Questions tagged [forms]

{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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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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Formatting empty checkbox in fillable PDF

I'm writing a fillable PDF using the hyperref package's functionality for Forms. The standard format is for a checkbox to just be an empty box when it's in the "unchecked" state and to have ...
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Customised Society documents in LaTeX

OK, I know that LaTeX can be used to design letter head and memo. But in all through the answers I searched here, I cannot find one that answers my question. So I ask this one. I want to produce ...
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Problem with the select/deselect of radio buttons once all the options are selected one-by-one

I am using radiobuttons ( \ChoiceMenu[radio,...] ) and make them completely deselectable by removing the "Radio" flag using instructions from the following link: http://tex.stackexchange.com/...
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Specific graphical style for forms

i would like to create a fillable form with very specific graphic style, but can't figure out a reasonable way to achieve this particular visual. Example: Has anybody ever done something simillar?
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How to create unique textfields in a pdf form without specifying textfield names

This question is related to Generating unique names in textfield I cannot use the solution given in the above question because I use hyperref for generating my pdf form. In my document I have many ...
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How to change the border color of “all” fields in a PDF fillable form?

This question is inspired from How to set the border color in PDF forms to none? From the accepted answer of the above question, for changing the border color of one textfield one can use the ...
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Exclusive values in checkboxes in PDF using hyperref?

I have trying to make a quiz for distant (online) learning students using the CheckBox from hyperref so that they can answer by just clicking the right boxes. What I would really like is to make the ...
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How can I remove the red border around hyperref TextField?

I'm creating a form using hyperref's Form environment. All the fields are included in a table, so I want to hide the red borders around them, as they are already evident. I tried with the hidelinks ...
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hyperref form: how to change labels and fields appearance

I want to create a PDF fillable form, so I came up with a LaTeX+hyperref hypothesis. My form's style should be similar to the one of DnD 3.5 PCs sheets: In particular, what I want to reproduce is the ...
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dynamically filled form in latex

let's immagine that I have a lookup table that shows different possibilities: NOTE | TEXT Do      | A deer, a female deer Re     &...
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\choicemenu on Android Adobe Reader

Is there any way to make a choice field (for example with use of \CheckBox), that will actually work on Android Acrobat Reader? Adobe Reader on Android doesn't show ticks and checkboces doesn't work ...
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Fill out forms of included pdf

A minimalistic example would be: \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdf[]{fillable.pdf} % fill the forms ... \end{...
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eforms limit to width of textfield

Is it possible to prevent that text is entered when the width of the textfield is reached? So I know: \FfDoNotScroll (disable the scrolling of long text, this limits the amount of text that can be ...
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eforms border does not appear in edge

Oddly, the border is shown in Chrome and Acrobat, but not in Edge (don't know about Firefox). Did I do anything wrong? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{ifthen} \...
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Circled number counter in a hyperref TextField name using Tikz

I am currently trying to make a form using the hyperref package. For more visibility, I'm trying to put a circle around a counter in the Textfield name. I am using the circled counter code I found ...
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hyperref TextField extends into margin

Whenever the line would have to break right before the TextField, it doesn't and instead lets the TextField run off the page. MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \...
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Programmable PDFs from form fields! :D

Here's the idea. I'd like my students to have a PDF with fillable fields, and a (simple) drawing will be made in that same PDF according to the data they've entered. Say, they'd enter the radius of ...
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Editable pdf, SaveAs in a TikZ node

Based on embed-hyperref-form-in-tikz-picture I 'd like to create a button to save a fillable pdf. However, once I open the pdf, no action. What did I miss ? MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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LaTeX pdf form checkbox loses FieldValue if checked and then unchecked

I came across strange behaviour of a CheckBox in a PDF form created using LaTeX and hyperref. I created a form such as the MWE below using LaTeX, which has a checkbox which is initially checked. I ...
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Interactive form not rendering correctly building a pdf document on Linux Mint using MikTex

I'm trying to build a simple PDF document with an interactive formular using the eform package, following this documentation: http://mirror.las.iastate.edu/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/acrotex/doc/...
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Including a comment environment in a LuaTeX form letter implementation

My OS is Debian GNU/Linux 10.2 (buster). TeX Live is a backport from unstable, version 2019.20190605.51237-3 (a snapshot of TeX Live 2019). The code below is an LuaTeX form letter implementation. ...
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eforms: Why are “nlc=,” in front of the button?

\usepackage[unicode]{hyperref} \usepackage[pdftex]{eforms} \begin{document} \begin{Form} \pushButton[onclick={this.submitForm({cURL: "mailto:test <test@google.com>", }), this.exportAsText();}, ...
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Multicolumn paper-and-pencil form with indentation issue

Hi All and Happy New Year! I am trying to create a paper-and-pencil form which should look like as follows: \documentclass[12pt,oneside,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]...
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Margin of TextField in form

Is there a way to controll the margin of a TextField placed within a table-structured form ? According to the manual of package 'hyperref', there is a parameter 'bordersep', but it doesn't change ...
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Table cells as CheckBoxes

We have to replicate an existing pdf form using latex. I found this to be of use: https://www.tug.org/applications/hyperref/manual.html The existing form which I have to replicate has clickable ...
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How to make 'Form' fields in line with other text

I used the second answer (by Christian Lindig) to this question to make my own fillable PDF form. I edited it slightly to suit my needs. I tried to make a MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \...
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hyperref forms cause PDF changes when viewer opens it

After working with hyperref forms I have noticed that employing some format options produces a strange behaviour when opening the output PDF (in PDF XChange viewer/editor at least): the program shows ...
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Keep filled form data with pdfpages

I have to fill pdf forms for a school asigment and would like to append them to my final report. Yet, when using \includepdf from the pdfpages package, all the information I fill into the form ...
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Calculations in TextField do not work

I want to have some TextFields in my form where one can put numbers (shares) and the last TextField should be 100 - the sum of all other TextFields. I found this but it did not help, nothing happens. ...
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Make content only visible if CheckBox is checked

I have a ChoiceMenu with three options: No Option 1 Option 2 If Option 1 or Option 2 are clicked I want that a furhter text and a TextField is displayed. I don't want that it is possible to write a ...
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Different problems with tabularx

I have some problems with tabularx, please see the picture. 1: Why is there a space in the second row of the of the first column but not in the third row? 2 and 3: Why are there some gaps on the ...
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How do you create a date field with hyperref's pdf forms?

Some PDF readers might support a date picker for a text field that contains a date format, as explained here: How to create datepicker using JavaScript in Acrobat DC Pro? This article gave me the ...
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Align form radio button in fixed size table column

I have to recreate an old form using latex. It includes a table where multiple questions are associated to some radio buttons. I managed to create most of the form and table using hyperref and array, ...
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Is it possible to restrict the input of `TextField` to only numbers?

I would like to have a TextField that contains only numbers in order to make a date like [TextField]/[TextField]/[TextField]. I also need to restrict the length, but it was asked before. MWE: \...
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Constant paragraph spacing for questionnaires/surveys in LaTeX

In order to be able to keep questions hidden until they are answered, I want to fold a survey form (questionnaire) horizonally. Therefore I want to create constant hight paragraphs. Meaning: ...
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Hide fields from hyperref forms and delete the space they were taking when visible

I wanted to have a "hide/show" PushButton to hide a certain field, which I managed (see MWE). However, when the field is hidden, it still takes "space". Is there a way to not only hide the field ...
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Form: Height of TextField until the end of page

I have a tabular arrangement of Textfields. Is there a simple method to enlarge the text field down below -dynamically- until the end of the page? \documentclass[fontsize=14pt]{scrreprt} \usepackage[...
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Form: How to change the font into TextFields globally

I would like to have typewriter-font into my pdf-form. So I find out the mechanism \TextField[width=5cm, name=NAME,value=Font manually changed, format = { var f = this.getField('NAME'); f.textFont = '...
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Form: 'TextField's and digsigfield in a table

Note: Question is kin to Form: Tabular arrangement of 'TextField's and digsigfield I use digsig.sty from Martin Lottermoser http://home.htp-tel.de/lottermose2/tex/dist/digsig.sty How can I ...
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Locking Fields in Digital Signature 2

I am trying to use eforms to create a pdf where digital signature can be applied. Each document may have more than one digital signature field, i.e so the document can be passed from person to person. ...
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Unable to get fillable empty text fields in hyperref forms inside tabular environment with XeTeX

I need to get fillable text fields inside tabular environment and since I use other language scripts other than English I need to compile my document using XeTeX engine. The nearest post to this ...
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Form / digsig.sty: How to add a 'value' into a digsiffield

I use digsig.sty from Martin Lottermoser http://home.htp-tel.de/lottermose2/tex/dist/digsig.sty Is it possible to add a 'value' into a digsigfield like into a TextField? \documentclass[fontsize=14pt]...
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Form: Tabular arrangement of 'TextField's and digsigfield

I use digsig.sty from Martin Lottermoser http://home.htp-tel.de/lottermose2/tex/dist/digsig.sty How can I arrange two 'TextField's and one digsigfield in this shape, as seamlessly as possible? MWE: ...
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Hyperref form with RTL main language like Arabic

I would like to typeset an electronic form with Arabic as the main language and English as another language in the same document. I used the xetex engine without success, the layout was messy as you ...
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Form: How to put Form-Fields perfectly into table cells?

What can I do that the TextFields etc. (except for a small "outer sep") fit exactly into the table cells (with their set dimensions)? \documentclass[fontsize=14pt]{scrreprt} \usepackage{tabularx, ...
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Form: How to nest several forms?

Ich I have a sub-form % Form02 \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage[]{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form} \TextField[name=Two,width=5cm,]{Form 02:} \end{Form} \end{document} Is it possible ...