I created a solution when I needed a ruled medical progress note. The document I needed required some users to type into the form with the text staying within the ruled lines, AND the ability to hand write text on a blank printed form. The typed text had to wrap to the next line and stay within the ruled lines.
I have been working on this for some time. I finally created this form by doing the following:
Open word and create a multi-lined table (about 30 rows with a .3" row height). The page has 1" borders and 1/2" headers, footers.
Next, I took a screen shot of the page using full screen and a handy program called Full Shot, a screen capture utility, and saved the image as a GIF file.
Next, I created a new Word document with 0" borders and 0" headers and footers. From the View menu, select Headers and Footers. Select Insert > Image > From File and insert the image into the header. The full page image appears in the background, thus achieving the requirement for ruled lines. Next, right click the image, select Format Image, and select Layout > Behind Text. This causes additional insertions in the next steps to appear above the image.
Once you have the basic page, you must close and save the document and reopen it so you can get into the main document. Next, access the Forms toolbar and add a Form Frame around the area you wish to type into. This will cause a floating frame to appear over the ruled lines. Then add a text field inside the Form Frame.
Finally, choose Tools > Protect Document and allow filling in forms.
I would appreciate any feedback so that maybe we can perfect this method.