A colleague who is a very serious runner and would like to get into training people as a side gig has offered free coaching to me and a couple of others from work, in order to build up some experience, which is awesome. We've done a few runs so far, and I'm enjoying it. But there's a couple of tips he's given me on improving my form which I don't understand, and I'm hoping you can help me interpret them. [more inside]
I have a spreadsheet that contains information I want to use to fill out a form, Mad Libs style. Essentially, I'd take each row of the spreadsheet and use the cells to populate a text document. It's not actually in Excel/Word - it's in Libreoffice, if that changes anything. I also need room for conditional if-then statements, because some text may require additional accompanying notes. I tried generating a pdf in Nandeck (card game generation software) but that doesn't work well for formatting text relative to other text, so I'm looking for a better solution.
I am writing a piece about the melding of form and content within a certain musician's body of work. (I'd rather not give this artist's name.) I am looking for texts which deal with concepts of form and content in any genre. Denise Levertov's "Some Notes on Organic Form" is likely going to be my main reference, but I haven't been able to think of many other resources despite attempting to search the library databases on this. Can anyone think of other texts to check out?
This is kind of silly, and maybe I can't figure it out because there's no great answer, but if anyone can come up with a creative solution to this, it's Ask Metafilter! I need some kind of workable real-world analogy for a poem's structure--something where choosing a particular form affects your end result. Or something where you have to choose each element carefully in order to get the result you want. [more inside]
I am regular user of Adobe Acrobat Pro (Version 9, currently), for document manipulation purposes. I am certainly not expert at it, but I'm not entirely stupid. I sometimes run into forms (the ones I work with are typically from various state and federal government agencies) where the helpful persons setting up those forms either accidentally or set up with programming/permissions that don't allow me be able to manipulate the forms. These are not high level sensitive documents, or anything, and all I am trying to do is to be able to add/edit/delete various form fields in order to fill out the forms properly. Here is a link to the current form that has me stymied - it is the S-Corporation election form from the IRS (form 2553): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2553.pdf [more inside]
Updated a PDF form for a client. Now, checkboxes go blank when the form is emailed or saved. Why? [more inside]
I want to create a form with Open Office that lets me enter numbers in the right column of a page that corresponds to the text in the left. I want to be able to past the entire text document into the right column and have the left column remain blank for my entries. A spreadsheet won't work because the text won't word wrap. I've also tried a table and inserting a column into a text document. I've also tried to write in the margin, but I'll be moving a lot of documents, so I don't want to do a lot of specific typing, which would likely be spread across thousands of pages of documents. I'd like to automate and past as much of this as possible. Think of how books of poetry or philosophy number each line of corresponding text, making it easy to find a specific verse. That's the form I want to create. Or if it has already been created and exists somewhere, I'd gladly download it. Help.
We received this dressmaker's dummy from our client with old sticker residue on her. Too many items to shoot to just Photoshop the spot out, so I'm desperate for a permanent solution- The obvious point here is I can't throw her into the washing machine as she's wooden directly under the fabric that needs cleaning. Already tried a small bit of Goo Gone, with a clean white cloth, but I think it may just be moving the gunk around and not removing the residue as I'd hoped. I read about lighter fluid (butane), WD-40 and some others, but am obviously hesitant to do anything that may permanently discolor this spot even more. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I want to write a script to automate doing a search, retrieving, and parsing the search results from a website (a booking site similar to the search on www.hilton.com ). [more inside]
I'm attempting to create a form using Adobe LiveCycle for the first time. I've made a good dent in what I'm trying to do, and everything's finally working as it should, except that one particular field insists on printing even though the "presence" is absolutely, positively marked "Visible (screen only)". [more inside]
From a famous poem by Elizabeth Bishop.;....Even losing you,(the joking voice, a gesture I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident the art of losing 's not too hard to master though it may look like(Write it!) like disaster. The question is, what's the difference between " I shall never lie." and"I shan't have lied."??
Where can I go to get a squat/deadlift form tune-up in NYC? [more inside]
I filled out a PDF form last night in Google Chrome and saved the PDF. Then I emailed it to someone important. This morning they told me they had received a blank form (!). I opened the attachment and yes, it's blank. *@#$&@! [more inside]
NYC filter: How does the bedbug disclosure law end up playing out when one is looking for a new apartment? [more inside]
Help me find simplified/well-designed versions of useful/common forms. [more inside]
Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes
Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes [more inside]
Let's say I'm an in-house graphic designer working on a sale sign template for a company with several locations. I've got Helvetica. The various locations don't. I'd like to make a fancy template in InDesign, and then create a PDF form where employees can alter small portions of the text and then print the completed sale sign at their location, still using the Helvetica. Is this possible? [more inside]
I'd like to create a sign-up form on my Wordpress site where when someone signs up for a task then that task disappears from the list of options. Possible? [more inside]
What's the right way to walk in Vibram Five Fingers? [more inside]
Making a wire dress form: Can I use solder? [more inside]
Looking for hardware/software that will scan a physical form with handwritten fields and generated accurate delimited text with it. [more inside]
Endless paperwork! How do I automate filling out a .doc form? Challenge: cannot involve downloading/installing any new software [more inside]
What is the mailing address for VA burial benefits forms? [more inside]
Why, when collecting anonymous monitoring data, do institutions ask for ethnicity, and not other cultural and social indicators? [more inside]
How can I add a "join mailing list" form to my iweb site? I think I've tried everything. [more inside]
Is there a PDF form element that allows you to browse and insert a picture into a predefined area? [more inside]
What do you do with your hands when you run? And does that change depending on how far and over what terrain you are running?
Question about Wordpress plugins and hooks. [more inside]
So for work I have to login to a DoD website and fill out this form, and to complete my task I'm going to have to fill out this form several thousand times. But, here's the deal - the data I am entering in all of the fields are indentical for each form except for one field. [more inside]
Options for electronic data collection with a few complexities? [more inside]
What are the current best options for providing a front end for users to search and enter data to a SQL database? [more inside]
Is there an adobe app available that will allow for data input on a pdf form on an iPad? [more inside]
What do we absolutely need? [more inside]
How can I use jQuery to show and hide DIVs based on checkboxes in a submitted form from a different page? [more inside]
Help me not to offend everyone in the whole world! [more inside]
I need free software (or something) that will help me create a printed client intake questionnaire. [more inside]
2009 online PDF tax forms for the State of Minnesota only let you print, not save, once you have filled them in. Is there a work around so I can retain an electronic record of my taxes? [more inside]
I need to create a form in Access 2007 that can look up a record by customer ID number for data entry. This is an often repeated task so I need the form to stay open. [more inside]
Ok so I built a PHP order form that serves a dual purpose, it can be submitted electronically and then printed out and mailed it with the actual payment. Problem is the item name isnt showing up, even though everything else is. Look here for code,http://www.scribd.com/doc/25537386 Any ideas would help, I'm stuck..
Is there a free solution to using a personalized online form to collect data? [more inside]
Anybody have opinions on abstraction vs. commuting patchs (git, mercurial, darcs) for handling short form letters in latex? [more inside]
MSAccessFilter: How do I create a printable report in MS access, with a click-through interface to choose my data?
MSAccessFilter: How do I create a printable report in MS access, with a click-through interface to choose my data? [more inside]
Help me learn to code a form that passes multiple fields across several pages and ultimately emails me the results. [more inside]
Innovative Books: I am looking to compile a list of the most innovative uses of the book format. Books that break the mould in their layout and design, perhaps books that use online systems to extend their content value or push their form into new places. I am most interested in narrative and theory, but any book that is interesting (artist books etc.) would be really appreciated. [more inside]
Auto-generated numbers using Open Office base. Can it pick up where I left off? [more inside]
Is there an web app via which people can recommend things (movies, music, books, etc.) to me? [more inside]
How do I create a "fill in form" on Adobe with text boxes and check boxes? [more inside]
We live in the state of Alabama. My son is 18 and a full time college student. He is starting a part time job to help with school. He will be making minimum wage and will work 20 or so hours per week. We are filling out his paperwork and came across the "Alabama Dept. of Revenue Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate" http://www.ador.state.al.us/Withholding/FA4(01_07).pdf Would this apply to my son or do we leave it blank?
I have two questions about setting up MS Access forms: 1) Currently, I have a form to enter the volunteer id, shift start time and shift stop time, but the client doesn't want to have to look up the id in a report. Is there a way to create a selection list from the volunteer's names? What other options are there? 2) On the "add/edit a volunteer" form, I'd like to be able to choose tasks from a selection list. The tasks table has id and name. The "tasks of volunteers" join table has volunteer id and task id. How do I set this up? I can't seem to get the right combination of configurations. [more inside]
How can I create an online HTML form poll, preferably for free, wherein the list of multiple choices can grow when users decide to add to the list of choices? [more inside]