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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0013148ScribusUsabilitypublic2016-04-13 03:19
Reportermardukbp Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.1svn 
Summary0013148: Convert scanned form in to fillable PDF form
DescriptionI opened a scanned form in PDF format in Scribus 1.5 and, to my surprise, it recognized all the check boxes and lines. I then right-clicked on a line, selected Convert to, but unfortunately the option PDF Text Field is missing. Same for PDF Check Box.

What I would like is that selecting a line and then converting it to PDF Text Field results in Scribus automagically inserting a text field with the same width and a reasonable height (with a corresponding font size).

I have long wanted to be able to convert a scanned form to a fillable form and I believe this is a recurrent need for a lot of people. Unfortunately, many universities are unaware of the existence of Scribus and are still producing forms that have to be printed and filled in by hand. I am aware that Acrobat Professional can automatically do what I want, but I only use Linux and free software.

Thank you for making this wonderful application!
Tagsforms, gui, PDF


related to 0009159 new PDF form fields don't import correctly 
related to 0011755 new PDF Form fields name not updated 
child of 0003831 acknowledged Metabug: PDF Forms 


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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-06-18 17:20 mardukbp New Issue
2015-06-18 17:23 mardukbp Tag Attached: 1.5.0
2015-06-18 17:23 mardukbp Tag Attached: forms
2015-06-18 17:23 mardukbp Tag Attached: interface
2016-01-23 14:18 Kunda Product Version => 1.5.1svn
2016-01-23 14:18 Kunda Summary Create PDF form on top of scanned form => Convert scanned form in to fillable PDF form
2016-01-23 14:19 Kunda Tag Detached: 1.5.0
2016-04-13 02:47 Kunda Tag Attached: gui
2016-04-13 02:47 Kunda Tag Detached: interface
2016-04-13 02:54 Kunda Tag Attached: PDF
2016-04-13 02:57 Kunda Relationship added related to 0009159
2016-04-13 03:08 Kunda Relationship added related to 0011755
2016-04-13 03:19 Kunda Relationship added child of 0003831