[OS X TeX] Form Documents
jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Mon May 23 23:15:07 CEST 2005
On May 23, 2005, at 1:41 PM, Bob Kerstetter wrote:
> 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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