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Unread 28-05-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
Shelly
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Typing over lines on form

I have a form with lines and I need to know how to keep the lines from moving
or disappearing when I type in information. The form and lines are
permanent, but the information changes, so I do not want to use UNDERLINE.

Please help!
 
Unread 28-05-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
Jay Freedman
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Re: Typing over lines on form

Shelly wrote:
> I have a form with lines and I need to know how to keep the lines
> from moving or disappearing when I type in information. The form and
> lines are permanent, but the information changes, so I do not want to
> use UNDERLINE.
>
> Please help!


See http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFl...nesInForms.htm for several
ways to create lines. For your purposes, probably the use of a table (part
2) would work best.

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Unread 29-05-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
Peter A
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Re: Typing over lines on form

In article <56610BA5-BBE0-4CB9-B7FA-444F6F1023AE@microsoft.com>,
Shelly@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> I have a form with lines and I need to know how to keep the lines from moving
> or disappearing when I type in information. The form and lines are
> permanent, but the information changes, so I do not want to use UNDERLINE.
>
> Please help!
>


THis is because the lines were created using the underscore character.
THis is a character just like any letter or digit. When you type "over"
these lines the underscore characters will move to the right just like
any other text would. Or, if INS is on, they will be replaced by the new
text.

Word is really not suited to creating "fill in the blank" forms,
although many people insist on using it this way. Anyway, why use lines
at all? It's a leftover from the days when forms were filled out by
hand.


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Peter Aitken
Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
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