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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 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 ...
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Form: A drawing as a form field

Can I implement the following as a form, to set the cross mark? A Form-Document: \documentclass[parskip=half, paper=a4,]{scrartcl} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{selinput} \SelectInputMappings{...
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LaTeX PDF form: Detect CheckBox changed event

I use LaTeX to create a fillable PDF document. How can I detect that a \CheckBox has been clicked? It seems to react only to onfocus={...}, not to onclicked={...} or onchanged{...}. Do I need to ...
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Adobe Reader does not display borderstyle=U Textfields

In relation to this question, I just discovered, that the official Adobe Reader doesn't display TextFields, which have the flag borderstyle=U set. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \...
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Embed hyperref \Form in Tikz picture

Is there any way I can embed a fillable PDF Form from hyperref's \Form (or anything equivalent) in a tikzpicture?
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eforms using a LaTeX (custom) font for text fields \textFont

I'm unable to use a LaTeX font (e.g., Augie) for text fields in a PDF form generated with eforms. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 10. Acrobat Reader is choosing another font to display in its place (...
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Hyperref tab order on PDF forms

I'm trying to set the tab order for fields in a PDF with hyperref, but I can't figure out how it works. I assumed it was the tabkey option (from the documentation). Here's my MWE in which I'd like a ...
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Latex forms: Transfer textfield border into line

How could I transfer a textfield border into a line to write on in case of someone files the printed version of the pdf form? I'm working with underline and raiseboxes at the moment, but that crushes ...
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Latex forms: Place label on the right side of checkbox

Is there a way to display a checkbox's label on the right side? By default it is always on the left side. I didn't find any parameter for this in the documentation. Thanks in advance! As the ...
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Barcode fields with hyperref forms

Does a hyperrefextension package exist that allows barcode fields in a hyperrefform? The barcodefield description can be seen at page 45 in the PDF ISO documentation: ISO3200 barcode fields. Here ...
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Forms not working with cyrillic

This guy had a similar problem as me. Text fields simply refuse to accept cyrillic input. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[bulgarian]{babel} %...
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Fillable form with text _inside_ the box, like in StackOverflow Title field

In the example below, the top box is generated with hyperrf, while the lower ones are generated with tabular. I want all boxes to be fillable (like the top one), but to look like the lower ones. In ...
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Simplest way to create a PDF form

This is about a role playing game. The 'character sheet' is a two page form, in which each player describes their character. Currently this form is being printed and filled out with a pen. I would ...
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How to add line breaks to (hyperref) pdf form TextField?

Consider the following toy feedback form: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \renewcommand*{\DefaultHeightofTextMultiline}{20\baselineskip} \begin{document} \centering \begin{Form} ...
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hyperref Choicemenu adapting space between multiple buttons

I am trying to create a fillable form with the hyperref package. The problem is that I want to extend the space between the radio buttons inside all of the \ChoiceMenu s which are aligned on top of ...
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Define Javascript function in Form with hyperref

I have TextFields with the environment Form from hyperref package. However I want to add the values of the TextFields and print the sum in another TextField. That works well with the following code: \...
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Typesetting fillable PDF forms with `hyperref`

I'm trying to create a fillable PDF form with hyperref and I want there to be a long line instead of a box for a text field. At the moment I'm using the following code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \...
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Problem with lengths

I'm trying to insert some space between the label and the form control in hyperref forms. The following example works: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{hyperref} \newcommand\...
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How to bind mailto to this PushButton onclick action in PDF form?

I want to send email with the action of the link in the pdf form. I added action=mailto:... into the PushButton, after onclick but I am not sure if you should bind mailto on the onclick somehow ...
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How to set centers of two rows aligned?

This thread is the continua of the thread here. I want to set the centers of the rows (YLEIS, EPAJARJESTYS) at the same position such that the approach works also with any number of rows. Code \...
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hyperref package ChoiceMenu results weird symbol?

My questionaire.tex is as follows - \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form} We want to buildup a statistical model to predict tution fees of students. We will use ...
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Editable/fillable PDF Form - Send email with attached full PDF not just FDF

I've created a editable/fillable PDF (using the hyperref package) which I would like to send by email. I've added a button to the PDF that calls the action event from the Form. It basically looks like ...
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Making Hyperref Form CheckBox visible

I'd like to typeset a checkbox, which one could simply do by using $\Box$. However, it should be part of a PDF form as well, which one could do by using the CheckBox command of hyperref. Now, I need ...
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PDF output works in macOS but not in Microsoft Windows?

In the PDF the boxes can be checked individually in macOS but not in Windows. If I check one box in Windows it automatically check the boxes for the other four questions. Why?! Output in windows ...
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Add text field in which 10 lines of text can be written electronically

How do I add a text field like the one outlined in red in the image below? I have spent days finding a solution. It must be possible to fill in the text field electronically. Ideas for improving ...
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How to Control Multiple Save of a Single Form created using LaTeX?

When I save this form, for every save I give, it produces new file (i.e, asking to save it new .pdfs), is there anyway that we can update all the saves in the single pdfs. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,...
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How to use spreadtab inside form for this type of tabular?

I would like to automate the column total using spreadtab in the table but couldn't do. Please help. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,landscape]{article} \usepackage[left=0.75in,right=0.75in,top=0....
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Combining forms into a single tex document

I am a chemist and would like to make a form for my daily experiments. I am able to create said form and my questions is can I combine all the forms into one document i.e. a lab notebook. I know that ...
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How to have this input Form Field on many lines?

I want to have \q{} many lines, while it is designed for one line now. For example, take value from 2 to the maximum amount of lines per frame. Code based on Christian's thread answer Creating ...
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How to design LaTeX form with user input for data extraction?

Assume you have the following form in PDF ouput/equivalent in Fig. 1. I am thinking how to design the LaTeX form well enough for good data extraction (and eventually seeding into PostgreSQL database)....
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Smaller hyperref check boxes

I have been using the hyperref package, and found that the check boxes have a certain minimum height. I was wondering if there would be a way to override this value, so I could make a small square ...
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How to have Form options in Table cells?

I want to have four form questions in one row of table. I have the following four questions in the table row in Fig. 1: Key: Yes/No i.e. tick for Yes Choose one from V2 - V0 Choose one from P2 - P0 ...
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How to disable Beamer's theming on last page?

I want to disable beamer's theming and \usetheme effect on the last page. Expected output is for the official form view similarly as in Fig. 1. I am gathering input from all other pages, and lastly, ...
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How to compute two checkbox values of form and present on Adobe?

I want to show the computation of two values in the questionaire where the user choose one option per question. Many measure proprietary sources of research have PDF documents such as ...
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Change something upon action/click

Is it possible to create things in PDF that can change upon an action (left mouse button click) using LaTeX? A simple scenario would be that one (me) is trying to create a form and has some ...
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How do I get choice radio box on the left side of text using hyperref

This is somehow poorly documented subject, or I didn't search deep enought. It seems like there is some confusion with the term label in the ChoiceField. Basicly all I need is to have the radio ...
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Link two TextFields so that they have the same content

I am trying to create a letter form in which the user has to fill out his address in the main body in TextFields. Is it possible to link the contents of these fields to a second field in the header of ...
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Enable Adobe extended pdf features in latex, backwards compatibility for saving form data [duplicate]

Is there a way with latex to enable Adobe Reader Extended PDF Features? I am creating a pdf form using hyperref/eforms and want users to be able to save the data entered into the form locally, and to ...