Form data is not saved for PDF files using XFA forms, will show old values when opened in acroread / Adobe Reader
Submitted by ale..@..ge.net
Assigned to poppler-bugs
Forwarded from this evince bug:
"Please describe the problem: Certain PDFs have forms that won't save with evince. I built the latest evince (2.25.2) from source against the latest poppler (0.10.1).
If this is purely a poppler bug, please let me know and I will refile this bug there.
Steps to reproduce:
- download http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-130.pdf
- fill out the first field and move your cursor to the next field (seem to be necessary to make sure that evince knows to save it)
- "Save A Copy" as I-130-copy.pdf
- close evince
- re-open the saved file, from the command-line e.g. evince I-130-copy.pdf
Actual results: The field's value is not restored. On the command line you see the following message:
Error: Reference to an invalid or non existant object
one per field field that you filled in the original form
Expected results: The form data should be restored.
Does this happen every time? Yes with this file.
Other information: Other PDFs with forms work just fine, e.g. filling out and saving:
works fine, so it seems to be a bug specific to certain forms"