[OS X TeX] Form Documents

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Mon May 23 23:15:07 CEST 2005

On May 23, 2005, at 1:41 PM, Bob Kerstetter wrote:

> Hi,
> For 10 years we have been using Word and VBA to generate form 
> documents. We enter name, address, etc for one person, then use that 
> information to generate 24 different documents, each one customized 
> with the name, address, etc. for the one person.
> Is there some way of doing this with TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt so:
> 1. The users have a Mac-like dialog box where they can tab forward, 
> backward, etc to enter the information about the person, then press OK 
> to create the 24 docs.
> 2. The user can do as number 1, but then select from a list the docs 
> they want to create.
> 3. The user can edit the text of the output PDF with Acrobat or 
> whatever and the lines still wrap and the pages still break. BTW, the 
> output is double spaced.

You might be able to do this within a PDF document itself with a little 
Java Script.  Check out 
http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/acrotex.html for many examples and 


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