Since the advent of word processing suites, the venerable
typewriter has served one purpose and one purpose alone: inserting
typewritten text into fields on specialized forms. Fortunately for
you (and unfortunately for typewriter manufacturers), Adobe Acrobat
Standard's Typewriter Tool may finally drive the typewriter into
Used in conjunction with a scanner, Acrobat's Typewriter Tool
(found on versions 7 and above) will enable you to insert
typewritten text onto scanned forms right from your computer.
To use the Typewriter Tool, scan the form you wish to fill out and
save it as a PDF document. Next, open the document in Adobe Acrobat
Standard and go to "tools> typewriter" and select
Place the curser over the document field into which you would like
to insert text and begin typing. Once you have filled in the
desired fields, print your document by pressing the print icon. No
more typewriter ribbon or Wite-Out.