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Bug#383371: gpdf: Does not display text filled into a form by pdftk

On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 16:00 +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Adam C Powell IV <hazelsct@debian.org> [060816 22:55]:
> > I just filled in a couple of forms using:
> > pdftk input.pdf fill_form data.fdf output output.pdf
> > 
> > Both xpdf and gv display the filled in text correctly, but neither gpdf
> > nor evince does; they only display the form with blank lines where text
> > should be.
> I don't know anything about gpdf, but some idea to better isolate the
> problem: Does that also happen when you flatten[1] the .pdf using pdftk?
> Without flatten the value is just the default value of the field, but
> still part of that field stuff, after flatten it should be regular text
> within the the .pdf, so if it shows up after flatten it might just be
> libpoppler does not support form fields, while not showing up even with
> flatten might be a deeper error.

Aha!  Yes, flatten makes this work, thanks.  Sounds like libpoppler does
not support form fields.

> Hochachtungsvoll,
> 	Bernhard R. Link
> [1] don't ask me before or after what you have to write "flatten",
> as I cannot remember pdftk syntax for more than 5 seconds.

Me too, I always have to have a separate tab with the man page. :-)

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