# [OS X TeX] Fill in a PDF form

Christian Böhringer christian.boehringer at hispeed.ch
Sun Jun 22 06:55:13 EDT 2008

```Thank you Victor

The packages eso-pic and textpos are exactly what I was looking for.

Christian

On 21.06.2008, at 18:16, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Christian Böhringer
> <christian.boehringer at hispeed.ch> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have to fill in a form which comes as a PDF page. To that end I'd
>> like to
>> \includegraphics{form.pdf} and write over it at the appropriate
>> places. Is
>> that possible? I have several problems:
>> 1. How can I place the form into the page s.t. no left and top margin
>> are
>> left? The graphic should fill the whole page.
>
> You can use pdfpages. However: what do you mean by PDF form? If it is
> a real form (fillable using Adobe Reader) then you just fill it and
> there is no need to use TeX
>
>
>> 2. How can write over that graphic and place the text at the correct
>> positions?
>
> I guess you are talking not about real form but about picture of the
> form.
>
> In this (and only in this) case \usepackage{eso-pic} to place graphics
> and also eso-pic or \usepackage{texpos} to place text.
>
>
>>
>> Cheers, Christian
>>
>>
>
> HTH
>>
>
>
>
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