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scan to PDF and create form - Typewriter

Postby jimwelchok on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:16 am

I want to scan in a paper form and turn it into a PDF form, so I can fill it out, like I was using a typewriter.
It looks like a windows software from Nuance, PDF Converter Professional 6, does this. Is there a Linux GPL that does this?
I tried PDFedit, but could not get it to work, so far.
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Re: scan to PDF and create form - Typewriter

Postby lagagnon on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:31 am

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Re: scan to PDF and create form - Typewriter

Postby altair4 on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:57 am

I'll admit this is a little off the wall but if your question is how to fill out the form after you have the pdf you might try this:

Install xournal from synaptic
Open xournal: Menu > Accessories > Xournal

Once opened select File > Annotate PDF
Then Tools > Text ( you can change the text font and size: Tools > Text Font )

When you're done you can File > Export to PDF

The placement of the inserted text can become nerve racking, and if you have a large form with many inserts I guarantee you will search the net for a better alternative. But for small jobs it might be worth a look.
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