Fillable--an authoritative cite ... plus something you may not have knows about PDFs

Subject: Fillable--an authoritative cite ... plus something you may not have knows about PDFs
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 17:10:15 -0500

The quote below is from Aandi Inston, who is the guru at comp.text.pdf. On top of that, he's British (at least I assume he is, because he works in the UK), so he probably tends to be averse to Americanisms.

[much snipped]
>
> Answer to frequently asked question: "I have a PDF
> form. How do I fill it?"
>
> 1. If you have Acrobat Reader you can fill in a form
> provided it has been made "fillable". Just move the
> cursor over the form and it will turn into an
> "I-beam" where you can type.
>
...

>
> Follow-on questions:
>
> "Aren't all forms fillable? What do you mean fillable?"
>
> A form is fillable if the creator of the form prepared
> it specially, using Acrobat. Here are two PDF files for
> you to compare, of an ever popular USA tax form:
>
> Ordinary PDF, not fillable:
> http://ftp.fedworld.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf
>
> Fillable version of the same PDF:
> http://ftp.fedworld.gov/pub/irs-fill/f1040.pdf
>
> "How can I tell if a form is fillable?"
>
...


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