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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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Conditional target of hyperlink or hyperref

I am creating a fillable PDF form wherein, depending on the choice from \ChoiceMenu the sequence of next pages need to be changed. I need to set the target of \hyperlink dynamically, however I could ...
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How to Populate a ChoiceMenu with Multiple Items from a Defined List

I'm trying to create a form in where a dropdown menu (ComboBox) is populated with multiple items from a predefined list. However, when I use the definition of the list, the ComboBox only shows a ...
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Make radio field checkboxes without border inside a box drawn by tikz in PDF forms

I found helpful code on a blog (https://www.maltegerken.de/blog/2021/07/creating-pdf-forms-with-latex/) which helped me a lot in the attempt to make a form. But there is one thing I'm not able to ...
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Conditional Output with user input

I am trying to write a form in Latex where I'm asking a question an if the answer is no I whant to ask another question. I'm a real beginner in Latex and I need a little help how to start it. It ...
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Radio buttons created using hyperref can't be read out in Python

I am using hyperref to create a fillable PDF form. Then, I attempt to use a Python script to read out form values. While it is possible to read out values from e.g. text fields, the radiobutton values ...
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Fillable form output difference between adobe document cloud reader vs chrome pdfviewer

I am trying to produce a fillable form that can then be saved. When I view the form with evince or the Chrome pdf viewer, everything looks fine. When viewing through the adobe cloud-based viewer, ...
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Thesis Acceptance Signature Sheet

I would like to produce a acceptance sheet for my thesis to be signed by the persons involved. I've tried the code provided in some similar questions but those weren't compatible with the desired ...
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Height of Textfields in tabular enviroment

I am using lualatex to make a form with aligned input fields. I want a single line for Name and four lines for Address. This is my working example: \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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forms - Checkboxes in PDF forms are not printed using Firefox

Recently I started to prepare a larger PDF form in LaTeX. I checked the PDF output in Acrobat Reader and subsequently in various web browsers. I noticed, that a \CheckBox in a form will not show up in ...
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Fillable Text Form with auto-scalable height

I'm trying to set many fillable Text boxes for a pdf document. However, I want the HEIGHT of the Text Form to ve variable, adjusting its height depending on tyhe amount of text entered by the user. As ...
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Hyperref: How to start the newline label text after the CheckBox?

I want to use the checkbox with text, but it should be break to a new line and start first after the checkbox at the new line. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \def\...
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Is it a scoping problem?

I try to display a fancy rating scale in pdf forms with the hyperref package. After half a day of investigation, trying and errors, I finaly got something. I use some redefinition of documented and ...
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Are background color and border color supported for pdf forms?

I'm playing a bit with the new l3pdffield-testphase. \RequirePackage{pdfmanagement-testphase} \DocumentMetadata{uncompress} \documentclass[varwidth, margin = 5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{l3pdffield-...
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How to add Text Widget Annotations to a pdf form?

I am trying to create a fillable pdf form using Latex. Backstory: I have a pdf form that can be both filled in by a person or by using a python script. That pdf was created using inkscape, ...
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Is there any template for hyperref forms?

Hyperref seems excellent for writing a 1-2 page form with single-line and multi-line fields. However, I can't manage to find a LaTeX template that makes a document of hyperref form fields look pretty ...
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Calculate TextField width for hyperref form - Multiple TextFields after CheckBox

In reference to: Calculate TextField width for hyperref form The answer: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/630701/294918 does mostly what I wanted when I found this question; ie: TextFields autosize. I ...
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Manage Size and Colour of CheckBox in Latex

I want to be able to place parameters on the size of the box and be able to choose colour of the `checkbox function. Here is my Minimum Working Example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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Automatic naming of checkboxes

I am using the below code to make 2 interactive checkboxes. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \CheckBox{c} \CheckBox{c} \end{document} But if I tick one of them, the ...
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Include 'Select Image' box with LaTeX

I am wondering if there is a package in LaTeX which will allow me to include 'Select Image' box into the document (see below) with which the user of the PDF can upload an image. I believe the document ...
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Checkboxes/fields in Tables/Bullets not working in Windows

I'm working on a PDF form that includes hyperref package's CheckBox and TextField and I want them to be as list bullets (only CBs) and inside tables (both CBs and TFs). When working in Ubuntu 20.04.5 ...
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getting the input from a textfield outside of the textfield environment

Hi i want to do the following thing: Check if a textfield has an input. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt, hidelinks]{scrreprt} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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hyperref \TextFields in table with fieldname above field

I want to create a pdf file with fillable forms. As I dont have much experience with the hyperref package, Ive got a few problems to solve. One in particular is about the position of multiple fields ...
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Checkbox and `csvsimple`

I haven't found any clear and/or functional examples on how to insert a checkbox in a table generated with csvsimple. For example, in this MWE, how can I modify the code to replace the checkbox ...
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Unfocused colour of TextField

I'm trying to get the colour of an unfocused TextField to be the same as when it is focused. Is there a way to do this? Alternatively is there a way to make it transparent when it isn't focused? \...
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Latex fillable PDF image field

I want to create a pdf in which the user can insert an image. I thought that might be easiest with an image field but i didn’t find anything. Thank you, @UlrikeFischer! Is there a way to combine this ...
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add image to PDF form

I have a PDF form and I want to add an image to this form after it has been filled. Unfortunately both {pdfpages} and {pdfoverlay} render the PDF without the data entered. How can I overlay Text/...
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How to place the {label} of \TextField at top of field in a form with hyperref?

When placing a high \TextField[height=5cm]{label} with hyperref the label (TextFieldName in the screenshot) is placed at the bottom. How to move it to top (blue position) ? I tried looking up ...
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Include Hyperref Text Field in a UML State Diagram

As you can see in my minimal example, I have a state machine diagram where students can write the name of the transition line in a text box. Can you give me some advice on how to place a text field ...
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How to show correct answers in RadioButton using Javascript

I need to show the correct answers when clicking on the (Show Answers) button and entering the correct password. To do this, select the correct answer in the radiobutton for which (true). I use MikTeX ...
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Automatically assign a value to name attribute in hyperref

Look at the text box I create with hyperref. I have documents with over 600 text fields, some of which are constantly changing. Is there any way in hperref to automatically assign the names of the ...
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Fillable Form with Calculated Total of Non-Blank Lines in Table

folks. I'm trying to create a form that sums up how many names there are in a user-filled table. Essentially, find all the non-blank cells (with a certain variable name), and add 1 to the sum each ...
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Radio buttons are not displayed on iPad

I have created a form with radio buttons. Everything looks fine in Chrome, Edge and Firefox. As soon as I open it on an iPad the buttons are missing and the marker changes. I have tried a lot of ...
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Insert PDF form with values

I would like to include a filled PDF form in my document. My current workflow is as follows: Fill the form using Adobe Acrobat Print to PDF (to make the editing functionality go away and "bake&...
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Website solution, involving text fields and drop down menus combined with user input to produce Latex code?

I'm trying to think about this: I would like to create a website to automate the generation of a pdf document. Originally this pdf document is generated by latex, but people are not so good with latex,...
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Text documents with fixed length underline segments fill-able by hand, typewriter, or entering character strings in LaTeX source

I would like to create simple text documents in which lines and paragraphs may contain underline segments (\rule{}{}) of various preset lengths. Compiling the document with the underline segments only ...
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Opaque fill color on child in Tikz tree. How to keep text not opaque?

I am creating a hierachical tikz diagram with nodes and childs. I want to emphasize one path in particular and color this one with an opaque color. The problem is that the text then is also opaque. I ...
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How to create a form with a text field where characters are in separated boxes?

I would like to create a form (at least printable) containing a field where each character is separated from the previous one. Something similar to the field A in this picture : What is the name of ...
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Calculate TextField width for hyperref form

I'm trying to create a Form with hyperref. This is what I've got so far. (I'll remove the boarder as well. But to see what I'm doing it is still there.) I have a view issues with my current solution: ...
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Interactive formula using hyperref

I trying to make a digital roleplaying player sheet using Overleaf that I wish to have fillable boxes where the values in them will be extracted and used in some formulas. For example I would want to ...
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Making a 3 values checkbox with eforms

I need to create a "checkbox" that has three different aspects (○,⦿ and ●, I created the icons I needed and imported them with icon-appr). However, I read the whole eforms manual and there ...
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How to create an \mbox with more than one lines?

I am using LaTeX to compose homework for my students. I use \CheckBox for multichoice test and \mbox for text typing. In the outcome PDF file the \mbox environment allows typing in 1 line even though ...
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How do I make a PDF form field fit a table cell?

I'd like to make a document with PDF forms in such a way that the text is justified. Obsiously, it would bean that all forms will have different width depending on the field label. The easiest way ...
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Counter Expansion in newcommand

I am trying to create a pdf form. As far as I understood the documentation every checkbox has to have a unique name. If all checkboxes have the same name all of them will be checked at once. I want ...
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Representing a Google Form in LaTeX appendix?

I have collected some data using Google forms for my master's thesis. I would like to represent these forms in my Appendix and was wondering if there were any available tools to make that transition. ...
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Adding a signature field to PDF and signing it

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{eforms} \usepackage{aeb_pro} %\begin{docassembly} %\signInfo{cSigFieldName:"mySig",ohandler:security.PPKLiteHandler,cert:"...
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Adding an appearance with pdfbase

pdfbase.sty (in the media9 package) appears to offer access to low-level pdf features, and this chat.stackexchange.com post (reproduced below) demonstrates its use for creating an appearance. Use \...
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Is there a way to create a CheckBox without a label?

I am using Hyperref and Form to create a CheckBox, but I don't want any text near it. It should be without any labels, but I can't leave the parentheses empty, like so: \CheckBox[checked=true]{} I ...
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How can I make a form (like a contract or a request) in LaTeX and control the fields length?

I had to do very quickly a form and all I found was the command \hrulefill & \hruledots I did as in Form 1, but I wanted to make it as in Form 2, but to control the length. \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I auto-populate in set fields with the word typed in a specific place in Overleaf/LaTex?

I´m applying for different jobs, more or less in the same areas but the names might differ (Analyst, Business Analyst, etc.). Hence, in order not to have to review the text every time, it´d be pretty ...
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Hyperref - 'non-form' text randomly positioned

I was wondering if there was a way to put a title and bit of a blurb before it gets into a form (which otherwise works a treat!). The normal text keeps getting interjected into the middle randomly - I'...
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