Method and apparatus for creating and filing forms

  • US 8,984,393 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2007
  • Issued: 03/17/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, on a digital computer having a memory and a processor for executing a program, for designing, creating, and importing data into a form viewable by a user of a data processing system, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) executing the program to convert a paper form into a form file, the form file comprising a model of the paper form, establishing calculations and rule conditions required to fill in the form, and comprising a data field for receiving data;

    (b) importing data exported from an end user application into a data file and populating the data field in the form file with the imported data;

    (c) performing the calculations on the imported data in the data field;

    (d) allowing the user on the digital computer to review and change the imported data; and

    (e) outputting the viewable form.

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