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I am filling out 1040 tax form in evince.

  1. Every time I try to save my input by ctrl+s, I am asked to "save as" in a dialog box. Is it possible to save to the current file without having the dialog box popping out each time?
  2. On right middle of the first page, there is a box following “Add numbers on lines above". I enter a number and try to save it, but after answering the same "save as" dialog box as above, evince exists unexpectedly, and after I reopen the file, the input to that box is gone. If I try to print to file, the number in the box is kept, but the file no longer has fillable forms. So I was wondering why this happens? Is there a way to save the input to that box without losing the forms?

Thanks and regards!

P.S. My evince version is Document Viewer 2.32.0 Using poppler/cairo (0.14.3). My OS is Ubuntu 10.10


ADDED: I just found that I have to make the color of the input change from black to blue, before saving the pdf file, so that the saving is normal as usual and the pdf will not close itself unexpectedly. Is this the same thing that happens for you?

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Is it possible to save to the current file without having the dialog box popping out each time

No, apparently not. I think this is because evince is biased towards viewing documents (and maybe saving a local copy of them) not editing. You could file a bug.

On right middle of the first page, there is a box following “Add numbers on lines above". I enter a number and try to save it, but after answering the same "save as" dialog box as above, evince exists unexpectedly, and after I reopen the file, the input to that box is gone.

This works for me in natty, Ubuntu 11.04, so I guess this is a bug that has since been fixed.

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Thanks! For the 2nd part, is there a solution for my 10.10? –  Tim Apr 15 '11 at 23:38
    
I was wondering if your 11.04 the formal release, or some test version? Did you upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04, or reinstall 11.04, and which way do you recommend? Thanks! –  Tim Apr 16 '11 at 15:18
    
I just found that I have to make the color of the input change from black to blue, before saving the pdf file, so that the saving is normal as usual and the pdf will not close itself unexpectedly. Is this the same thing that happens in evince of 11.04 for you? –  Tim Apr 17 '11 at 19:18
    
@Tim I upgraded to the Natty beta pretty much as shown in those instructions. Bear in mind that it really is still a beta and you may encounter some bugs. If you have enough disk space I would think about doing a separate dual-boot installation. –  poolie Apr 17 '11 at 22:44
    
Apparently both Maverick and Natty have evince 2.32.0, but natty has poppler 0.16, so I'm not sure if upgrading a single package will help. –  poolie Apr 17 '11 at 22:47

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