[texhax] (La)TeX Good Choice for Data Collection Forms in PDF?

Sridhar M.A. mas at mylug.org
Fri Sep 11 00:30:26 CEST 2009

On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 09:37:55AM -0400, cryan at binghamton.edu wrote:

   > I have used LaTeX to design a questionnaire for a research project.
   > Not a clinical case report form, but a survey form to be completed
   > by the subjects, on paper. Similar idea: fields to be filled in,
   > checkboxes, multiple choice questions, etc. It worked. It was hard.
   > If I had it to do over again, I'd use OpenOffice.org Writer, a
   > typical "WYSIWYG" word processor. Also free. Also comes ready with
   > easy pdf export.

If you are doing it again, may I suggest that you give scribus a try. I
did create a pdf form in that which was very easy. Even though I do use
LaTeX for most of my work, I personally feel scribus (or something
similar) is a better tool for designing forms.

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