[Scribus] Exporting PDF Forms

Maciej Hanski ma_han2000
Sat Jun 9 12:04:07 CEST 2007

Never you mind napisa?(a):
> On 04/06/2007, at 12:42 AM, Maciej Hanski wrote:
>> Never you mind napisa?(a):
>>> I've just installed scribus and followed the "Create a PDF
>>> form" tutorial. The pdf that accompanies the tutorial works as
>>> expected. When I open the tutorial file and do File->Export->Save as
>>> PDF my file doesn't work as expected. The interactive fields don't
>>> allow user input. I'd like to be able to create PDF forms for
>>> interacting with web forms.
>> No good news here, since PDF forms support in Scribus,,
>> and the current 1.3.10cvs has been totally broken for a couple of
>> months, see these bug reports:
>> http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=5442
>> http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=5444
>> You could try using Scribus 1.3.4 (unstable series) for generating PDF
>> forms, but since 1.3.4 isn't recommended for production usage, we have 
>> a
>> kind of deadlock in this area.
> That's bad news. I wanted to start building a lot of PDF forms and 
> built Scribus specifically for that job. If I can't go forwards, can I 
> go backwards to an earlier version (and how would I do that)?
> malcolm

I can't really recommend any specific version, I would start going
backwards with (which should be less buggy than and If you don't need Umlauts and such non-English glyphs, you
could start with too.

In the long run, we can only hope PDF forms support will be fixed again
in the next stable release


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