[CentOS] libreoffice vs. PDF fillable forms

Tue Apr 4 23:05:30 UTC 2017
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On centos 6, I've been trying to use LibreOffice to fill in
> entries of a PDF with fillable forms.
> In addition to all my other problems, the font size is stuck on 24.
> I can change it, but whenever I so much a take a deep breath,
> it's back to 24 again.
> How do I stop this?
> So far, all my searches have given me stuff about making fillable forms,
> but nothing about dealing with existing ones.
For CentOS 6, I just use acroread. I'm annoyed to find that once I've
saved the forms via print->CUPS-pdf, evince, if I remember from a couple
weeks ago, can see the filled out form, but not print it filled out, while
acroread can print it out for real (like, sending them into a Certain
Government Agency, it being that time of the year).

Haven't tried in CentOS 7, though I did just find something annoying - the
default pdf viewer in 7, okular, won't let me copy and paste from a .pdf
to a text document. However, evince *does* let me select some lines and
copy and paste.