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Re: Editing PDF forms

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 04:13:09PM +0100, Dave Howorth wrote:
| Jerome BENOIT wrote:
| >what you can do is to print the filled form as PostScript file,
| >and then conver the PS output int PDF.

This is what I've done before.  If you need to make only minor changes
to the result, then using a text editor on the PS data is doable.

For example, earlier in the year I wasn't sure which tax form I needed
to use.  So I filled in data in each of them and printed them to PS
files.  Then I went back and adjusted some of the text fields in the
PS as necessary, then printed it.  It worked rather well.

| Do you know of software that will convert the PS to a PDF form?

I don't know of any such tools.  ps2pdf will convert PS to PDF but it
doesn't create an editable form.

I suppose another option is to print the PDFs, then use another tool
to layout the field values and print that on the same sheet giving the
appearance of having filled out the form normally.  (that is, if you
can submit paper instead of the filled-out PDF)

Another option is to notify managment that their decision will cost
them more money because they need to buy you Acrobat (and a Windows
station to run it).


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