[Scribus] Filling in forms which are supplied as PDFs
Sun Apr 30 19:57:22 CEST 2006
On Sunday 30 April 2006 18:38, Morten Langlo wrote:
> s?n, 30 apr, 2006, 17:09:40 +0100, skrev David Goodenough:
> > On Sunday 30 April 2006 12:45, Morten Langlo wrote:
> > > s?n, 30 apr, 2006, 12:14:22 +0100, skrev David Goodenough:
> > > > On Sunday 30 April 2006 11:38, Morten Langlo wrote:
> > > > > l?r, 29 apr, 2006, 11:35:17 +0100, skrev David Goodenough:
> > > It is this form you talk about?
> > >
> > > www.companieshouse.gov.uk/forms/generalForms/287.pdf
> > >
> > > Acrobat Reader for linux reads this form very well, and you
> > > _kan_ fill in the fields, and then print to printer or to a PS-file !!
> > > - I have just tried it again!!
> > >
> > > Morten
> > OK, I installed acrobat 7.0.5 as packaged for Debian from the marillat
> > site. Reading the help I should have a Document Bar from which I
> > should be able to turn on Highlight Fields. I can not find a Docoment
> > Bar, or any way to turn on Hightlight Fields. Can you point me at
> > the right place please?
> If you move the cursor to just below the tools-bar, its shape changes
> to two horizontal lines with an up and down arrow, if you then right click
> the mouse you can choose "show document message bar" (the cursor must
> not touch the tools-bar) and you should get a yellow bar above the
> document, where you find a check box "highlight fields".
This does not seem to happen in 7.0.5.
> But, in acroread 7.0.1, this is not needed to fill in the fields.
As 7.0.5 does not seem to provide this I will try downgrading to 7.0.1.
> If in Edit->preferences->Forms
This does not seem to exist in the 7.0.5 version I just installed
> you remove check-mark for "Always hide forms document message bar",
> then this "yellow bar" pops up when you open the document, if any
> forms is found in the document!
> > Also when I move the cursor over a field the pointer changed from
> > the hand to an arrow, not an i-beam. According to the Help this is
> > required for being able to fill in a text field.
> Try to move the cursor a little bit up and down, and its shape
> might change to I-shape, when you find the writeable field.
> I do not do anything special to fill in the form just:
> * Open the document,
> * click on a field and start writing.
> Pres TAB to get to the next field
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