Bug 105972 - PDF form export does not save field types
Summary: PDF form export does not save field types
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:pdf
: 126031 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export Form-Controls
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Reported: 2017-02-13 02:47 UTC by Christopher Smith
Modified: 2019-06-22 11:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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sample form as ODT with text, numeric, and date fields (10.95 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2017-02-13 02:47 UTC, Christopher Smith
that form rendered as a PDF/FDF form with default options (26.53 KB, application/pdf)
2017-02-13 02:48 UTC, Christopher Smith

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Description Christopher Smith 2017-02-13 02:47:51 UTC
Created attachment 131163 [details]
sample form as ODT with text, numeric, and date fields

I am exporting a LibreOffice form as FDF. On export, all fields (or at least numeric and date fields) are saved as plain text fields with no format restrictions. I first observed this behavior in 5.1; it is still present in
Comment 1 Christopher Smith 2017-02-13 02:48:58 UTC
Created attachment 131164 [details]
that form rendered as a PDF/FDF form with default options

Note that the fields that should be tagged as numeric or date are instead set as plain text.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2017-02-14 12:06:51 UTC
Did or work in a version older than 5.1? I don't have Adobe Acrobat on this machine, so cannot test, have to try on another one later.
Comment 3 Christopher Smith 2017-02-14 15:10:00 UTC
I had not tried to export PDF forms in a version older than 5.1.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2017-02-17 14:45:57 UTC
Confirmed with A. Reader XI.

Win 8.1 32-bit
LibO Version:
Build ID: 9077f1f110a35ed223fb47e9eaa329dd19528e38
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.29; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-02-16_23:34:39
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: group
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-02-18 03:38:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-12-10 07:22:15 UTC

ID сборки: d1b41307be3f8c19fe6f1938cf056e7ff1eb1d18
Потоков ЦП: 4; ОС:Windows 6.1; Отрисовка ИП: по умолчанию; VCL: win; 
Локаль: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: ru-RU
Calc: threaded
Comment 7 Dieter Praas 2019-06-22 11:49:24 UTC
Still repro in

Version: (x64)
Build ID: b170256fb6ebaf774b02b89835b19d9f3a1afb89
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-06-07_03:30:35
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 8 Dieter Praas 2019-06-22 11:50:36 UTC
*** Bug 126031 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***