Bug 86783 - PDF Checkboxes are not converted anymore
Summary: PDF Checkboxes are not converted anymore
Alias: None
Product: poppler
Classification: Unclassified
Component: utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: poppler-bugs
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Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-27 11:08 UTC by daniel4223
Modified: 2018-08-20 21:46 UTC (History)
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the PDF i tested with (52.72 KB, text/plain)
2014-11-27 12:03 UTC, daniel4223
the PDF i tested with (52.72 KB, application/pdf)
2014-11-27 12:07 UTC, daniel4223

Description daniel4223 2014-11-27 11:08:18 UTC
in Version 0.12.4 PDF Checkboxes are converted (to a $ Sign).

in Version 0.28.1 PDF Checkboxes are not converted anymore.
Comment 1 Jose Aliste 2014-11-27 11:32:38 UTC
I fail to see why this is a bug? Pdf checkboxes should be available to you in the Annotations. Look for instance with popppler-glib-demo and see if you can see the checkboxes of your file there.
Comment 2 daniel4223 2014-11-27 11:52:08 UTC
sorry i forget to mention that i work with the tool pdftotext.
Comment 3 Jose Aliste 2014-11-27 11:55:24 UTC
Ok, that makes more sense. thanks.
Comment 4 daniel4223 2014-11-27 12:03:38 UTC
Created attachment 110124 [details]
the PDF i tested with
Comment 5 daniel4223 2014-11-27 12:07:19 UTC
Created attachment 110125 [details]
the PDF i tested with
Comment 6 Adrian Johnson 2014-11-29 00:45:53 UTC
Save as text in acroread converts the check boxes to:

(checkbox) Unchecked


(checkbox) Checked

We should do something similar instead of outputting a random character like '$'. Another option is to use unicode checkboxes. eg ☐, ☑, and ☒.
Comment 7 daniel4223 2014-12-01 08:53:29 UTC
I personally would prefer an X
Comment 8 daniel4223 2017-12-04 09:47:06 UTC

anything new here?
Comment 9 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-20 21:46:54 UTC
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