{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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Fillable fields vanish from PDF form when include'd in another PDF

I have created, using hyperref, a set of fillable PDF forms. When I open the PDFs in Adobe Acrobat Reader, the forms work as expected (these are simple no-frills forms without any JavaScript - one of ...
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How to batch generate badges with a list of names?

I want to make a number of badges using LaTeX for the participants of a summer school. There are 40 or so people, so I don't want to manually change the name and compile and then print. I could think ...
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How to create a document containing forms?

Is it easy to make a PDF document containing forms in LaTeX? I tried to use TextFields but a friend of mine said that it won't work on every operating system PDF readers?
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no checked Checkbox on hyperref package

Look at the following MWE. A checked checkbox should appear, but it won't. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Eform package and evince

Can anybody explain me why the standard examples from the documentation of eform does not work with evince pdf viewer (I'm on Ubuntu 12.10) while compiled with TeXLive 2013 but when the eform ...
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Tabular form wrapped around article

I have a strange beast of a technical report format for my job that I would like to port to TeX to help formatting. The problem is I'm not sure where to start. The essential problem is this: every ...
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How can I create a line with small text below it as in contracts? [duplicate]

I would like to create a line with text below it as it can be seen often in contracts: Ideally, that line would have a fillable element over it. Minimal Working Example The best I could come up ...
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complicated form

\documentclass{complicatedform} %title{Writing a LaTeX Class File to Produce a Form} \begin{document} \collaborator{Dr A Person}{CMP}{1234} \collaborator{Prof A.N. Other}{ENV}{5678} \otherfunding{This ...
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Forms are not displayed in evince viewer

I'm using eforms package to make form. I have read the documentation and copied the same as in the doc but the form are not displayed in evince or in okular. The form are displayed in adobe reader but ...
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eforms vs hyperref

I need to create fillable pdf files. In first time I need just to add combox that contains Yes/No in a column of a table. I have looked questions here and I found this : Creating fillable PDFs How ...
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Why are checkboxes always checked, regardless of default or configuration?

Weird situation in a form: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \title{Test of checkbox} \author{Me} \date{\today} \maketitle \begin{Form} \CheckBox[name=Test]{This} \\ ...
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Weird problem with \TextField in a form

I have the following code defined in a class file I am writing: \newlength{\textfieldlength}\newlength{\labellength}\newlength{\testlength} \newcommand{\textfieldintable}[3]{ ...
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Creating a form action which generates a PDF

This is not a duplicate question! The thread I have been referred to uses highly OS dependent ways of accomplishing this task. I am looking for something that OS independent. Please remove the ...
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Creating a PDF form that accepts uploaded images

I am creating some forms that require users to stick photos in boxes. I was wondering if one could, with some PDF magic, create forms that could accept user supplied (via an upload button on the form) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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} ...