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PDF Form Filling in Version 81

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Hello, I just upgraded from version 80.1 to version 81 on my Win7 system. I was looking forward to using the new PDF form filling feature but when I open a PDF document containing forms and try to enter data into a field, I get the following message:

This PDF file contains forms. The filling of form fields is not supported.

Do I need to configure something to allow Firefox to fill fields in a PDF form document?

The What's New page says this feature is available in version 81 and higher but does not say how to enable it. Thanks

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I really have no idea why this wasn't turned on automatically, whether that was an oversight or they discovered a glitch at the last moment or it is rolling out slowly. To test out the new feature, you can turn it on manually:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste pdfjs.r and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the pdfjs.renderInteractiveForms preference is set to to false, double-click it to switch the value to true

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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I really have no idea why this wasn't turned on automatically, whether that was an oversight or they discovered a glitch at the last moment or it is rolling out slowly. To test out the new feature, you can turn it on manually:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste pdfjs.r and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the pdfjs.renderInteractiveForms preference is set to to false, double-click it to switch the value to true

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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Thank you jscher2000. This resolved the issue.

Note that, in addition to the pdfjs.renderInteractiveForms, there is an entry pdfjs.r which was set to true. Perhaps someone saw this entry and thought because it was true form filling was enabled.

Anyway, thanks again.

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Oh, sorry, pdfjs.r shows you a bar that allows you to add a new preference (it has a choice of preference types and a + button). But that isn't necessary and has no effect because there is no real preference by that name.

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