Bug 158992 - pdf-viewers in FC can not correctly display, edit, save pdf-forms
Summary: pdf-viewers in FC can not correctly display, edit, save pdf-forms
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marco Pesenti Gritti
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-27 15:16 UTC by shrek-m
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-06-01 08:42:01 UTC

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Description shrek-m 2005-05-27 15:16:56 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
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):
evince 0.3.1-1

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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
Keywords:       Fillable
Author:         SE:W:CAR:MP
Creator:        OneForm Designer Plus
Producer:       Acrobat Distiller 6.0.1 (Windows)
CreationDate:   04-05-17
ModDate:        Tue Mar 15 07:22:47 2005
Tagged:         no
Pages:          4
Encrypted:      no
Page size:      612 x 792.008 pts (letter)
File size:      79195 bytes
Optimized:      no
PDF version:    1.3

Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2005-05-27 15:36:27 UTC
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

Comment 2 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2005-06-01 08:42:01 UTC
This is being tracked upstream.

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