Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?

Subject: Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:41:23 -0600

I did not. I'm not inclined to start installing other applications on the off chance that they might work.

I'm also unable to dictate to the client which tools should be installed on the field force's tablets. The client requested PDF and that's what I'll deliver.

Best Regards,

Mike
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On 1/8/2015 1:38 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

Did you try converting the Word file to PDF using LibreOffice to see
if its support for PDF forms is better? Or, for that matter, running
LibreOffice on the tablets?

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:24 AM, Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com> wrote:
Oddly enough, I've been working on a form for a client. I developed the form
in Word and created macros to deal with the calculations involving the form
fields. Beautiful... works just the way I want it. However, when I got about
90% done, the client told me they wanted it as a PDF (the field personnel
all have tablets and don't have access to Word to fill out the form). I
tried the form recognition in Acrobat Professional v8.0 and the results were
horrible.

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References:
Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?: From: ryan . minaker
Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?: From: Tony Chung
Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?: From: Mike Starr
Re: Interactive PDFs from Word -- best solution to a painful process?: From: Robert Lauriston

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