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Old 12-10-05, 08:34 PM
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need Microsoft Word expert

My teacher has given the class a document for use in a project. On it he has a number of funky, self-created, underlines. Some look like this "... ... ... ..." and others look like this " __ ___ __ ___ __ ___"

Now, he has offered extra credit to anyone that is able to type their information onto the form without altering his underline schemes.

Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by achau9598
My teacher has given the class a document for use in a project. On it he has a number of funky, self-created, underlines. Some look like this "... ... ... ..." and others look like this " __ ___ __ ___ __ ___"

Now, he has offered extra credit to anyone that is able to type their information onto the form without altering his underline schemes.

Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.
Interesting. What class is this for?

You could just print it and feed the sucker into a typewriter. Or, you could make it into a PDF form and type on it that way.
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it is an Art class. I considered the PDF route, as I know that would keep the underlines.

update: converting the .doc to .pdf caused a number of the underlines to become one single underline

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Old 12-10-05, 09:23 PM
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If it's a hard copy paper document, you could scan it, then save it as a picture file then open an imaging program that can insert letter characters into it.
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Print it twice

Print it once to get the lines and everything right
then create a new doc with just words where you want them and send the page yuio printed with the lines only back through the printer

it may take you 3 or 4 hits to get it lined up, but it will work
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save it as a pic (a simply screen shot with the print screen button would work) and then insert the text in an image editor
or do you have to turn it in as a doc file too?
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I take it you have to do it in Word?

You could use a text box with the following attributes:
Layout = In Front of Text
Fill = 100% Transparency
Line = No Line

Then you can move the box anywhere you'd like.
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Okay, I uploaded an example of the text box here. If you'd like, you can even copy the text box from this file, then go to your file and paste it. Then you can move the text box around. For precision movements, use contro+arrows.

http://www.coldpumpkin.com/upload/textbox.doc

Enjoy.
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what is the purpose of this project?
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Is he asking cuz he can't figure it out, or is he asking cuz he's testing the class? And I'm assuming he gave you the file of the document, not the printout, right?

Depending on what the extra credit assignment requirements are, any of the above suggestions could work. But if it has to be typed in on a computer over the lines, only Namja's suggestion would work. If the teacher is looking for a more elegant solution, you might want to suggest using the "Forms Field".

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LaTeX

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Old 12-11-05, 06:08 AM
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ChiTown: the class had to visit a museum and this form has to be completed for 4 different pieces that we choose.

hahn: he is asking becuase he is testing us. Anyone who is able to do it will receive extra credit.

thanks everyone for their suggestions .. I'm off to try them now

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