FreeBSD Equivalent To Adobe Acrobat

The Doctor doctor at
Thu Jul 6 04:00:03 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jul 06, 2017 at 12:57:02PM +0930, Shane Ambler wrote:
> On 04/07/2017 10:02, B J wrote:
> > I tried several and those you mentioned might have been among them.
> > None of them appeared to fill in blanks, assuming, of course, I did
> > things right in the first place.  For each one, I would get a message,
> > embedded in the file I was looking at, which said something about me
> > having to use Acrobat.
> Could depend on the specific pdf file, pdfs can have some adobe only 
> features such as XFA and javascript, as these aren't part of the 
> official spec I expect they aren't supported in free software.
> As it has been a few years since I used a pdf form I was curious and 
> searched for some samples and found both okular and evince allowed me to 
> fill in and save the forms, one form I got didn't display form data in 
> evince even though I could see it while editing.
> I found that okular has better annotation tools (Tools->Review) which 
> includes an inline text annotation which would work if you are printing 
> the form but may not work if you are submitting it electronically.

Anyone porting XPDF?

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