Libreoffice Draw Cannot Open PDF forms

asked 2019-02-25 18:59:18 +0200

A.K. gravatar image

So I was trying to open pdf Forms from official MCA site into Libreoffice draw but it was not possible all I see was a screen saying please wait.

Please fix it. PS: try downloading AOC-4 form from MCA

Also please add support for opening these forms and attaching DSC (Digital signatures through usb tokens) to these forms.

Thank you

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Can you successfully open the PDF form in an other program, like Sumatra PDF Viewer or Adobe?

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-02-27 01:16:47 +0200 )edit

@ve3oat Yes the pdf forms work in adobe reader

A.K. gravatar imageA.K. ( 2019-02-27 04:01:44 +0200 )edit

The link you gave us leads to a zipped file which contains two PDF documents. After unzipping, I tried Sumatra PDF Reader, LO Draw, Firefox, and WordPerfect -- all produced only the one "Please wait" page with four paragraphs of fine print, mentioning Adobe Reader. One wonders if the AOC-4 documents have been "fixed" so that they will open only with the proprietary Adobe Reader and nothing else.

If you contact MCA they might be able to send you a more user friendly version of the documents.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-02-27 16:18:46 +0200 )edit

@ve3oat They are not fixed to open with proprietary softwares only , they are new forms created by Indian government and they work with most of the new pdf reader like foxit, adobe and also with the google pdf viewer sometimes.

A.K. gravatar imageA.K. ( 2019-02-27 17:56:53 +0200 )edit

OK. Then it would be good if you reported this failure as a bug to

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-02-27 19:09:09 +0200 )edit

@ve3oat Ok, Do I need to create a new account for that?

A.K. gravatar imageA.K. ( 2019-02-28 06:32:49 +0200 )edit

I could be wrong but, yes, I think you do.

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-02-28 16:17:21 +0200 )edit