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So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 16, 2012 23:32 UTC (Thu) by shmerl (guest, #65921)
In reply to: So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ? by pjtait
Parent article: Google warns of using Adobe Reader - particularly on Linux (The H)

Same here - I just tested Okular 0.14.3 with that form and didn't see any anomalies so far.


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So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 16, 2012 23:39 UTC (Thu) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841) [Link]

The problems I had in the past were mostly of the nature that edits to the form data were not properly saved and restored for later re-editing. One pass through - OK. Save and re-open - no good. But hey, if newer versions work better I'll be quite happy.

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 17, 2012 0:07 UTC (Fri) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

I see. I tested editing, saving and reloading - everything works fine so far. So for next tax returns you can try using Okular if that helps avoiding the Reader ;)

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 17, 2012 3:33 UTC (Fri) by wagner17 (subscriber, #5580) [Link]

Okular doesn't save the form data as part of the PDF. See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=267350.

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 20, 2012 8:53 UTC (Mon) by fb (subscriber, #53265) [Link]

If you move that PDF to some other computer, say from desktop to laptop, your edits are all gone.

Perhaps some KDE file managers are smart enough to move the metadata, but a normal shell "cp here/doc.pdf there" will certainly not.

Really a great thing to discover when you are emaling your PDFs back to your lawyer close to the tax submission deadlines.

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 20, 2012 11:44 UTC (Mon) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

Yeah, "save as" does not work, but as a workaround you can print the form to another PDF after you fill the form. That second PDF will carry your data around.

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 17, 2012 2:22 UTC (Fri) by pabs (subscriber, #43278) [Link]

I had something similar with evince, but it turned out the data was still present but not displayed. Anyway I encourage you to submit a bug (I need to as well).

So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?

Posted Aug 17, 2012 19:59 UTC (Fri) by daniel (guest, #3181) [Link]

I managed to fill out pdf forms a couple of times with Okular. Some dodgy behavior with saving as has been noted. But Okular seems close to obsoleting Adobe's insecure, proprietary product.


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