Robert Haar (rhaar@RUST.NET)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 19:41:48 -0500
> From: Steven G. Tyler <sgtyler@EROLS.COM>
> Subject: Re: Forms
> Don, Liz & Matt wrote:
> > Wouldn't it be nice if there was a web site where we could go to
> > download forms. Class 1,2,3 medical, Tour Permits, Etc.
> > Donald Scruggs
> Not a bad idea, Don. I have a scanner and the Troop has a Web site
> (http://members.aol.com/troop339/), and I'd be happy to scan and post a
> reasonable number of non-copyrighted forms. What does everyone think?
If you scan them, can you convert them into a *real* electronic form (such
as MS Word) that would allow data entry on a computer? I realize that
a going to be some people who are not happy with any particular format, but
you could satisfy 85 to 90 % of us with Word or Wordperfect.
It seems to me that there are two reasons why someone might want an
copy of a form. One is that you don't have a form and you cant get to the
offices to get one. In that case, a high quality scanned image would be
fine. The other
reason (and the reason I have used this approach) is that you can either
or cut-and-paste data. For example, if you keep a data file with
information on all the
parents vehicles and drivers license numbers, it is pretty easy to file out
that part of
a the tour permit by copying the data. And then you don't have to call five
parents asking for their drivers license number every campout.
Before using a form like this, I would check if your council would accept
take local tour permits by FAX, but they still want original signatures on
the piece of
paper that goes into the FAX machine (as if they could tell).
Robert Haar email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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