Created attachment 154554 [details]
PDF file generatedthrough the "Export as PDF" / "PDF form" command
I created a Writer document with form fields in order to generate a PDF form with fields to be filled-iin through the 'Export As PDF' and then "Create PDF Form" checked as I did in previous versions of LibreOffice.
The rendered PDF file reflects the orginal Open Document but it is not a PDF form with interactive form fields as it did before, or at least not seen as form by usual PDF readers (I personnaly use "Foxit Phantom PDF").
I tried in checking in and out and changing various options in the PDF Export dialog but no change.
I noticed that, on the contrary of previous LibO versions (and other options in the dialog box in the version 6.3), the check box "Export as PDF form" do not remain checked when I do a new export.
An export of the same Writer file from Libo 6.1 gave me the expected result at once.
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Created attachment 154646 [details]
Original Writer file
Here is the original Writer file used to export the PDF file previously attached.
As required, I switched bug status back to UNCONFIRMED
@Thierry : what exactly do you mean when you write that the form doesn't have interactive form fields ?
I took your Writer document, exported it to PDF, the FPDF option was already activated in my export dialog, and I can click on the form fields, tick boxes, etc and fill in data.
No repro with
Build ID: b79626edf0065ac373bd1df5c28bd630b4424273
Threads CPU : 8; OS : Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: osx;
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Note that in my case, I was opening the PDF file generated from the Writer file in Apple's Preview.
I also tried opening my generated PDF in Adobe Reader and could edit the data of the form fields in that too.
As an aside, the display of the form is actually quite terrible (font magnification, overlapping fields) in both Preview.app and Adobe Reader, but that I would guess is a completely different bug.
On my side, the "Export as PDF" c/w "as PDF Form" gives a PDF file with no clickable fields or check box (see my first attachment with the PDF file generated on my computer at work (Windows 10 + Libo 220.127.116.11).
Achieving this export on a parallel installation of Libo 6.1 exports correctly with clickable form controls in the PDF.
Regarding appearance, Export under Windows 10 is correct.
@Thierry : thanks.
I'm guessing that this is a Windows specific bug then.
not repro with:
Version: 18.104.22.168 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
exported pdf (FDF) is editable with Acrobat Reader DC.
I was experiencing exactly the same symptoms with
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Linux 4.12; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: gtk3;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI-Sprache: de-DE
openSUSE Leap 15.1
A PDF export with PDF-Form option would create form fields in the PDF that were not editable or even enter-able at all. The fields of the .odt were visible in the PDF but not usable as form fields. I used "evince" as PDF viewer.
When I tested it on the same system (same account, same LO user profile) with an earlier LO version it was working though. I thought it is a regression, but after that re-testing again with above newest LO version it suddenly worked as well.
I figured out that deleting the LO user profile helped solving the problem in my case.
Strange that bug 127493 is opposite.
When testing exported PDF, it's better to try different options (pdf/a) and open all in different readers, because we have some issues with Adobe Reader.
I couldn't reproduce with original attachment 154646 [details], I always get bug 127493, I tried also https://online.foxitsoftware.com/phantompdf.
Although I have the same for PDF attachment 154554 [details].
Thierry, please see that bug and reset profile (permanently if not customized ot temp. jsut rename "user" folder" in profile).
(In reply to Timur from comment #10)
> I couldn't reproduce with original attachment 154646 [details], I always get
> bug 127493, I tried also https://online.foxitsoftware.com/phantompdf.
> Although I have the same for PDF attachment 154554 [details].
> Thierry, please see that bug and reset profile (permanently if not
> customized ot temp. jsut rename "user" folder" in profile).
Sorry for my late answer.
I "reset" my Libo User Folder and, as you mentioned, the form was generated with active fields in the PDF but the ones filled with default values in the ODT were generated empty as described in bug 127493 :(
Thanks, I conclude this is a duplicate.
If not, please explain and feel free to set Unconfirmed again.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 127493 ***