One form to rule them all...
May 1, 2008 11:57 AM Subscribe
Creating a form template
for colleagues to use at work that needs to meet the following criteria:
1. Allow text fields and drop-down selection boxes.
2. Allow users to add additional text in should they see fit (i.e. doesn't disallow all input outside of form fields).
3. Will allow rows (the form will be arranged like a table) to be duplicated/copied & pasted, including the form fields contained within those rows.
4. Is formatted nicely enough to be passed along to a client and read clearly.
5. Is openable/usable by your average user who doesn't have access to super expensive/specialized software.
posted by freudenschade to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What program/functions should I be using to create such a document?
I tried Word 2003, but it seems that using form fields requires you to "lock" the document, allowing no editing after the form structure is saved as a template. I had some success with Word 2007 (and its updated form functions), but everyone else in my office uses Office 2003, and even Microsoft's fix that supposedly allows 2003 users to open/edit/save 2007 files still won't allow for opening of DOTX (Word 2007 template) files. Acrobat seems out of the question because PDFs also only allow editing/input within form fields.
Is there something I'm missing in Word 2003 that would make it work for me? Other options? Help, please.