Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158992
pdf-viewers in FC can not correctly display, edit, save pdf-forms
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:06 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.7.8-1.3.1
Description of problem:
try to display, edit, save forms in a pdf-form and you will see that only acroread >=5.1 can do this job correctly.
please enhance the included pdf-viewer or include acroread in future releases, at least in extras.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to edit and save a pdf-form with the fedora included pdf-viewer
(evince, xpdf, kpdf)
Actual Results: nothing works as expected except acroread >=5.1
acroread <5.1 can edit but not save
acroread >=5.1 can edit and save
since a short time acroread 7.x is officilay available for linux
as tar.gz and rpm
$ pdfinfo fw9.pdf
Title: Form W-9 (Rev. January 2005)
Subject: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certificate
Creator: OneForm Designer Plus
Producer: Acrobat Distiller 6.0.1 (Windows)
ModDate: Tue Mar 15 07:22:47 2005
Page size: 612 x 792.008 pts (letter)
File size: 79195 bytes
PDF version: 1.3
On a related note, if a form _has_ been edited in acroread, evince doesn't seem
to show the parts which were filled in. xpdf and kpdf do show those parts.
The form to which shrek-m refers is http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
This is being tracked upstream.