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Text boxes and images

By Blackcurrant ·
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I have a user who has been asked to scan a form and convert it into a Word 2000 document so that the form can be filled in via Word.

The scanned image imports OK, and the user then places text boxes over the areas of the image which need to be filled-in.

However, it is quite easy to move the image accidentally, and when this happens the text boxes remain in position relative to the page and not to the image, resulting in all text boxes becoming misaligned.

Is there a way that the text boxes and the image can be locked into position. Either the image needs to be unmovable or the text boxes need to be locked in place relative to the image so that if the image is moved the text boxes move with it.

Anyone know how this can be done?

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by DKlippert In reply to Text boxes and images

Have you tried laying a table over the image rather than use text boxes? Word tables are very versatile.
Then put form fields into the cells.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi, thanks for answering. The only way I could get both the image and the boxes static was to use Adobe Acrobat and add fields.

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by cleguy1 In reply to Text boxes and images

the answer is to create a template and create these fields as fill-in fields.

then protect the template so that only fill-in fields are modifiable.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi, thanks for answering. The only way I could get both the image and the boxes static was to use Adobe Acrobat and add fields.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Text boxes and images

frames. you want frames. right click edge of text box, pick Format text box. see Convert to Frame button, lower right? then you can Lock Anchor or other fiddling to get you where you want to go maybe. these are huge pita in word. i would take others advice and use tables if possible. if you did recreate with input boxes like second answer you could keep database of reponses. but to get the job done right now frame will let you position it where you want it if table won't.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi, thanks for answering. The only way I could get both the image and the boxes static was to use Adobe Acrobat and add fields. I tried using frames, but as soon as I converted the text box to a frame, the image disappeared...

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