Adobe Designer step by step: Create a simple timesheet, Part I

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Firms ranging from accountancy practices to recruitment agencies and engineering offices use timesheets. Many of these remain paper-based, or are stored electronically as Excel spreadsheets.

Wouldn't it be great if you could turn these documents into a paperless, online data collection mechanism? As we have already mentioned in the PDF and Acrobat Zone, this is one of the strengths of Adobe Designer.

"Accountants will automatically reach for Excel to create forms, where other people might reach for Microsoft Word or a DTP application," says Adobe Acrobat trainer Ian Campbell of IPPS. "But even if you want to create a form that is just going to be filled in on paper, I would contend that Adobe Designer Forms is easier to use, because it uses drag and drop objects.

"Once you understand how to m...

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01st Aug 2006 13:09

sounds like a lot of fun
but for little tangible benefit, and a licence is going to cost me $450.

what about getting the data out of the timesheet at the other end of the process?

how about if I want to validate entries against standard lists?

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