I wonder how to create fillable forms in a scanned pdf, such as this one. I would like to fill out the places that are required to fill out. My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. Thanks!
on 07/23/2012 – Made popular on 07/23/2012
just to add my 2 cents. I used Okular Version 0.10.5 with pdf forms, worked nicely in KDE 4.4.5. I printed the *.pdf file to new *.pdf file so that the changes in the forms are visible from any pdf client. Cheers
As most of us will be working on taxes soon, I want to share a fix for a problem I ran into while trying to fill out the IRS forms. The problem is that Evince does not properly save data included on forms, such that if you fill out your form (i.e. 1040), save it and then open the saved copy, the data will not be visible.
I am trying to create a fillable PDF form for work in LibreOffice Writer. It works just fine in Writer when I test it out, however when I export it as a PDF and open in Adobe Reader it no longer functions the same way.
For instance, I have date fields with drop-down calendars; these are replaced by simple text input boxes in the PDF version of the file.
My wife travels with the above Laptop in her career, and is often sent email contracts and forms to sign via email. She has been having to tell them to Fed-X these forms to her because she doesn't have room to pack a printer and scanner in her luggage on the flights she takes, and then she has to pay to Fex-X them back.
DapperMe17 wrote:Wondering if there's an easier path than Adobe...For what it's worth, acroread is easily installable from the deb-multimedia repo, as described at the repo's site and the debian wiki page. The hardest part is accepting the baggage pulled in installing 32 bit apps on a 64 bit system.