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How to fill out forms with the Form Pilot form-filler

 

  1. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I experience problems while trying to close Form Pilot.

    Please check if the scan dialog was closed after scanning was complete. If not, please close it and then exit Form Pilot

  2. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I have several forms to scan. After I scanned the first form, the "Acquire" command is disabled.

    It happened because the scan dialog was not closed after you scanned the first form. To scan a new form, just switch to the scan dialog and click the "Scan" button. After scanning forms please close the scan dialog.

  3. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    After scanning a form, I get a message that the image has no resolution.

    Please make sure that the resolution in your scanner driver is not zero or enter image resolution value manually in the opened dialog.

  4. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    After opening an image file, I get a message that the image has no resolution.

    Please make sure that you did not save the image in the Bitmap OS2 format or enter image resolution value manually in the opened dialog.

  5. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    When trying to open an existing Form Pilot document, I get an error message that says the program canít open the document.

    Probably, this document was created with an older version of Form Pilot (lower than v.1.50). Please make sure that your document (.fdc) and the form image it uses are in the same folder.

  6. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    My document is of great importance and I only have one copy of the paper form to fill out. How to make sure that the text I have entered will be printed exactly in the right places?

  7. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    The text printed on the paper is not in the right places as one sees it on the screen.

    To solve this problem:

    • Use the "Move the image" tools
      Or:
    • When you choose the "Print" command, the "Print options" dialog box comes up:

      Here you can specify the output offset. This offset can be both positive and negative. Use this offset to get your text and other objects printed in the right place.

  8. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    My image is displayed only partially.

    • Access your printer settings and make sure that page orientation layout (portrait/landscape) is correct.
    • Make sure that the size of the form you scanned does not exceed the size of the paper format currently selected for your printer.
    • You probably set up the wrong resolution settings for your image that is less than the resolution you used while scanning your form.
  9. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    The form is being printed with a wrong color.

    • Try changing your scanner/printer settings.
      Or:
    • After you select the "Print" command, please make sure that the "Print as image" setting is activated in the "Print options" dialog:

  10. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How to correctly scan a form and set it up to appear in Form Pilot for later use?

  11. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How do I use printer fonts to speed up text printing?

    Choose the "Print Setup" command from the File menu and select a printer that can use built-in fonts. Set one of the supported printer fonts (they are displayed with icon) for every text field and then print on the pre-printed form.

    Note: This method is only applicable to printing text data on a preprinted form. It is not possible to use it for printing the form itself.

  12. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How do I save the form with text as an image?

    1) Fill out your form in the program.
    2) Select the File | Export menu command and save your document in any graphic file format supported by the program.

  13. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How do I put an image (or a part of it) on the Shelf?

    1) Scan the image.
    2) Crop a part of the image that you want to put on a shelf (use the button on the "Image Tools" panel), press the "Do" arrow: .
    3) Save the picture ( Image | Save image as... )
    4) Insert the picture into your document ( Edit | Insert Picture...)
    5) Click on the picture to make it active and put it on the shelf (Edit | Put on the Shelf).

  14. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I have a scanned file of my signature which I have placed on the shelf. I have inserted it into a document, but I can't scale it using the handles...

    Please activate any tool on the "Drawing Tools" toolbar. Then you can "stretch" the signature with the mouse.

  15. [ Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I want to save my document as PDF

    Open your document, go to the File menu and select the "Save as PDF..." command.

  16. [ Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How do I change PDF generation options?

    Click menu Options and switch to the PDF tab

  17. [ Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How to change PDF security options?

    Click File | Properties... and switch to the PDF Security tab. Here you can change user password, owner password, protection key length (40-bit or 128=bit) and other security options. Selected options will apply only to the current document.

  18. [ Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How to repeatedly fill out the same form?

  19. [ Form Pilot Office ]

    Is it possible to export and import data into Form Pilot?

  20. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How to reduce the size of the filled form before sending it by email if the sender and the recipient have the same form on their PC?

    1) Delete the main (form) image from the filled out document (Image | Delete image)
    2) Save your file (with the text only) (File | Save As...)
    3) Send this file to a recipient. He/she will be able to save it to his/her computer, open (File | Open...) and load the same form image (Image | Load Image...)

  21. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I installed the program, but unable to utilize virtual printer.

  22. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How get the program work under a restricted user?

    To get the program work under a restricted user, Administrator should set up the following:

    • "List folder contents" and "Read" rights for "WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\spool\PRINTERS" folder.
    • "List folder contents", "Read", "Write", "Modfy" rights for the system temp directory (default "WINDOWS\TEMP").
    • "Print", "Manage Printers" and "Manage Documents" rights for the printer.
    • "Read", "Write", "Modfy" rights for the "WINDOWS\WIN.INI" file.
  23. [ Form Pilot Office, PDF Maker Pilot ]

    How to make Form Pilot Office work under TS?

    For installation of Form Pilot Office on a terminal server, you should purchase the appropriate license entitling use on a terminal server.

    Form Pilot Office for Terminal Server must be installed using "Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs" otherwise virtual printer won't function properly under TS.

  24. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    Is there a possibility of a tab index or controlling the way that a user can tab throught the text fields and checkboxes of the document?

    You can change the tab index using the and tools on the Object Style toolbar. To set a new tab order:

    1) Activate tab order setup mode by clicking on the button.
    2) Click on the field where you are going to change tab order.
    3) Set new order number in the window for this field and press Enter.
    4) Repeat operations 2 and 3 for every field you would like to change tab order.
    5) To deactivate tab order setup mode, just select any tool on the Drawing Tools bar, for example, .

  25. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    The performance is slow. What should I do?

    1) This may be caused by the virtual printer that Form Pilot program use. Lower the resolution in the Form Pilot Office printer settings window, this will reduce the size of the printed document.

    This problem can also occur if the main image of the document is too large.

    2) You may want to adjust the scanner (lower color depth and/or resolution).

    3) If the document already exists, you may want to save it with lower color depth then re-load the copy you've just saved using Image | Save Image As... and Image | Load Image... commands. Don't forget to create a backup copy of the document.

  26. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How do I identify font that was used in the scanned document and its size?

  27. [ Form Pilot Office ]

    I opened a PDF document in IE6.0 browser. When I closed the window with this PDF document, all IE windows got closed and my PC froze. What should I do?

    In Adobe Reader, turn off option Edit | Preferences | Internet | Display PDF in browser. Then Re-start IE.
  28. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I have a scanner and a printer combined in one device. When I scan a form, it looks grey, and when I print it, it is black.

    First option: try adjusting settings for scanner and printer.
    Second option: after you scanned the form, use the "White reference correction" option.
  29. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I have a graphics file that is not supported by the program. How can I open it?

    Use any image editor to convert it to a format that is supported by the program. In case you have Form Pilot Office, you can use Form Pilot Office virtual printer (print this file from any other program "with" Form Pilot Office printer; it will appear in Form Pilot Office).
  30. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    While trying to print a Legal formated .pdf document with virtual printer, a portion of it is trimmed out.

    Make sure the Legal format is chosen in virtual printer settings as well as in those of your current printer.
  31. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    I have a rectangle that completely covers the text filed, i.e. is over it. How do I put the text field on top of the rectangle to make the text field available for editing?

  32. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How do I use background texture to hide a piece I don't need?

    Choose the "Copy Region" button in the "Image Tools" panel. Select a region of background you will use to cover the unwanted piece.
    Click and drag the selected region to a desired place.
  33. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    First two attempts, the program worked fine for several forms. Then it appeared to be stuck in the same place. As I typed, the letters piled on the same spot.

    Make sure that the "Character Pitch" button on the "Object Style" toolbar is disabled. This problem may occur when this button is active and character spacing value is 0.
  34. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How to change color for all text fields?

    1. Choose menu Edit | Select All to select all text fields.
    2. On the "Object Style" toolbar, select an appropriate color for your text ("Font and line color" tool).

  35. [ Form Pilot Office ]

    How to create forms to be filled out by my customers?

  36. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    How to find and install an additional spell check dictionary?

  37. [ Form Pilot Home, Form Pilot Pro, Form Pilot Office ]

    The original paper form has a white background. However, due to pure scanning quality, the scanned image has a gray background and/or the text is not clear (not black enough). How do I fix it?

 

 

How to choose the appropriate form-filling software

  1. All I want is to scan my form, fill it out on my computer and print out either only the text or the text and form together.

  2. Our work involves filling out the same paper forms with different data. We need to archive all data from the forms in electronic PDF format. What program should we choose?

  3. I want to compile my forms into one multipage document. Which of your programs allow me to do that?

  4. I have a lot of PDF documents that I need to fill out, but I can not save the forms for further use in Adobe Reader. It's very irritating!

  5. We need to create PDF forms that can be filled out by our customers online and then printed out. What program should I use?

  6. I want to send my customer a PDF form to fill out and send back to me by e-mail.

  7. I want to have the ability to insert data from forms filled out by my clients into my database.

  8. I have a multipage form and I have to type the same text repeatedly on different pages. I want to insert the data just once and have it appear on all of the pages.

 

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