# Math calculations in PDF forms?

From LibreOffice, is it possible to create a PDF form which performs mathematical calculations?

If so, how?

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Math calculations in PDF forms?

From LibreOffice, is it possible to create a PDF form which performs mathematical calculations?

If so, how?

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It seems PDF has JavaScript scripting support. Just google for

`pdf scripting`

Thanks rautamiekka. A quick search turned up this sample document: http://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Fr...

Is it possible to accomplish this in LO?

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Answering what I expected from the title - in case someone else reads the question expecting the same :

To calculate expressions in the input fields of the from itself (which is different from what the question body asks for):

It could be done using an utility software that helps evaluating expressions inside the input fields:

An example would be Typinator (Mac OS) which advertises the feature "Inline Calculation".

Another approach would be a calculator utility that mirrors its output to a form field (or manual copy and paste to a calculator, of course) (I do not know whether that exists; Should be possible to do it with something like AutoKey)

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I still do not know if this is possible with LO. However, my research lead me to an open-source tool call Scribus ( http://www.scribus.net ) which allowed me to build my PDF Form with calculated fields.

Thank you all for your input.

Statler Waldorf.

Asked: ** 2015-03-16 22:11:50 +0100 **

Seen: **2,456 times**

Last updated: **Apr 08 '15**

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