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Editable Character Sheets

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For those who don't like writing all over their sheets, I've taken the two basic sheets (the high-res and low-res character sheets) and made them form fillable from within Adobe Reader (the free program for reading PDFs). I looked into doing the Only War squad sheets, but since they were tilted I couldn't align the form elements to them (requires the fields to either go straight across or straight up/down, can't do arbitrary angles). Enjoy.

http://www.daemonstorm.com/article/2013/04/14/only-war-character-sheets

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A couple of suggestions.

 

Make the long line under Demeanour and description editable. I normally add my apptitudes there as a reminder.

Also the edit area for movement, fate points, wounds, ins and corruption all seem a bit too much to the left so when you enter a digit it's not clearly readable. The bit later for XP and psychic power both work really well.

Other than that it looks good. Would it be possible to get a copy without any of the background icons etc so it's less uselss inc when printing?

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I updated the fields. Turns out they were set to 12 point font rather than Auto.

I can try and remove parts of the background. Unfortunately my starting point with the sheets is basically a single image rather than a multi-layered file. So it isn't as simple as turning off a visible layer.

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if anyone's interested i've been through an image and edited it with some more gear room and some boxes for carry weight. I had to do the edits in photoshop but seems to work okay

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Makes sense you'd have to make the changes in photoshop since FFG didn't provide a layered PDF which would have allowed for editing of some of the elements using something like Illustrator.

The nice thing is, Acrobat Pro can start from an image and make a PDF. Which is basically what I do. Take sheets that I like and make them functional. If you'd like, I could probably do something similar with your sheet.

Unfortunately I'm waiting on a new system before I install my copies of Adobe's Suite of products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, etc…) to continue learning. I lost access when I left school, heheh.

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Rawrbear said:

Would it be possible to get a copy without any of the background icons etc so it's less uselss inc when printing?

So, took the PDF apart in Illustrator and found that the background elements are all over the page. If you look closely the page is a slight tan that is water-spotted with plates and rivet marks. I've tried to get rid of some of the things, like the watermarked background, but it looks like crap when done.

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Could we get a version that has the pips under the characteristics fillable?  I usually use those to mark how many times I've increased a characteristic.

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