[OT?] US & CA govt use of PDF fill-in forms
Ihab A.B. Awad
ihab at ahc.umn.edu
Mon Apr 26 02:37:06 UTC 2004
A lot of tax forms (US and state of CA) are available as fill-in PDF forms.
Using the free version of Acrobat, you cannot save a filled-out version of
this: you can only print it. Yes, you can print to PS or PDF, and therefore
have an electronic copy for future reference, but you cannot save an
Should the government be thereby institutionalizing this format (Adobe Acrobat
PDF) to the benefit of the one corporation (Adobe) that provides tools to
properly edit it? Or is this okay? Or is there an alternative tool for
editing and saving PDFs of which I'm not yet aware?
Thanks a lot for any insights you can provide. Regards & peace,
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