# Creating a form action which generates a PDF [duplicate]

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.

I am trying to create some forms using hyperref. Looking at documentation from Adobe, it appears that it is possible to simply generate a PDF (that a user could save to a PDF file) with user input. Using the following code construct:

\begin{Form}{action=XXX}
...
\end{Form}


what should XXX precisely be for my case? I could not find any relevant Adobe or hyperref documentation. There are examples of XXX for mailing the form, or sending off the data to a cgi script, but not what I am looking for.

## marked as duplicate by Joseph Wright♦Dec 29 '15 at 10:27

• @user2751530: I agree with diabonas, because I have done some research concerning this topic. Without Acrobat Prof. edition it is not possible to enable the Reader treating form fields editable. The most you can reach is to make user input to be printed in to flat .pdf file, i.e. the input is hardwired into .pdf background, visible, but not editable. – user31729 May 1 '14 at 14:28