The survey is at
about half-way down the page.
The problem is that it requires adobe acrobat reader.
Not really too surprising: a lot of the more complex PDF features only
work in Reader.
Adobe Reader 9 required, or if you don't like Reader, than any
"conforming reader" will do.
not at all but TeX/LaTeX survey need not require it.
> not at all but TeX/LaTeX survey need not require it.
What is wrong with the Adobe Reader? It is free software and running
on most platforms.
all PDFViewers can handle that. Is there a way to handle formfields
with other PDFViewers?
>> not at all but TeX/LaTeX survey need not require it.
> What is wrong with the Adobe Reader? It is free software and
> running on most platforms.
While it's available free of charge, it is not, to the best of
my knowledge, free software.
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So i have to correct myself -- for sure i was thinking of: Software
free of charge.
And that answers the "what is wrong" question: you don't know how long
it will be available for your platform of choice (if at all), you can't
check the source for security risks, you can't add functionality or
adapt it to particular task requirements, you can't fix a bug that may
critically affect your business, you can't pack it together into a
do-it-all package delivered to customers with software of your choice...
In short: you can't depend or rely on it.
UKTUG FAQ: <URL:http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html>
It also has a history of "sorry users of Linux, you gotta wait" when it
comes to updates. There are often functions that interact with components
of other OSes but not properly with Linux (like the in-line movies
I understand that the survey was created as a showcase of the capabilities
of that package but to answer the question about filling forms etc, the
survey could easily have been done as a web-based one.