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Old 06-04-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
wezzie
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Hi everyone

I've just received a huge application form and wondered if we (Linux users) have any software that will allow me to scan to screen-word process answers in-then print page. If we have, I'd be eternally grateful for its name!

Many thanks

Paul

There's probably a name for the kind of operation I'm describing but I don't know what that is either!

Last edited by wezzie; 06-04-2008 at 07:55 AM.
 
Old 06-04-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by wezzie View Post
Hi everyone

I've just received a huge application form and wondered if we (Linux users) have any software that will allow me to scan to screen-word process answers in-then print page. If we have, I'd be eternally grateful for its name!

Many thanks

Paul

There's probably a name for the kind of operation I'm describing but I don't know what that is either!
Is the "application form" a document?
Do you want to scan the document to an image and view that on-screen?
Then add your response in typed letters over the image?

If I understand correctly;

1) Scan the image as a file
2) Use OpenOffice to create a PDF
3) Use a PDF editing application to retype the text over the image
4) Reprint the document.

OR

1) Scan the image as a file
2) Put it in OpenOffice as a "background image" (send to back)
3) Create a table over the scanned image
4) Type the values that you require
5) Reprint the document

Here is something that you might find useful too

Last edited by Zabzoo; 06-04-2008 at 08:24 AM. Reason: Added link to guide.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 08:58 AM   #3
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Hi Zabzoo

Many thanks for the link, flpsed is just what I was looking for! I downloaded and installed it direct using synaptic package manager ( I'm using Ubuntu 8.04). It's not the fastest way to fill in a form but compared to my handwriting it's certainly the most legible!

Thanks again

Paul
 
Old 06-05-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
Zabzoo
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Hi Zabzoo

Many thanks for the link, flpsed is just what I was looking for! I downloaded and installed it direct using synaptic package manager ( I'm using Ubuntu 8.04). It's not the fastest way to fill in a form but compared to my handwriting it's certainly the most legible!

Thanks again

Paul
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