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my wife does home health for several different companies, she's looking to eliminate some or all of her hand written paperwork, there's several different forms she has to fill out and have signed by patients then send to the home office. Is there a way she can copy/scan these forms to use as a template then fill them out as needed then fax/email to the office. also need advice on what type computer/laptop will best serve her needs. Thanks, I'm computer stupid and unable to help her much.
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You could probably get those forms in a .pdf format that would work great.

As far as laptops, I can't stand my Dell and have had nothing but problems with is, AS SOON AS THE 1 YEAR WARRANTY WAS UP!
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Look into PDF or OCR.

My vote is OCR.
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i'm still lost guys, me no speak computer lingo. but thanks for the reply's
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PDF is way more common around the sites I visit, But the I'm Computer Illiterate anyway........
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My Dell laptop still going strong since '03 and I bought refuirbished (Dell oulet). I got a more powerful computer for a lot less money.

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.pdf is the most common for file types your wife would be using. .pdf would also be more likely to be opened by receivers that she would be sending these forms too.

As for laptops, stay away from dell, hp, and compaq. They are good for a school kid but, they have there problems as they are mass produced.

I prefer custom built computers. I suggest you go to a local computer store. Don't go to a big store like best buy. A computer specialty store can build your wife a lap top to fit her needs. You may even save money by having a computer being built specialy for her. Also down the road if she wants a new computer you just take the one she has back to the store for updating. This will also save you money in the long run.

I just updated my home computer for 150 dollars. That included new mother board and processor. Now yes lap top parts are a bit more expensive. But in the long run a custom built computer will be better. Also if you have any problems with it. You can take it back to the place that built it and have it repaired. Instead of sending it in for repairs. Which may take a long period of time with lack of communication from the company and yourself.
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You could just use a USB tablet and have documents with an embeded signature capture object.
Wacom - Bamboo USB Tablet with Cordless Pen - Black - MTE450
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