Making a dumb form smarter
March 24, 2008 2:08 PM Subscribe
I've been tasked with creating a fillable form for invoices at work. However, I need it to be dynamic/flexible, and I'm not sure how to do that.
posted by O9scar to computers & internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The form is a "Statement of Work" - an invoice, essentially. The main part of the form is a table with line items and costs. The line items vary in length as well as how many there are. I want a form that can handle both of those things.
Right now the form is built in Excel, and well, it doesn't take much for it to exceed the margins in some weird way and print wrong. I have tweaked the spreadsheet, but I still want something better.
Can a PDF even do something like that (I have Acrobat Pro 8)? Do I just grit my teeth and build it in Word? Is there some other way I'm not aware of?
I'm on a Mac, but the people using this will be on PCs.