[Scribus] pdf forms
Mon Feb 14 20:43:12 CET 2005
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:05:25 -1000
wayne <iw at ukulele.com> wrote:
> 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.
Being online doesn't mean, that the things you see in your browser aren't on your computer --- your browser does always to get them first, html, pdf, jpg, whatever.
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