Select form element is unusable in Document Viewer for PDF Form

Bug #473005 reported by Stephen Ostrow on 2009-11-03
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Evince
Unknown
Medium
Poppler
Invalid
Medium
poppler (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

You may duplicate this functionality by opening the New York State Board of Elections Voter Registration Form at
http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/download/voting/voteform_enterable.pdf

All of the form elements seem to behave correctly except for the Select form element used for selecting the county which you currently live in. When clicking on it you can scroll through the options but upon clicking on one it will only select the top most element. This bug leaves the element unusable.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince
MediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091027)
Package: evince 2.26.1-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.30-020630rc2-generic i686

Stephen Ostrow (isleshocky77) wrote :
WeatherGod (ben-v-root) wrote :

I can confirm this with evince 2.26.2 on Fedora 11 as well. As an additional point, if the document is zoomed out too far, then you can not even view or scroll the elements in the selection box. I would imagine that it should be a drop-down box.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
WeatherGod (ben-v-root) on 2009-11-04
Changed in evince:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Bug forwarded from Evince: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=600633

"You may duplicate this functionality by opening the New York State Board of
Elections Voter Registration Form at
http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/download/voting/voteform_enterable.pdf

All of the form elements seem to behave correctly except for the Select form
element used for selecting the county which you currently live in. When
clicking on it you can scroll through the options but upon clicking on one it
will only select the top most element. This bug leaves the element unusable.

This bug was originally reported in the Ubuntu bug forums at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/473005

In addition, I would like to add that the scroll bars for the item selection
can get in the way of the selections because the form element does not drop
down. Only if you zoom in can there be enough room to see the option values."

Changed in poppler:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
affects: evince (Ubuntu) → poppler (Ubuntu)

I'm getting this too, using poppler 0.12.0-0ubuntu2.1

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

This is even worse in evince 2.28.1-0ubuntu1.2 using poppler 0.12.0-0ubuntu2.1. I cannot even scroll through the list of countries. Clicking on the element causes it to become obscured by a small rectangular frame which contains an even smaller grey rectangle (possibly a display area?) with < and > on either side.

Also the "Clear Form" button does nothing except remove the focus.

Entering evince voteform_enterable.pdf at a command prompt gives the following error twice, in addition to displaying the document:

** (evince:2219): WARNING **: Unimplemented annotation: POPPLER_ANNOT_SQUARE, please post a bug report in Evince bugzilla (http://bugzilla.gnome.org) with a testcase.

Clicking the "Clear Form" button gives two more copies of this error.

Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic i686

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

OK, ignore the first paragraph of my previous post. I turns out that what I was describing is a scroll bar. If I zoom in as described in the gnome and freedesktop bugs attached to this bug, then I can see the options and scroll through them, however if I click on one it will still only select the top most element.

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx alpha 2.

Uname: Linux 2.6.32-10-generic i686
Packages:
evince 2.29.5-0ubuntu1
poppler 0.12.2-2.1ubuntu3

Still occurring with poppler 0.12.2-2.1ubuntu3

Still occurring with poppler 0.12.3-0ubuntu1

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 10.04 alpha 2 updated to the latest version of poppler.

Uname: Linux 2.6.32-10-generic i686
Packages:
    evince 2.29.5-0ubuntu1
    poppler 0.12.3-0ubuntu1

Still occurring with poppler 0.14.1-0ubuntu1

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 10.10 alpha 2 updated to the latest versions of poppler and Evince.

Uname: Linux 2.6.35-6-generic i686
Packages:
    evince 2.30.3-1ubuntu2
    poppler 0.14.1-0ubuntu1

Changed in poppler:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in poppler:
importance: Medium → Unknown
Changed in poppler:
importance: Unknown → Medium
madbiologist (me-again) on 2012-03-10
tags: added: jaunty karmic lucid maverick
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

This is still occurring on Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" beta 1.

Packages: evince 3.3.90-0ubuntu2
          libpoppler19 0.18.4-1ubuntu1
          libcairo2 1.10.2-6.1ubuntu2

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 18003 ***

Changed in poppler:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

This is still occurring on Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal".

Packages: evince 3.6.0-0ubuntu2
                 libpoppler28 0.20.4-0ubuntu1
                 libcairo2 1.12.2-1ubuntu2.1

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

This is still occurring on Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr".

evince 3.10.3-0ubuntu10
poppler 0.24.5-2ubuntu4

tags: added: trusty
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus".

evince 3.18.2-1ubuntu4
poppler 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.1

tags: added: xenial
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