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I have some pdfs that allow me to fill out forms and which also have a print button which is invisible on the printed output. At the moment I have to use Adobe Reader for this, but I'd prefer not to.

I tried Foxit Reader, but with it I can't even fill out the forms. With the standard pdf reader of Ubuntu 10.10 I can fill out the forms, but can't use the print button and when I try to print the document from the menu, the print button shows up in the printed copy, which is useless.

Are there any other pdf-readers which would allow me to fill out forms and use the button in the pdf to print, which would also keep the button invisible in the printed output?

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Evince can fill the form but cannot save the filled PDF document. – user139594 Mar 12 '13 at 5:24
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Evince Document Viewer (Installed by Default)

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Here is a screenshot of an editable PDF file being filled in my desktop for you to see Evince Document Viewer in action.

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Like this, there should be some other good PDF readers that will allow you to perform this task, but this is working for me and it is really lightweight.

Good luck!

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To add to what the OP said, Evince can be used to fill out most basic PDF forms, except for advanced forms that have spell checking, signature fields, etc.. – Ankur Banerjee Mar 31 '11 at 17:44
Good to know, @Ankur Banerjee. Thank you. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Mar 31 '11 at 18:12
This answer was edited by @Alaukik in order to remove my link and to asseverate that this software is installed by default, which is something that I can't say for sure. But I really appreciate @Alaukik's help. Thank you! – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Apr 1 '11 at 16:25

Xournal Install Xournal

It is not a reader, but a tool to annotate PDFs and other files. It will not execute the form (so no auto-calculation or similar stuff), but it will let you fill (by hand, using a text tool, selecting a font, etc) and print it.

Not the best tool for normal use but really handy sometimes.

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