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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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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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Make ChoiceMenu not fillable in hyperref form dependent on other ChoiceMenu

I have a form and there is a ChoiceMenu with three different possibilities. For two of them I have a further ChoiceMenu and it does not make sense to fill them out if the belonging option of the first ...
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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 ...
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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 ...