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Re: google-chrome pdf editor

On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 09:58:25 -0500, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

> Camaleón wrote:
>> On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:54:13 -0500, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
>>> Google-chrome has a builtin pdf editor.
>> An editor or a viewer?
> Aha, chrome://plugins says 'Chrome PDF Viewer'. But why would it allow
> you to change text fields?

Yep, PDF viewers/readers can also fill forms :-)

>> Haven't tested it but I know there are PDF files that cannot be saved
>> locally (it's forbidden by policy), they have been done just to be
>> filled and sent online to the remote server (or printed and posted by
>> courier), so ensure this is not such case.
> The files from www.irs.gov specifically *can* be saved locally

Let me check it with my Evince... mmm, it works fine (Evince 2.32.0), 
data is restored once the form is filled and saved. And if we attend to 


Chrome should also be able to fill forms but it does not say a word about 
"saving" them :-?

Tip: try to "print" the file to a PDF (by using your DE PDF virtual 
printer) instead "saving" it.

>> But I bet you'll need Acrobat Reader, I would first test with it.
> But with amd64 that is such a dog :-(

I know, I know... It's a real pain ;-(

Maybe you can try with another PDF editor.



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