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{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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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 ...
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Settings for hypertext in multiline environment

I am writing this question after seeing this one as I had no idea that you could make forms like that in TeX. Playing a bit with the code in that example I came across two issues I could not find ...
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How to get radio boxes right in PDF forms using hyperref? [closed]

I would like to create a fillable PDF form containing radio buttons using hyperref. The text fields turn out fine. The problem is with the radio boxes. Only one fillable radio box is visible when ...
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How can I superimpose LaTeX / TeX output over a PDF file?

I have a form as a PDF file. I would like to use LaTeX/TeX to overlay my text over the form, and send the output to either a print or another PDF file. Is this possible? How would I go about it?
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Creating fillable PDFs

I'd like to create a LaTeX document that when rendered into PDF, has forms that can be filled out using Adobe Reader or other such programs. Then I'd like to be able to extract the data. I ...
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Quickly add text to existing pdf files / fill forms

I am sure I am not the only person to have had the following problem: one has a pdf document (usually some kind of a form that one needs to fill out over and over again) in a pdf file, which is not a ...