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I would like to create a pdf with an editable text field. In other words, a pdf that I can open in Adobe Reader and enter text at a specific location. Is this somehow possible with Mathematica ?

A form field like here:

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If it works with a command line tool, that's also fine !

Here is code to generate a "white paper" without the text field of course:

paper = Graphics[{White, Rectangle[{0, 0}]}];
Export["test.pdf", paper]

EDIT: My platform is Windows 10. Any external software is fine, as long as it is free.

Thank you very much.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure it's impossible. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Sep 7 '18 at 12:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Szabolcs It would be nice, though... Maybe by interfacing mathematica with some other program. $\endgroup$ – james Sep 7 '18 at 12:37
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    $\begingroup$ I think something can be done using LaTeX and the package "hyperref". By the way, that is possible in R/RStudio with the package "knitr" (which loads "hyperref" automatically.) $\endgroup$ – Anton Antonov Sep 12 '18 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ Since it can't be done without external software, you should probably specify what platform you're on, and perhaps narrow down the software you're willing to install. Eg. Acrobat (non-free), LaTeX (free but may be overkill), ... $\endgroup$ – Jens Sep 12 '18 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Jens Thanks, I will do that! $\endgroup$ – james Sep 12 '18 at 17:03

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