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Re: [OT] US tax forms with acroread from debian-multimedia

John A. Sullivan III wrote:
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.


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

Hey John, that's it! The .deb does not allow you to fill in forms but the plugin does: installed mozilla-acroread. Thanks!


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