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Design a form with the table feature

When a printed paper form best suits your purposes, The Print Shop can help you design your form.  Additionally, it can be saved as a PDF and sent by email.  In this demonstration, I'll show you how to use the Table feature to create a simple invoice form.

Open a new blank project.  Add a table by clicking the Table icon.

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Make a quick selection by moving your cursor to a position in the Select Table Size grid.  Here I've selected my table to be 4 columns and 5 rows.  Don't worry, columns and rows can be added or deleted as needed.

A table appears on your project.  Notice the Tables tab opens, showing you the table options.

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Resize and position the table.

Insert more rows and columns, or delete the extras.

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Hover the cursor over a vertical line until the double-headed cursor appears.  Drag the vertical lines left or right, to customize the width of the columns.

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Hover over the corner node until a double-headed cursor appears, then drag up or down to resize all the row heights equally.  (You can make individual rows taller or shorter by hovering over a horizontal line until a double-headed cursor appears, then dragging the cursor up or down.)

See the Cell Size section for more ways to change cell size.

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Double-click inside a cell and type inside it.  The options in the Table toolbar, let you format the text, as well as the cell fill, and the grid lines.

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Your form can have more than one table:

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Add your logo and text boxes and even a background. Save your invoice template.  It is ready for you to enter data into the tables.

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(If you require an online form solution, check out the free Google Forms which can link your form results to a Google Sheets spreadsheet for analysis.  Encore also sells FormTool, for designing e-forms with FormTool Filler/Data Manager.)

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