Typing on Top of a Scanned Form in Microsoft Word
I see a lot of questions about this. My first thought is "forget it". It's a
pain in the butt. I'll never do it again. But if you must—you must.
First make sure you don't want or can't use
Easy Guided Forms or
Online Forms. Now, if
you're determined to type on top of a scanned graphic, here's how.
Insert the Graphic
Go to ViewŕHeader and Footer and insert or
paste the graphic into the header. Double-click the graphic to get the Format
Picture dialog, and go to the Layout tab. Choose Behind text as the layout and
hit OK. If necessary, resize the graphic to fit, then close the Header/Footer
Textboxes will likely work best for exact placement of text into
the space required. I hope you weren't thinking you could just tab to each spot?
So, if you're using textboxes, you might want to
turn off the Drawing
Canvas to keep it from annoying you while you work.
To insert a textbox, use the Drawing toolbar. Click on the
textbox icon, and click and drag in your form area.
You'll want to remove the border from the textbox, and perfectly
resize the textbox to fit. Use the Alt key for perfect size/resizing.
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