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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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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Latex form submission

How can I submit form such that the PDF is flattened upon submission?i.e. when the file is opened one cannot reenter information the fillable areas? what is the correct code to initiate the form to ...
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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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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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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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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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hyperref form and insdljs problem saving

I have written a form with LaTeX using hyperref and I have embedded some Java code (using insdljs). I am not a Java programmer at all, but I find it quite intuitive, at least for what I am doing. ...
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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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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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PDF form auto filled choices for printing

I would like to create a form in latex. There should be auto filled choices and this form should be printable. Example: I tried to do it with ChoiceMenu (combo) but it doesn't look pretty if I want ...
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Creating fillable PDFs

I'd like to create a LaTeX document that when rendered into PDF, has forms that can be filled out using Adobe Reader or other such programs. Then I'd like to be able to extract the data. I ...
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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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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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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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Datepicker for LaTeX fillable form

I am replicating a fillable/savable form from LiveCycle with LaTeX using \CheckBox and \TextField items. I would also like to replicate the pop-up calendar / datepicker feature. I am aware of the ...
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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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How can I superimpose LaTeX / TeX output over a PDF file?

I have a form as a PDF file. I would like to use LaTeX/TeX to overlay my text over the form, and send the output to either a print or another PDF file. Is this possible? How would I go about it?
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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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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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Embedding a complete rather than a partial font

Is it possible to make XELatex embed a full rather than a partial font? The reason I ask is that I am trying to induce a fillable form to use the body font (a question asked before by several ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...