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Mike Scott wrote:
Hi all. I've just been looking at making pdf forms with Writer. Easier than I'd thought.

I've been able to create a sample form with text fields and open this with xreader, evince or firefox. Firefox is able to display, edit and save a form whatever the content.

However, evince and xreader refuse to even show data for radio buttons or a checkbox control and will not alter the settings. Similarly, pdftotext does not print the setting of such a control.

I'm not sure this is strictly an LO issue, but has anyone met similar problems with LO-produced forms?

I'm working on Mint 21.2 (LO, but will need the resulting pdf's to be usable by Windows users too.

Oh, and is there any known way (CLI) of extracting the data fields from a pdf form? pdftotext seems rather ham-fisted: surely there's something better!

Apologies if this is too far OT; but any advice would be helpful, thanks.

Mike Scott
Sorry ... not much experienece with LO pdf forms, or LO forms in general, but should very much like to know how your forms might function under Okular.  I am willing to try testing that for you, if you could send one of your forms to me attached to an email, but if you have access to Okular, your results would do as well.

As a side note: I have had success in using both Firefox and Okular to complete, save, and print, downloaded Adobe Acrobat pdf forms, but not with any other pdf reader.  And I have never tested anything recently, on a Windows system as I don't have one.
Fred James

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