I have a client that would like for me to create a warranty registration card similar to the attached file. I really like the way the sample card has the customer information fill-in areas set up with the boxes to put one letter at a time in using some sort of ruled boxes with short vertical lines separating them. Does anyone know of an easy way to create this look. I know I could go the long route and draw boxes with rules but there must be an easier way. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
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I would go about it several ways. If you're really lazy, you could just draw a white box on top of a row of boxes (using tables), but that's the sloppy way. Another way would be to do the boxes in Illustrator and use the same technique, but use the white box to divide the lines below. That's the longer way.
The way I would personally do it is to draw the bottom line like on any usual form, create one of those little 'ticks,' then step and repeat them.
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Nothing, (and I repeat quietly) nothing-- beats CorelDraw for complex form layout work. One key alignments, Dynamic guides-- it's very speedy.
As for that style of entry, another thing that works is a string of underscores, interspaced with '|' (pipes). Like this (sorta):
Adjust the kerning afterwards to close the gaps. Use a bold font, and make the ends 'normal' (not bold). Then increase their size a couple of steps til the stroke weights match. Then rekern the ends and raise them a bit. Once you have this setup, you can just cut and paste it as text and easily add new middle parts.
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I never even thought of that! Good idea Broacher!
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Nice Tip Broacher. I use underscores for almost all of my form lines. It is so much easier to adjust leading & line spacing later on - Especially if something is being added to the form.
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