[Scribus] pdf forms

wayne iw
Mon Feb 14 21:05:25 CET 2005

On Monday 14 February 2005 09:27 am, Henry Hartley wrote:

> >> 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.

So, the whole form is downloaded into your computer? I thought you would fill 
it in online and print it out, just like an HTML form.

How do you sign your name (signature) in a pdf form?


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