A form can be designed in a number of software programs.
What is the final format of the form? PDF? Word.doc? Paper? multiple?
The only limitation of Filemaker is that it is limited to .014 inches of accuracy.
It depends on the complexity of the forms.
If you are gifted in many programs, the ones I would list as most accurate and many output options...
Specialized Form design software
Word Limiited design layout (images, background images, font control, size, specific location on the page)
Excel Limiited design layout (images, background images, size, specific location on the page)
Hi davidanders & thanks for getting back so soon,
The least costly program would be a boon for us, as our expenses to buy tools, materials, and equipment are foremost for now. Our first real need is to provide copies of estimates for ourselves and to our customers. I have access to a copier, and will most likely use that for printing the forms.
(With Pages already in the computer, I'll look to see what it can do.) Do InDesign and/or Illustrator have lesser cost alternatives?
You might want to download a free trial copy of FMP 10 and see if it works for you.
you might look at the information and links here
Apple's iPages Google