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Forms in PDF

Post by endusermint »

I want to be able to complete tax and other official .pdf forms like DMV applications etc in the PDF viewer.

I have done this on windows, is this possible on Linux mint? If not its a definite wanted feature.

Is there some other open source PDF viewer I can use to do this?

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Re: Forms in PDF

Post by kukamuumuka »

Master PDF Editor
Master PDF Editor provides you advanced functions for working with PDF format:

• Create new PDF or edit existing ones.
• Add and/or edit bookmarks in PDF files.
• Fast and simple PDF forms fill out.
• Changing font attributes (size, family, color etc).
• Encrypt and/or protect PDF files using 128 bit encryption.
• Convert XPS files into PDF.
• JavaScript support.
• Dynamic XFA form support.
• Validation Forms and Calculate Values.
• Add PDF controls (like buttons, checkboxes, lists, etc.) into your PDFs.
• Import/export PDF pages into common graphical formats including BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIFF.
• Signing PDF documents with digital signature, signatures creation and validation.
• Free PDF Editor on Linux ( for non-commercial use)
PS. If you install using deb-package, you need to rename to package.deb at first.
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Re: Forms in PDF

Post by aGordeno »

For tax purposes, PDFfiller should come in handy. For example, that's the tool for working with w9 forms exactly, and it's supported by the IRS, afaik. But MasterPDF takes the point here because it's free and works nicely as well, while PDFfiller is paid by monthly subscription. Hadn't tried the first one though
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Re: Forms in PDF

Post by Halbarad »

Sorry for replying so late, I guess the OP has already solved one way or another, but this may be of interest to someone else. Libreoffice Draw is very convenient for filling up pdf forms. Open the pdf document with Libreoffice Draw. You can then fill in forms that have suitable input boxes but you can also add text to any pdf document; double click the document until the cursor appears (up left) and enter carriage returns and spaces to move the cursor to the blank spaces you want to fill in. To save the document, choose Export to pdf in the File menu.
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