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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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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Creating a PDF form that accepts uploaded images

I am creating some forms that require users to stick photos in boxes. I was wondering if one could, with some PDF magic, create forms that could accept user supplied (via an upload button on the form) ...
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Cannot select radio elements, even output is not similiar

Referring to this post my output first doesn't look similiar and I also can't click on the elements. I've used the exact same code there. Has anyone an idea why this happens? His first example: \...
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How to vertically align the baseline of a hyperref form Text Field with surrounding text?

I try to vertically align hyperref's TextField such that the filled text is level with the surrounding text, for any text size. The accepted solution to How to align text in Textfield form to the ...
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Latex forms, MakeTextField, LayoutTextField and javascript questions

I trying to do underlined TextField with label under the field (hyperref package). using Underlined text field in a fillable form i tried to renew MakeTextField: \renewcommand{\MakeTextField}[2]{{\...
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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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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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Is a document compiled with pdfLaTeX which includes a Form environment (hyperref) likely to compatible with the standard Linux pdf viewer?

I'll offer the disclaimer that, in my question, I may have been stretching the truth when I said `a' Form environment. The Form environment is implemented in a .cls file to which there are multiple ...
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Fillable fields vanish from PDF form when include'd in another PDF

I have created, using hyperref, a set of fillable PDF forms. When I open the PDFs in Adobe Acrobat Reader, the forms work as expected (these are simple no-frills forms without any JavaScript - one of ...
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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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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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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 / 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fillable forms with compiled output

I am interested in the following. A pdf file has to contain 3 forms, say A B and C. Form A is fillable, and an input can be a latex mathematical code, like $\frac{\sin x}{x}$, whatever. Form B is ...
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Forms and graphs

I am trying to write a document for my students to practice on quadratic functions. Using a form, the student can enter the coefficients of the quadratic functions and is then given the discriminant (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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formatting the text in choicemenu

In the following example, I would like to have 'No' in red. However, Latex does not compile the file. I wonder what can be done to color code the choices. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...