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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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{...
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hiding the dropdown arrow in choicemenu

In creating forms is it possible to hide or even remove the dropdown arrow in ChoiceMenu? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form} \ChoiceMenu[print,combo,...
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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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Problem with multiple sets of radio buttons in PDF generated from hyperref

I know very little about Forms with hyperref, but I have a suspicion that this might be related to the fact that you're supposed to only have one Form in a document. I would essentially like to ...
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\CheckBox with hyperref: not able to check it

I'm using this simple example: \documentclass[hidelinks, english, a4paper, 11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} % typeset hyperlinks \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{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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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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How to batch generate badges with a list of names?

I want to make a number of badges using LaTeX for the participants of a summer school. There are 40 or so people, so I don't want to manually change the name and compile and then print. I could think ...
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How to create a document containing forms?

Is it easy to make a PDF document containing forms in LaTeX? I tried to use TextFields but a friend of mine said that it won't work on every operating system PDF readers?
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No checked Checkbox on hyperref package

Look at the following MWE. A checked checkbox should appear, but it isn't. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form}[action={http://your-web-server.com/path/...
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Tabular form wrapped around article [closed]

I have a strange beast of a technical report format for my job that I would like to port to TeX to help formatting. The problem is I'm not sure where to start. The essential problem is this: every ...
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complicated form [closed]

\documentclass{complicatedform} %title{Writing a LaTeX Class File to Produce a Form} \begin{document} \collaborator{Dr A Person}{CMP}{1234} \collaborator{Prof A.N. Other}{ENV}{5678} \otherfunding{This ...
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Forms are not displayed in evince viewer

I'm using eforms package to make form. I have read the documentation and copied the same as in the doc but the form are not displayed in evince or in okular. The form are displayed in adobe reader but ...
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eforms vs hyperref

I need to create fillable pdf files. In first time I need just to add combox that contains Yes/No in a column of a table. I have looked questions here and I found this : Creating fillable PDFs How ...
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Why are checkboxes always checked, regardless of default or configuration? [closed]

Weird situation in a form: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \title{Test of checkbox} \author{Me} \date{\today} \maketitle \begin{Form} \CheckBox[name=Test]{This} \\ \...
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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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Creating a form action which generates a PDF [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate question! The thread I have been referred to uses highly OS dependent ways of accomplishing this task. I am looking for something that OS independent. Please remove the ...
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How can I create a line with small text below it as in contracts? [duplicate]

I would like to create a line with text below it as it can be seen often in contracts: Ideally, that line would have a fillable element over it. Minimal Working Example The best I could come up (...
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Highlighting words in forms if they are too long

I am using the following code to have LaTeX fill paper forms for bank payments. The single cells in the form have a maximum width so my question is the following: Can I make LaTeX highlight those text ...
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Creating PDF-forms with TeX/LaTeX? [duplicate]

I've been looking at the creation of PDF-forms - ie. PDF-documents with boxes where the user may fill in information like name and phonenumber or simply check a box to confirm something - in ...
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How to enumerate inside form

I am trying to create a task list wherein I can mark if a task is done or not using check boxes. I am using CheckBox from Form for that. Now I want to enumerate those tasks. Part of my Latex content ...
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Fillable forms with hyperref [closed]

I am trying to create a form with a preselected choice. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form} \ChoiceMenu[default=y,radio,name=test1]{Question:}{yes=y,no=...
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How to align the radio buttons in hyperref form?

I am trying to create a formular, this is my MWE: \documentclass[parskip=half]{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} \renewcommand{\LayoutChoiceField}[2]{% \leavevmode #2 #1% } \begin{document} \begin{Form}...
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Fill in boxes for forms in TikZ

I want to create a SEPA bank transfer form with IBAN How can I create a formfield with N fields, each 5 mm wide with separations like in the picture? At the moment I use a workaround with a for ...
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How to set the border color in PDF forms to none?

I want to set the color of the border for my text fields to be none. But the parameter doesn't seem to accept none as a value. Here is an example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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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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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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CheckBox (from hyperref) - tick by default

This may seem basic, but is there a way to make checkboxes ticked automatically? E.g. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{Form} \CheckBox[name=ch1]{Yes} \end{Form}...
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Hyperref TextFields dont't work when in tabular environment with xetex? [closed]

I created a pdf fillable form in LaTeX using hyperref text fields, then decided that I wanted to change the font of the whole form, so I tried to use XeTeX with fontspec. Unfortunately, when I do this,...
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hyperref fillable forms - breaking the rules

The hyperref manual states clearly: You must put your fields inside a Form environment (only one per file). However, I can put form fields outside of a Form and I can put more than one Form in a ...
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How to produce a period sequence

I would like to create a document which has a sequence of periods like: ...................... Date and ............................ Signature Is there any way to do it without typing all the ...
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\pushbuttons with Icons with pdflatex (xobject reference)

I would like to create a pushbutton with icons instead of text. Like the text in the example below the icons should change with the mouse options. The manual of the eforms package (eformman.pdf) ...
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How can I limit the writable space in hyperref's TextFields?

I'm creating a pdf form using hyperref. After it has been filled-out, the form will be printed. I'm looking for a way to prevent the user from entering more characters into a TextField than will be ...
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Creating form boxes with labels

I want to recreate a form with LaTeX, that can be filled by hand or --- of course --- via LaTeX. How can I create the boxes, with a footnotesized label at the top and enough space for the text to be ...
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Multi-line Comment Boxes in Interactive PDFs with LaTeX

I was looking to add a box to a pdf file in LaTeX. I tried to use TextField, but that only allows an input on one line. Is there a good command to make an box of more than one line and can be edited ...
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Creating form letter in LyX

This really refers to the following posting: How do I insert names into birthday invitations automatically? I've tried to used the suggested LaTeX coding in LyX and don't quite seem to get it to ...
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How can I change font in pdf forms? [closed]

I'm making a pdf form with "hyperref" package: \usepackage[unicode,pdftex,hidelinks]{hyperref} \hypersetup{unicode=true,pdfauthor={Author},pdfkeywords={some words}, pdftitle={some title},...
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Underlined text field in a fillable form

Is there a way to make an underlined text field in a fillable form? I am using the hyperref package to make a fillable form but I would also like to give the option of printing out the form and ...
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Testing system in beamer [closed]

Can I use \radioButton option in Beamer? I need to make test(choice) system with counting right answers in presentation mode, maybe there's any class for making testing. I have error with \usepackage[...
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In LaTeX, how to have a TextField with limited number of characters

I am using LaTeX to make a fillable PDF file. I use the \TextField command in the hyperref package to get the fillable field in the PDF file. In some places, I want to have a field which has a ...
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Hyperref font selection problem with babel and french

How one can change font in the text form? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[english,russian,french]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Is it possible to replace empty space in form with dots? [closed]

I want to create an empty form which will have several blocks. After adding text to boxes empty spaces will be replaces with dots. Is it possible? \documentclass[10pt]{extarticle} \usepackage[top=6....
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Creating a form without submit action [closed]

I'm trying to create a AcroForm using LaTeX. I also want to use pdftk to merge many PDFs. The problem is that pdftk does not behave well when it encounters it and the fields are hidden, as well as ...
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Locking Fields in Digital Signature

I am using eforms to create pdf where digital signature can be applied. Each document may have more than one digital signature field, ie so the document can be passed from person to person. There is ...
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How can I convert structured LaTeX file *to* CSV data

I am using a structured format to print patient's documenatation using LaTeX. The structure is like this: Demography Name Surname Age/Sex Address Clinical Details History, Past History, Personal ...
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pdftex and javascript forms with automatic calculations

I would like to create a PDF document in TeX with a form. Some of the fields in the form will be calculated based on the values of other fields. Here is a MWE, thanks to Victor Ivrii on the pdftex ...
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Is this a hyperref forms bug?

I tried to create a fillable form for our school using hyperref. Look at the following MWE: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[headheight=2in,headsep=0.1in,left=0.8in,right=0.8in,...
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Can TeX/LaTeX create fillable forms in a scanned pdf? [duplicate]

I wonder if TeX/LaTeX can create fillable forms in a scanned pdf, such as this one. I would like to fill out the places that are required to fill out. Thanks!
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TextField Multiline Form allows text larger than box [closed]

What i'm worried about is printing out a filled out Form where simple multiline TextFields have been filled out but most of the content is invisible because the box was too small. Ideally the height ...
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question on radiobuttons ( \ChoiceMenu[radio,…] ) of a fillable form made with package hyperref

I often use radiobuttons ( \ChoiceMenu[radio,...] ). But there is one aspect I am not happy about: If you select/check a certain button of your group of radiobuttons, then without javascript there is ...