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    • Lockie21
    • By Lockie21 7th Jan 18, 2:26 PM
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    Help with Form in Windows 10 - Urgent
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    • 7th Jan 18, 2:26 PM
    Help with Form in Windows 10 - Urgent 7th Jan 18 at 2:26 PM
    I have received an email with an application form attached. I've saved the form. Now I want to open the form and complete it online and then print it off. I can open the form but cannot insert my details. Anyone know if this is possible. I used to be able to do this on my old laptop running Windows 7.

    Would really appreciate any help - my handwriting isn't good if I have to print off the form to complete it.
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    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 7th Jan 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 3:30 PM
    Have you tried saving it before trying to enter text?
    • gallifreyangirl
    • By gallifreyangirl 7th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
    What format is the form in? Pdf,word etc. Do you have software to edit these installed? Microsoft Office, Open office, acorbat writer etc.
    • Lockie21
    • By Lockie21 7th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
    Yes I have saved the document and it lets me open it but I can't seem to type the answers into the form. I have the full Office 365 package.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 7th Jan 18, 4:57 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:57 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 4:57 PM
    Is there an edit form option?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • lotteryman
    • By lotteryman 7th Jan 18, 5:34 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 5:34 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 5:34 PM
    as elsian (above) said - often downloaded forms restrict editing when they are downloaded and save. When you open it (in Word I presume) there is usually a banner at the top saying that document editing is disabled with a button to enable editing.
    If this doesn't depending how technically mined you are you can remove any protection - have a look at
    http://www.euclidnet.com/how-to-remove-password-editing-restrictions-on-ms-word-and-excel-files/
    • Lockie21
    • By Lockie21 7th Jan 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 6:27 PM
    Thanks for your help. A friend said it was probably a PDF file and I would have to convert it to word to enable editing so I am currently trying that. What a performance!
    • J B
    • By J B 7th Jan 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 6:37 PM
    Thanks for your help. A friend said it was probably a PDF file and I would have to convert it to word to enable editing so I am currently trying that. What a performance!
    Originally posted by Lockie21
    I use FoxIt for all my pdf stuff
    There's a simple way of inserting text into any pdf

    Free download here ...

    https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/
    • cookie365
    • By cookie365 7th Jan 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 9:12 PM
    Someone has sent an application form as a pdf in an email that they expect you to fill in electronically?

    If it's a job application then prepare to be working with idiots if you're successful
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 7th Jan 18, 9:29 PM
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    Someone has sent an application form as a pdf in an email that they expect you to fill in electronically?

    If it's a job application then prepare to be working with idiots if you're successful
    Originally posted by cookie365
    Or, more likely, they sent a PDF form to print out and fill in by hand. It is not unknown that companies want handwritten applications
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 8th Jan 18, 10:05 AM
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    Or, more likely, they sent a PDF form to print out and fill in by hand. It is not unknown that companies want handwritten applications
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    Exactly, if it's not editable then do it the old fashioned way.
    • lotteryman
    • By lotteryman 8th Jan 18, 11:59 AM
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    You can send it to pdftoword.com and it will convert it to word format.
    I've used it a few times and it does a pretty good job and maintains most of the formatting
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