How can I create a form from a WORD document

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    Stephen Mika 
    Asked on January 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I have a 40 page (A4 size) 'sitepad' in WORD which is used in the surveying industry. Currently the sitepad is printed in hard copy and used with a clip board on site and completed by ringing around various options and by freehand writing notes on the page (in green on attached file). 

    I would like replicate the document as a standard form which would be held on a client's tablet (full tablet with Windows OS). The user would recall the form, save it under another name and then complete the form on screen and then save the form as a pdf for Emailing to others.

    Can your form creating software do the following -

    1 Create a form from the WORD document

    2 Turn the option letters into interactive elements

    3 Create an interactive button which mimics the ringing of the option letters or at least allows completing a check box or similar whilst retaining visually the option letter.

    4 Allow for freehand input for writing on input areas and also sketching on the page.


    Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.


    Steve Mika

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    Answered on January 28, 2014 at 01:22 PM


    1) Since it is a plain text Word Document, that will not be possible. You might want to look in our form templates for tamplates or create your own one, since it is very easy, just a matter of dragging and dropping the elements. 

    2) Yes, you can turn the option letter into interactive elements, you can even show or hide fields based on their choices.

    3) I am not quite sure about this, could please open a new thread and explain with more details.

    4) On regards of drawing you could add a the E-Signature or Smooth Signature widgets into your form.

    Just type "Signature" under Widgets.

    This is how it looks :

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