how do I add writing to a word doc ?



Toffee
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.

Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to my home
PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling it in
each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a case
that it can't be done?

Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?

Please be gentle with your replies,
--
Sticky business computing ???

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Without seeing that file, it's difficult to answer.

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4953E46F-BFBD-435F-B5F4-7CC050870C90@microsoft.com...
>I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.
>
> Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to my
> home
> PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling it in
> each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a case
> that it can't be done?
>
> Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?
>
> Please be gentle with your replies,
> --
> Sticky business computing ???

JR
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Just because you saved it as a "Word" file, does NOT make it a word file.
It may very well be a jpg that you have to print out and fill in manually.
A disgrace in our "paperless" society. <wink>
John


"Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4953E46F-BFBD-435F-B5F4-7CC050870C90@microsoft.com...
>I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.
>
> Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to my
> home
> PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling it in
> each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a case
> that it can't be done?
>
> Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?
>
> Please be gentle with your replies,
> --
> Sticky business computing ???

Toffee
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Thanks JR

Of course it's a jpg, why didn't I think of that. Oh well, suppose I'll just
have to suffer writers cramp for a while longer. :)
--
Sticky business computing ???


"JR" wrote:

> Just because you saved it as a "Word" file, does NOT make it a word file.
> It may very well be a jpg that you have to print out and fill in manually.
> A disgrace in our "paperless" society. <wink>
> John
>
>
> "Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4953E46F-BFBD-435F-B5F4-7CC050870C90@microsoft.com...
> >I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.
> >
> > Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to my
> > home
> > PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling it in
> > each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a case
> > that it can't be done?
> >
> > Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?
> >
> > Please be gentle with your replies,
> > --
> > Sticky business computing ???
>
>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
If it's a JPEG, you can use Insert | Picture | From File to insert it in a
Word document. Then set the wrapping to Behind Text and add text boxes where
you need to type. Much easier to fill out by hand or typewriter, though.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks JR
>
> Of course it's a jpg, why didn't I think of that. Oh well, suppose I'll
just
> have to suffer writers cramp for a while longer. :)
> --
> Sticky business computing ???
>
>
> "JR" wrote:
>
> > Just because you saved it as a "Word" file, does NOT make it a word
file.
> > It may very well be a jpg that you have to print out and fill in
manually.
> > A disgrace in our "paperless" society. <wink>
> > John
> >
> >
> > "Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4953E46F-BFBD-435F-B5F4-7CC050870C90@microsoft.com...
> > >I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.
> > >
> > > Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to
my
> > > home
> > > PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling
it in
> > > each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a
case
> > > that it can't be done?
> > >
> > > Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?
> > >
> > > Please be gentle with your replies,
> > > --
> > > Sticky business computing ???
> >
> >
> >

rderize
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
I can think of 2 other work-arounds for this : 1) Create your own "Word
document" (i.e., a duplicate) of the document that was emailed to you, in
Word, then save it so that you can use it either as a template or as a copy
of the original.
2) Open the jpg document in a drawing program (i.e., CorelDRAW) and then use
the text feature to insert your text in the appropriate places. The
downside; you will then be printing a "picture" which will take some time.
(I'm not sure it's worth the effort, though).

"Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C819CCD7-B066-4F54-8C38-DC2EBC198AF4@microsoft.com...
> Thanks JR
>
> Of course it's a jpg, why didn't I think of that. Oh well, suppose I'll
just
> have to suffer writers cramp for a while longer. :)
> --
> Sticky business computing ???
>
>
> "JR" wrote:
>
> > Just because you saved it as a "Word" file, does NOT make it a word
file.
> > It may very well be a jpg that you have to print out and fill in
manually.
> > A disgrace in our "paperless" society. <wink>
> > John
> >
> >
> > "Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4953E46F-BFBD-435F-B5F4-7CC050870C90@microsoft.com...
> > >I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.
> > >
> > > Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to
my
> > > home
> > > PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling
it in
> > > each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a
case
> > > that it can't be done?
> > >
> > > Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?
> > >
> > > Please be gentle with your replies,
> > > --
> > > Sticky business computing ???
> >
> >
> >

Toffee
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Thanks Guys

My handwriting is not the best and I wanted to send a NEAT copy to the
office . To use the solutions you've given to my question would probally take
twice as long as useing a pen. I must agree with you all, it's not realy
worth the effort, is it?

You have given me 'food for thought' though, and I intend to fully explore
the training/assistance pages.

Thanks again......
--
Sticky business computing ???


"rderize" wrote:

> I can think of 2 other work-arounds for this : 1) Create your own "Word
> document" (i.e., a duplicate) of the document that was emailed to you, in
> Word, then save it so that you can use it either as a template or as a copy
> of the original.
> 2) Open the jpg document in a drawing program (i.e., CorelDRAW) and then use
> the text feature to insert your text in the appropriate places. The
> downside; you will then be printing a "picture" which will take some time.
> (I'm not sure it's worth the effort, though).
>
> "Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C819CCD7-B066-4F54-8C38-DC2EBC198AF4@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks JR
> >
> > Of course it's a jpg, why didn't I think of that. Oh well, suppose I'll
> just
> > have to suffer writers cramp for a while longer. :)
> > --
> > Sticky business computing ???
> >
> >
> > "JR" wrote:
> >
> > > Just because you saved it as a "Word" file, does NOT make it a word
> file.
> > > It may very well be a jpg that you have to print out and fill in
> manually.
> > > A disgrace in our "paperless" society. <wink>
> > > John
> > >
> > >
> > > "Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:4953E46F-BFBD-435F-B5F4-7CC050870C90@microsoft.com...
> > > >I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.
> > > >
> > > > Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to
> my
> > > > home
> > > > PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling
> it in
> > > > each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a
> case
> > > > that it can't be done?
> > > >
> > > > Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?
> > > >
> > > > Please be gentle with your replies,
> > > > --
> > > > Sticky business computing ???
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>

TF
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Or, you could create a proper Form in Word (VERY simple) and show the
luddites at work how it should really be done!

For some help with Forms, see the following:

Please Fill Out This Form
Part 1: Create professional looking forms in Word
http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=22

Part 2: Adding Automation to your Word forms.
http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=46

Part 3: Learn more VBA (macros) to automate your forms.
http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=119

Part 4: Use custom dialog boxes in your Word forms
http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=127

Part 5: Connect your AutoForm to a database to save input time and keep
better records!
http://www.computorcompanion.com/LPMArticle.asp?ID=136



Use macrobuttons or (more likely with a contract) online forms. See
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/fields.htm#MacroButton and
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/UsingMacroButton.htm for more
about macrobutton fields. For more about online forms, follow the links at
http://addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms or
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/FillinTheBlanks.htm especially Dian
Chapman's series of articles.


--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/


"Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C819CCD7-B066-4F54-8C38-DC2EBC198AF4@microsoft.com...
: Thanks JR
:
: Of course it's a jpg, why didn't I think of that. Oh well, suppose I'll
just
: have to suffer writers cramp for a while longer. :)
: --
: Sticky business computing ???
:
:
: "JR" wrote:
:
: > Just because you saved it as a "Word" file, does NOT make it a word
file.
: > It may very well be a jpg that you have to print out and fill in
manually.
: > A disgrace in our "paperless" society. <wink>
: > John
: >
: >
: > "Toffee" <Toffee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: > news:4953E46F-BFBD-435F-B5F4-7CC050870C90@microsoft.com...
: > >I am a complete novice to Word so please bear with me on this question.
: > >
: > > Each month I have to fill out an expenses form.This form was sent to
my
: > > home
: > > PC via EMail. I saved it as a word doc with the intention of filling
it in
: > > each month by typing. No such luck, what am I doing wrong? Or is it a
case
: > > that it can't be done?
: > >
: > > Another thicko question - can I convert it to excel?
: > >
: > > Please be gentle with your replies,
: > > --
: > > Sticky business computing ???
: >
: >
: >


how do I add writing to a word doc ?