[Scribus] pdf forms
Mon Feb 14 20:27:50 CET 2005
>> From: wayne
>> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 2:14 PM
>> Been meaning to ask about this. What's the difference between an
>> online pdf form and an HTML form that we see in most web pages? Why
>> would I want to use (create) a pdf form? I do use HTML forms and I
>> noticed the pdf form creation commands in Scribus and I was
>> wondering why people use them.
Suppose you have a paper form that you want filled out. You can
either have it:
1) filled out by hand. This makes it harder on the person reading
the form and can introduce errors when their writing is poor, or
2) put it in an old-fashioned (TM) typewriter. That requires the
person filling out the form to have a typewriter and spend the
effort to get the type lined up with all the spaces on the form.
With a PDF form, I can download a form from the web, fill it out on
my computer and print it out. For instance, before I did my taxes
on the computer, I'd type my form 1040 on a PDF form and print it
out for mailing to the IRS. The last time I renewed my passport I
did the same thing. The forms are submitted on paper but can be
typed on the computer.
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