how to do it or point me at a link that tells me... Thanks!

PS. I attached the form that I made.

bigmike82
09-14-2010, 8:30 PM
The easiest way to do this is to scan a copy of the form into a PDF.

Then, download and install Adobe Acrobat Pro (the trial version), and use the form wizard to create the fields for you.

You can't save them by default (well, you can for the life of the trial), but you'll be able to fill it out and print the form using the regular PDF Reader.

ponderosa
09-14-2010, 8:34 PM
Or you can use the "Forms" toolbar in Word.

http://www.officearticles.com/word/create_a_fill-in_form_in_microsoft_word.htm

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/create-forms-that-users-complete-in-word-HP005230270.aspx

RANGER295
09-14-2010, 8:40 PM
The easiest way to do this is to scan a copy of the form into a PDF.

Then, download and install Adobe Acrobat Pro (the trial version), and use the form wizard to create the fields for you.

You can't save them by default (well, you can for the life of the trial), but you'll be able to fill it out and print the form using the regular PDF Reader.
I think my dad may have the full version of that program. I will have to ask him and explore that option.
Or you can use the "Forms" toolbar in Word.

http://www.officearticles.com/word/create_a_fill-in_form_in_microsoft_word.htm

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/create-forms-that-users-complete-in-word-HP005230270.aspx
I was messing around with that as well but I could not figure out how to get the lines in there. Maybe I will try playing with it some more.

reggie 00
09-14-2010, 8:52 PM
not sure if it will fly.

But i used Tables. 6 rows 2 columns.

I also found an excel spread sheet that is similar.

Sorry i couldnt be of more help been to long since i took those office classes

reggie 00
09-14-2010, 8:55 PM
here is the excel one

tankerman
09-14-2010, 9:18 PM
68752

ocabj
09-14-2010, 10:41 PM
The easiest way to do this is to scan a copy of the form into a PDF.

Then, download and install Adobe Acrobat Pro (the trial version), and use the form wizard to create the fields for you.

You can't save them by default (well, you can for the life of the trial), but you'll be able to fill it out and print the form using the regular PDF Reader.

It would actually be better just to either print from within Word to PDF (or use the Distiller engine). Then edit it in Acrobat to add the form fields. No point in printing out the Word document to hard copy, and scanning it in via a scanner to PDF, introducing scanner noise.

bigmike82
09-14-2010, 10:52 PM
I actually meant the original form, not the one he created. I figured that would keep the formatting as close as possible to the original, making the fiance happy, which furthermore makes the OP happy. ;)