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Using tablet PC in place of pen and paper

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Hi Experts

I'm looking for advice on tablet pc's.

I work for a camping site, in the past when we check guests into the site we have them fill out some paper work (disclaimers, details of party etc) which can be time consuming. We have recently introduced new booking software (online software) which i'm hoping might allow us to use tablet pc's for our check in process. What i'd like to know is whether or not its possible to use a tablet pc to conduct the necessary paper work?

Any advice is welcome.

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Compared with paper forms, web forms--once built--are faster to distribute, and you don't have to wait to get a batch printed.

Web forms make data easier to sort. Responses are gathered digitally, so you don't have to transcribe handwritten notes into the computer.

Convenience and Cost

If you have already booking software is great but that could be done using simple google docs forms...

You can see some examples here:

https://drive.google.com/templates?q=camping&type=forms&sort=hottest&view=public
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Hi TvMpt

thanks for that, in regards to using the tablets, are there any that would allow us to get our guests to sign the documents as they would with a pen and paper? would that work with google docs?

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Yes it will work but i have to use some external library to do that. Somehting like http://willowsystems.github.io/jSignature/#/demo/
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wow, thats awesome, i'll have to create a google doc to test that and see if it works. I suppose that will work with any tablet?
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Yes it will. You just need a browser :D
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i'll get to work on building a test document tonight and let you know how it goes tomorrow.
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