Packaging acrotex with TeX Live
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 00:31:27 CEST 2020
ne 11. 10. 2020 v 23:30 odesílatel George N. White III
<gnwiii at gmail.com> napsal:
> On Sun, 11 Oct 2020 at 16:17, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ne 11. 10. 2020 v 20:54 odesílatel Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> napsal:
>> > On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 1:14 PM Robert Alessi <alessi at robertalessi.net> wrote:
>> >> On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 01:07:21PM -0400, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> >> [...]
>> >> > PDF forms work with Apple Preview, Acrobat Reader and Skim all of which
>> >> > are free.
>> >> As in free beer I am afraid, not in free speech.
>> >> --
>> >> Robert Alessi
>> > Actually, hyperref allows creation of pdf forms
>> > I checked on our Linux server: indeed Okular can display forms but cannot fill them
>> > but evince can fill and save!
> There have been multiple forms implementations (Wikpedia). Some software lets you overlay text in form
> In particular, Adobe XML Forms Architecture (XFA, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFA) is not
> compatible with ISO 32000's AcroForms feature, and most PDF processors do not handle XFA
> content. The XFA specification is referenced from ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 as an external proprietary
> specification, was deprecated in ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0).
> It would be nice to have an open source tool that tells you what forms implementation is used by
> a given PDF document.
I have tried the document and okular says:
This document has XFA forms, which are currently unsupported.
evince just says that I need a newer Acrobat Reader
gs says the same
libreoffice says the same
qpdfview-qt5 says the same with strange formatting (extremely wide font)
After googling a little I have downloaded, installed and tested Master
PDF Editor from https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/#get
It can fill in XFA forms and save the file. Tested in Fedora 32.
>> > --
>> Last time I tried this April when I had to fill PDF forms of health
>> security. Both okular and evince failed to display them. Next April I
>> will have to do the same job.
>> > Victor Ivrii
>> Zdeněk Wagner
> George N. White III
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