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How to Make a "Template/Metafile"...SOMETHING??

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Dan Mc, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. Dan Mc

    Dan Mc Thread Starter

    Nov 8, 1999
    Here's what I need to do:

    1. Scan a floor plan (8x 11 paper)
    2. Save that scan to some kind of file that will allow me to type on it (make notes or identify objects)

    I tried using MS Paint and MS Photo Ed, but when I insert the original scan in Word and try to type in it, I can't.

    What program (in MS Office) should I use and what kind of file should I save the scan as to allow me to be able to type on it, similar to filling out a form?
  2. Gram123


    Mar 15, 2001
    You could do it in MS Word.
    Open a new blank document, go to Insert, Picture, From file.
    Locate your scanned picture and insert it.
    Then to type on it, use Text Box (or one of the Callouts on the AutoShapes menu) on the Drawing toolbar. By default this puts a black box around your text, but this can be removed by going to Line Colour, and choosing "No Line". Text boxes can be dragged around the page like any other drawn object.

    You can then change the font, font size and colour etc etc as you would with normal text.
    If you need to move a text box a tiny bit to get it right, turn "Snap to Grid" off under Draw, Grid.

    Should work - I have several files that I drew in Paint and digital photos, and simply sat Text Boxes and Callouts all over the page and it works a treat.


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