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I am filing tax report for Maryland state using Form 502.

If I use evince 2.32.0 using poppler/cairo (0.14.3), it will recognize the forms and no way I can fill in anything.

If I use Adobe Reader 9, I can fill in the forms, but the software says there is no way to save the inputs unless print out.

So I was wondering what ways can I use to fill in the forms in the pdf file and still am able to save the input and the forms without printing.

Thanks and regards!

P.S. My OS is Ubuntu 10.10.

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If you do not mind running wine you can try the free PDF-Xchange viewer from here; http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

This works great under wine, and you can use it to update metadata and annotate pdf documents as well. I downloaded the form and fill in some fields and was able to save it with this application.

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Have you looked at / considered flpsed PDF annotator? It should be available in the software centre (universe repository?). (At least it is in 11.04).

It's pretty basic but will allow you to add text to a pdf file, useful for 'filling in' .pdf forms.

TIP: Import PDF file and then save as a .ps file until finished adding text. That way you should be able to re-edit any additional text you have entered. Then finally export as .pdf, if you wish, once all data has been added to your satisfaction.

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With evince 3.10.3 (the version that ships with 14.04 Trusty Tahr), forms can just be filled in and saving the PDF saves the filled in form data with it.

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