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

cryan at binghamton.edu cryan at binghamton.edu
Fri Sep 11 04:26:38 CEST 2009

I have looked at Scribus just a very little, mostly for play so far, but I'll have to keep it in mind in the future. Thanks for the suggestion.


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>Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 04:00:26 +0530
>From: "Sridhar M.A." <mas at mylug.org>  
>Subject: Re: [texhax] (La)TeX Good Choice for Data Collection Forms in PDF?  
>To: texhax at tug.org
>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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