Re: [OT] US tax forms with acroread from debian-multimedia
On Wed, 2011-03-09 at 10:10 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> Camaleón wrote:
> > On Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:31:48 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> >> Last year I was able to fill out US taxforms with acroread 8.1.3.
> >> This year I run amd64 and installed acroread (version 9.4.2) from
> >> debian-multimedia but I cannot edit a single form although the document
> >> properties say "fillable".
> >> Has anyone filled out US taxforms with a pdf viewer?
> > Do you have any URI that we can test?
> Yes, get form 1040 from here: http://www.irs.gov/
> It's the first PDF on the top lefthand side. On my system clicking that
> downloads the form and opens acroread with it. You're supposed to be
> able to fill in any of the formfields.
> > Acrobat Reader 9.4.2 is the latest version available (still no Acrobat X
> > for linux), but filling forms should not be a problem for Acrobat's app
> > unless the PDF form has any "specific" requirement on the client side.
> > If you have Okular or Evince also installed, it is worth a try to test
> > with these.
> > Greetings,
If I recall correctly, the ability to fill in forms in not part of the
acroread .deb file but rather included in the plugins. Have you
installed acroread-plugins? Good luck - John