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Embed JPEG Application form into Word Template

Posted on 2011-03-22
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Hi

I have an application form which is in PDF format. Ive created a JPEG version of the file and would like to embed it into a word document as a background. I would then want to insert text over the top of the application form, can this be done?

thanks
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by:Paul Sauvé
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It seems to me that you can insert the jpg file in the Header. Adjust the placement of the image, then close the header.
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by:GrahamSkan
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It might help if you use the Format/Background option. That is a sort of Wizard which uses a picture in the header.

However, be aware that is might be difficult to ensure that that any text lines up with the background.
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by:MeLindaJohnson
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How about setting it as a watermark?
Insert the picture into the document.
Click on picture.
Click on Page Layout-> Watermark->Save Selection to Watermark Gallery
Give it a name and click ok.
Delete image from document.
Click on Page Layout-> Watermark->Choose picture for watermark.
This works in Word 2007.
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by:daiwhyte
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Ok, Ive got the picture inserted as a background. Im now trying to insert text boxes on top of the artwork but when I try to move the text box into position - I cant get the box to sit where I want it, its either too high or too low.

How can I move the txt box by small amounts?
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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Choose the 'Draw' dropdown arrow on the 'Drawing' toolbar. Select 'Grid' from the pop-up, and remove the tick from the 'Snap objects to grid' checkbox.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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If you are using carriage returns, adjust the space between the lines (Format Paragraph -> Spacing).
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