PDF form fields appear blank, but contain data
Submitted by Germán Poo-Caamaño
Assigned to poppler-bugs
Created attachment 140054 PDF Test case (Form with hidden data)
As reported in https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evince/issues/563
-->snip<-- Debian "Wheezy" with Evince 3.4.0 using poppler/cairo (0.18.4).
A PDF form created (LibreOffice 22.214.171.124). I can use Evince to enter data in fields, save the file, and then read the data using Evince. The file was sent to another person, who used Preview on a iMac to enter data and returned the file to me. It worked fine for him. When I open the file with Evince, the fields all appear blank (except for the checkbox he used). BUT if I select a field, the entered data appears and then disappears as I click somewhere else in the document.
Extra information about the returned form: xpdf will not display the entered data. imagemagick shows all data in the form. It is smaller than the original. Running Evince from the command-line shows a series of: 'Error: Unknown font in field's DA string'
I have tried setting the font in the fields to Times New Roman in case the iMac did not recognise Arial - no difference.
File as returned to me is attached. -->snip<--
Attachment 140054, "PDF Test case (Form with hidden data)":