Checkbox issue - viewing in KPDF, but changing in Acroread
Submitted by Bob Willan
Assigned to poppler-bugs
Created attachment 28239 IRS Form 941 2009
I entered a bug in KDE regarding some issues with Okular. They said that this item applies to Poppler rather than Okular. KDE bug 202159.
I am using Debian Testing/Unstable KDE 4.2.2-2, Okular help reports v0.8.2, and the following are the Poppler libraries installed:
$ dpkg -l | grep -i poppler ii libpoppler-glib2 0.6.4-1 ii libpoppler-glib3 0.8.7-2 ii libpoppler-glib4 0.10.6-1 ii libpoppler-qt2 0.10.6-1 ii libpoppler-qt4-3 0.10.6-1 ii libpoppler0c2 0.4.5-5.1etch3 ii libpoppler0c2-glib 0.4.5-5.1etch3 ii libpoppler0c2-qt 0.4.5-5.1etch3 ii libpoppler2 0.6.4-1 ii libpoppler3 0.8.7-2 ii libpoppler4 0.10.6-1 ii poppler-utils 0.10.6-1
I don't often use PDF's with forms, but the IRS has many of its tax documents as PDF's for downloading. The following issue occurs when using IRS Form 941 2009 pdf (pdfinfo follows).
You can download it from http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f941.pdf
Checkmarks filled in and saved using Okular are screwed up in Acroread
- they look okay but I can't change them (they go on/off in sync with another checkbox, like Acroread is confused about something). In KPDF, the checkboxes are empty if filled in by Okular.
If I check a field in Acroread, KPDF sees it (along with all the other fields of the form that have values). If I check a field in Okular and "save as" to another name, then Acroread sees the check, but KPDF does not. Both Acroread and KPDF see the values in other fields (strings and numbers) in the form filled in by Okular. I figure knowing there is a difference between Acroread, KDPF, and Okular for reading checkboxes might help locate the issue.
I just read that Evince also uses Poppler, and indeed, the checkbox is marked in Evince the same as in Okular.
Attachment 28239, "IRS Form 941 2009":