[texhax] (La)TeX Good Choice for Data Collection Forms in PDF?
mas at mylug.org
Fri Sep 11 00:30:26 CEST 2009
On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 09:37:55AM -0400, cryan at binghamton.edu wrote:
> I have used LaTeX to design a questionnaire for a research project.
> Not a clinical case report form, but a survey form to be completed
> by the subjects, on paper. Similar idea: fields to be filled in,
> checkboxes, multiple choice questions, etc. It worked. It was hard.
> If I had it to do over again, I'd use OpenOffice.org Writer, a
> typical "WYSIWYG" word processor. Also free. Also comes ready with
> easy pdf export.
If you are doing it again, may I suggest that you give scribus a try. I
did create a pdf form in that which was very easy. Even though I do use
LaTeX for most of my work, I personally feel scribus (or something
similar) is a better tool for designing forms.
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