[Scribus] PDF Form Issue

Dwain Alford dwain.alford
Mon Jan 29 08:01:30 CET 2007

i have the full version of acrobat 5.  i haven't used reader in years, but
i'll take a stab basing my choices on aa5.

is there a "forms" tab in your preferences.  if there is, is ther a
"highlight form fields" check box.  if there is, check it and you should be
good to go.


On 1/29/07, JT Perry <jt at perrypack.com> wrote:
> I am having a problem with creating pdf form fields in my version of
> Scribus.  My about window says but with a date of January 9,
> 2007.  (So does this mean I am on 3.7?).  I am running Ubuntu Edgy
> using and using the debian.scribus.net repository.
> I also have installed.
> Steps to repro my issue, in 1.3.X:
> 1) Create new Scribus document
> 2) Add text frame, insert some sample text like "Hello World"
> 3) Add PDF text field, change name to txtHello
> 4) Save scribus document
> 5) Export to PDF, change format to PDF 1.3
> If I open in Adobe Reader 7.0, I can not see the border or focus the
> input on the PDF field.  I can see the text frame and the "Hello
> World".  Adobe does give me the warning that "you can't save but you
> can print" (paraphrased).
> If I follow the exact steps in, with the exception of having
> to choose Acrobat 5.0 instead of PDF 1.3, it works as expected.  I can
> see the field border and I can input text.
> Any ideas before I enter a bug?
> Thanks
> JT
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