Issue 62843 - Ability to use JavaScript in pdf-forms
Summary: Ability to use JavaScript in pdf-forms
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: scripting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 32 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-03-06 21:25 UTC by leiflodahl
Modified: 2020-05-06 18:38 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description leiflodahl 2006-03-06 21:25:59 UTC
When exporting a form to pdf it should be possible to use JavaScript according
to the pdf-specifications ( ).

See this project:
Comment 1 noel.power 2006-11-15 08:11:21 UTC
->ab ( assigned to you only so you can pass it on to the next person )
any idea who this should really be targeted at (who does pdf support) ? it would
seem to be a very specialised enhancement 
Comment 2 ab 2006-11-17 08:37:42 UTC
ab->mmp: I'm not sure if this technically is more 
related to  the Scripting Framework or to pdf export.
Please evaluate priority, target etc.
Comment 3 pautrel.dominique 2009-03-02 11:32:59 UTC
It should be fine to could obtain more dynamics PDF's
Comment 4 2l2n 2009-07-08 13:55:07 UTC
*** Issue 62843 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 5 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 10:15:05 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.
Comment 6 brunoc68 2010-09-25 09:19:08 UTC
Necessary to do several exemplars of the same info in the same pdf, for example
an administrative document :
- one exemplar for the employee
- one exemplar for the employer
- one exemplar for the administration
The same info (1st page) is repeated twice in the next pages.
Comment 7 argoon 2011-11-27 16:13:22 UTC
is this still under study?
Comment 8 orcmid 2011-11-27 21:33:24 UTC
Well, both links in the original issue report are now obsolete.

There are ISO Standards for PDF and it would be interesting to know what provision for scripting exists in those.

But a larger problem is, if the ODT can't be scripted in the way desired, how would such scripting be conveyed into an exported PDF?  And then what would it take to translate it into the exported PDF from however it is accomplished in the ODT.

So it applies to both scripting framework, where and how scripting happens in ODTs, ODSs, and ODPs, and then how to map that into their PDF exports.

There are probably some security, authentication, and safety considerations in all of this too.

@argoon: It seems not so active.  The classification as P3 trivial is a mystery.
Comment 9 orcmid 2011-11-27 21:48:08 UTC
It occured to me that this arose because PDFs are also offered as editable?  More fun that.
Comment 10 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:44:35 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".
Comment 11 Chantoin 2017-07-24 09:16:29 UTC
The creation of an automatic calculation form in PDF with calc would greatly simplify the form exchanges whose objective would be to create purchase orders, membership orders and other PDF files for third parties who do not own OpenOffice.
Comment 12 LAMBERT 2020-04-02 20:54:08 UTC
C'est pas simple...
moi je cherche a créer un formulaire avec writer et avoir une image chargeable sur le pdf, visiblement c'est pas possible...
Comment 13 oooforum (fr) 2020-05-06 13:49:56 UTC
(In reply to LAMBERT from comment #12)
> C'est pas simple...
Please don't speak in French here.
This is an international project, all comments must be in English only.
Comment 14 Peter 2020-05-06 18:38:19 UTC
My french is bad, but comment 12 sounds like (without using a trtanslator) that this is more a user request. Would it be better to ask on