{forms} is about PDF forms that let users enter text into documents for printing. A popular option to specify, e.g., text fields is the {hyperref} package.

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Full height right/left panel in WinEdt

I am wondering whether there is a way to pull down right/left panels in WinEdt and make them cover the full height of the WinEdt windows. Below is an image to make my question more clear. I have ...
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Highlighting words in forms if they are too long

I am using the following code to have LaTeX fill paper forms for bank payments. The single cells in the form have a maximum width so my question is the following: Can I make LaTeX highlight those text ...
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Creating PDF-forms with TeX/LaTeX? [duplicate]

I've been looking at the creation of PDF-forms - ie. PDF-documents with boxes where the user may fill in information like name and phonenumber or simply check a box to confirm something - in ...
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How to enumerate inside form

I am trying to create a task list wherein I can mark if a task is done or not using check boxes. I am using CheckBox from Form for that. Now I want to enumerate those tasks. Part of my Latex content ...
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eform textfield fill from file

I found in the eform documentation (part of the AcroTeX bundle) that the \textField macro has an \FfFileSelect option which select a file from the local hard drive as the value of the text field. I ...
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Fillable forms with hyperref

I am trying to create a form with a preselected choice. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form} ...
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How to align the radio buttons in hyperref form?

I am trying to create a formular, this is my MWE: \documentclass[parskip=half]{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} \renewcommand{\LayoutChoiceField}[2]{% \leavevmode #2 #1% } \begin{document} ...
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Fill in boxes for forms in TikZ

I want to create a SEPA bank transfer form with IBAN How can I create a formfield with N fields, each 5 mm wide with separations like in the picture? At the moment I use a workaround with a for ...
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How to set the border color in PDF forms to none?

I want to set the color of the border for my text fields to be none. But the parameter doesn't seem to accept none as a value. Here is an example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Latex forms, MakeTextField, LayoutTextField and javascript questions

I trying to do underlined TextField with label under the field (hyperref package). using Underlined text field in a fillable form i tried to renew MakeTextField: ...
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Embedding a complete rather than a partial font

Is it possible to make XELatex embed a full rather than a partial font? The reason I ask is that I am trying to induce a fillable form to use the body font (a question asked before by several ...
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PDF TextField - Draw baseline

right now i'm investigating the options of latex and creating fillable pdf's. Before, I used OpenOffice but it doesn't provide that much formatting options for indiviual usage. So right now I found ...
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CheckBox (from hyperref) - tick by default

This may seem basic, but is there a way to make checkboxes ticked automatically? E.g. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form} \CheckBox[name=ch1]{Yes} ...
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Hyperref TextFields dont't work when in tabular environment with xetex?

I created a pdf fillable form in LaTex using hyperref text fields, then decided that I wanted to change the font of the whole form, so I tried to use XeTeX with fontspec. Unfortunately, when I do ...
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hyperref fillable forms - breaking the rules

The hyperref manual states clearly: You must put your fields inside a Form environment (only one per file). However, I can put form fields outside of a Form and I can put more than one Form ...
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How to produce a period sequence

I would like to create a document which has a sequence of periods like: ...................... Date and ............................ Signature Is there any way to do it without typing all the ...
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\pushbuttons with Icons with pdflatex (xobject reference)

I would like to create a pushbutton with icons instead of text. Like the text in the example below the icons should change with the mouse options. The manual of the eforms package (eformman.pdf) ...
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How can I limit the writable space in hyperref's TextFields?

I'm creating a pdf form using hyperref. After it has been filled-out, the form will be printed. I'm looking for a way to prevent the user from entering more characters into a TextField than will be ...
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Creating form boxes with labels

I want to recreate a form with LaTeX, that can be filled by hand or --- of course --- via LaTeX. How can I create the boxes, with a footnotesized label at the top and enough space for the text to be ...
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Multi-line Comment Boxes in Interactive PDFs with LaTeX

I was looking to add a box to a pdf file in LaTeX. I tried to use TextField, but that only allows an input on one line. Is there a good command to make an box of more than one line and can be edited ...
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Creating form letter in LyX

This really refers to the following posting: How do I insert names into birthday invitations automatically? I've tried to used the suggested LaTeX coding in LyX and don't quite seem to get it to ...
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How can I change font in pdf forms? [closed]

I'm making a pdf form with "hyperref" package: \usepackage[unicode,pdftex,hidelinks]{hyperref} \hypersetup{unicode=true,pdfauthor={Author},pdfkeywords={some words}, pdftitle={some ...
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Fillable form: checkbox linked to hide/unhide sections; pushbutton to add/delete rows [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it would be possible to create a fillable form, where you have a few checkboxes. Default when the checkboxes aren't ticked, some forms are hidden. When you check the appropriate ...
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Underlined text field in a fillable form

Is there a way to make an underlined text field in a fillable form? I am using the hyperref package to make a fillable form but I would also like to give the option of printing out the form and ...
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Testing system in beamer [closed]

Can I use \radioButton option in Beamer? I need to make test(choice) system with counting right answers in presentation mode, maybe there's any class for making testing. I have error with ...
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In LaTeX, how to have a TextField with limited number of characters

I am using LaTeX to make a fillable PDF file. I use the \TextField command in the hyperref package to get the fillable field in the PDF file. In some places, I want to have a field which has a ...
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Hyperref font selection problem with babel and french

How one can change font in the text form? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[english,russian,french]{babel} ...
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Is it possible to replace empty space in form with dots? [closed]

I want to create an empty form which will have several blocks. After adding text to boxes empty spaces will be replaces with dots. Is it possible? \documentclass[10pt]{extarticle} ...
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Creating a form without submit action [closed]

I'm trying to create a AcroForm using LaTeX. I also want to use pdftk to merge many PDFs. The problem is that pdftk does not behave well when it encounters it and the fields are hidden, as well as ...
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Locking Fields in Digital Signature

I am using eforms to create pdf where digital signature can be applied. Each document may have more than one digital signature field, ie so the document can be passed from person to person. There is ...
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How can I convert structured LaTeX file *to* CSV data

I am using a structured format to print patient's documenatation using LaTeX. The structure is like this: Demography Name Surname Age/Sex Address Clinical Details History, Past History, Personal ...
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pdftex and javascript forms with automatic calculations

I would like to create a PDF document in TeX with a form. Some of the fields in the form will be calculated based on the values of other fields. Here is a MWE, thanks to Victor Ivrii on the pdftex ...
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Is this a hyperref forms bug?

I tried to create a fillable form for our school using hyperref. Look at the following MWE: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Can TeX/LaTeX create fillable forms in a scanned pdf?

I wonder if TeX/LaTeX can 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. Thanks!
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TextField Multiline Form allows text larger than box [closed]

What i'm worried about is printing out a filled out Form where simple multiline TextFields have been filled out but most of the content is invisible because the box was too small. Ideally the height ...
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question on radiobuttons ( \ChoiceMenu[radio,…] ) of a fillable form made with package hyperref

I often use radiobuttons ( \ChoiceMenu[radio,...] ). But there is one aspect I am not happy about: If you select/check a certain button of your group of radiobuttons, then without javascript there is ...
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Tool for Memorization List: Fold-out menu?

I am constructing a memorization list for the terms in a paper I am reading. What I would like to do is create a PDF with a term to be defined, and have the definition "hidden" underneath the ...
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Two column layout with form

So here is the basic idea: 2 column Layout, 1 column with text and 1 column with a form you can fill in Acrobat Reader etc. I tried to use parallel and/or paracol package along with the hyperref ...
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Full page table template

I am making a manual with LaTeX and at the end of the manual I want to insert a full-page blank table where I can have people sign to acknowledge that they have read the manual. Currently I am doing ...
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Written response spaces for a workbook in ConTeXt

I am making a workbook in ConTeXt. Throughout the workbook, there will be many spaces for the owner to write in short answers of one or two paragraphs. This can be quite simple, perhaps just a ...
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Losing check box entries when saving LaTeX-generated PDF form

The code below implements a simple PDF form. Some PDF readers can save the form after it has been filled to a PDF with the new state. This works for the text entry whose entry is saved but the state ...
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Changing the defaut star in radio buttons in PDF forms

In PDF forms, is there any way to change the default star in radio buttons to a solid circle?
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Is it possible to fill in forms with pdfLaTeX or similar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quickly add text to existing pdf files / fill forms I think I have heard of some possibility to fill in the values of PDF forms using the (La)TeX programs. I mean not ...
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Keeping checkboxes aligned using the Exam class

I'm using the exam class in a multicols environment to create a series of worksheets. Many questions are yes/no. If the question is too long, it wraps to the next line and moves the answers. Is there ...
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hyperref: how to format text in a forms text-field

I would like to pre-format the text in a form text-field, e.g. make it bold, italic or use a specific font. The following code generates a simple text-field: \documentclass{scrreprt} ...
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Checkboxes in PDF forms don't show up in OS X

I'm trying to create a PDF form using hyperref. The form looks fine, except for the checkboxes. In both Adobe Reader and Preview.app, the boxes do not appear. My cursor changes if I mouse over where ...
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Save fillable forms

I am using the eforms package in order to build pdf fillable forms. However there is something I haven't found yet, which Adobe product do I need to purchase in order to save the edited forms? Does ...
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Typeset content of a PDF text-field without recompilation

With respect to preparing a PDF for printing: Is it possible to provide a text-field in PDF where I can type something and it should be typeset for printing? A resume for example : Most of the ...
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Reproducing a tabular form

I am trying to reproduce the following tabular form layout: Fig. 1: Desired output (found on the internet). First question: I can merge multiple cells into a single one both horizontally and ...
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PDF Forms: How can I get the Computer Modern font to work with PDF widgets? [closed]

I'm an industrial engineer and I want to create a check list for my team in order to simplify job tasks. My idea is to realize said checklist through fillable PDF forms with javascript support in ...