Creating a fillable form and only printing the data entered

I have a document that one of my users manually types (yes, using a typewriter) to enter all data.  The information must be entered into preprinted forms, so what I'd like to do is create some sort of fillabe form and then just print that information on top of the preprinted paper.
emauchAsked:
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
In Word, you can use a picture of the form as a background image, and position textboxes (shapes) over the fillable areas.
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emauchAuthor Commented:
So I could scan in the document as a tiff image, insert it into Word as a background image and then enter my data, and only print the entered data?
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
If you have access to Adobe Acrobat, you can convert your scan to a PDF form, fill that in, and then print only the form fields. This is an option on the print dialog. Unfortunately, the free Reader does not do that, so you need Adobe Acrobat.
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
To comment 35283305

If there is nothing else on the document and the textbox borders are set to none and the option to print background images is not set, then Yes.
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emauchAuthor Commented:
Is there an easy way to move the watermark up and to the left?  This is a non-standard size piece of paper.
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
For Acrobat it does not matter if it's non-standard. When you convert the scanned form to a PDF file, it will automatically size the page(s) to the size of the scanned image(s).
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
In Word, you would can set the template paper size to suit your requirement
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emauchAuthor Commented:
I don't beleive the Word Option will work for me.  In Adobe Acrobat, do I just create a blank form?
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Karl Heinz KremerCommented:
Do you have a scanned image of the paper form? If so, load that into Acrobat and then add the form fields. Which version of Acrobat are you using?
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