Forum Feature requests

PDF Forms Support

abitgone
Hi,

It would be great if, by using the HTML form controls (INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT etc.) we could generate PDF forms that could be filled in by end-users.

Thanks.
oliof
I support this feature request. It would be great!
mikeday
It would be great, and it's on the roadmap, but it might take a little while to get there. :)
itnrant
abitgone wrote:
Hi,

It would be great if, by using the HTML form controls (INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT etc.) we could generate PDF forms that could be filled in by end-users.

Thanks.


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adriencater
Count me in on this one too - it's another thing I find amazing that InDesign (still, amazingly) can't do, and it would be that much cooler if Prince did.
joelmeador
This feature would be really awesome to have.

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doug316
Looks like this suggestion is fairly dated. Is there yet a development priority or schedule for this feature?

I don't need so much for a mapping of HTML input fields, but some way to create editable PDF fields.
clemensp
Hello PrinceXML team,

How far into the roadmap is this feature?
It would be great if at least input textfields were supported as a first pass. :)

Thanks!
mikeday
We definitely want to do this, but there are many other things on the roadmap that we need to get through first. We'll get there as soon as we can; possibly sooner, if we can clone our developers. :)
knottedhandkerchief
I work for a large company and have just been asked to find a product so we can export documents (built on the fly according to user input) as editable PDFs. As we operate in several countries, from separate hosting, we'll need several server licences for starters.

That should help you clone a developer!

Our requirement is just for input fields in the first instance (second would be textfield, then radio/check boxes - nothing fancy, as the PDF has to be printable.

We've hunted around for a PDF solution, with high quality output - this seems to be it. We just need editable fields...
atopher
Hello.....Just wondering if this was developed - can't see it on the roadmap, or the docs?

Thanks
mikeday
Not yet, it's still on the roadmap. But we need to add support for tagged PDF first.
chaoser
We are waiting for this feature also..
martin_schweizer
We need this feature as well - so pleeeease - move it to the next release if possible!
NB: First request if from Aug 1st 2008!

Prince XML is cool - and I really want to avoid beeing urged to add FormFields in another pass using another tool!
mikeday
We will get there, honestly. :D
no1uknow
+1 Mike, we really need HTML/PDF forms as well.

Is there an ETA when dev will begin?
mikeday
Currently we are committed to delivering JavaScript DOM functionality needed for charting libraries, so it will have to wait a while. It might help if you could email me (mikeday@yeslogic.com) more details on your requirements; there is a lot of variation when it comes to PDF forms, and no clear specification for us to work towards.