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Math calculations in PDF forms?

asked 2015-03-16 22:11:50 +0200

Statler Waldorf gravatar image

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

If so, how?

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answered 2015-03-16 23:32:51 +0200

updated 2015-03-16 23:33:58 +0200

It seems PDF has JavaScript scripting support. Just google for

pdf scripting

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Thanks rautamiekka. A quick search turned up this sample document:

Is it possible to accomplish this in LO?

Statler Waldorf gravatar imageStatler Waldorf ( 2015-03-17 15:57:14 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-04-08 17:28:49 +0200

vsiegel gravatar image

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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answered 2015-03-16 23:28:49 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

A pdf-file is merely a printed document in a universal format. I cannot imagine that a pdf-file can make mathematical calculations.

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answered 2015-03-20 16:32:36 +0200

Statler Waldorf gravatar image

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

Thank you all for your input.

Statler Waldorf.

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