[NTG-context] Using forms and saving values

Peter Rolf indiego at gmx.net
Tue Apr 5 12:50:34 CEST 2011


Am 05.04.2011 12:31, schrieb Cecil Westerhof:
> 2011/4/5 Peter Rolf <indiego at gmx.net <mailto:indiego at gmx.net>>
> 
>     > \starttext
>     >
>     > A few years back, \TEX\ could only produce
>     > \fillinfield [dvi]{\DVI} output,
>     > but nowadays, thanks to \fillinfield {Han The Thanh}, we can also
>     > directly produce \fillinfield [pdf] {\PDF}!
>     > Nice eh? Actually, while the first field module was prototyped
>     > in \ACROBAT, the current implementation was debugged in
>     > \fillinfield [pdfTeX] {\PDFTEX}. Field support in \fillinfield
>     > [ConTeXt] {\CONTEXT} is rather advanced and complete and all
>     > kind of fields are supported. One can hook in appearances, and
>     > validation \fillinfield [JavaScripts] {\JAVASCRIPT}’s. Fields
>     > can be cloned and copied, where the latter saves some space. By
>     > using \fillinfield {objects} when suited, this module saves
>     > space anyway.
>     >
>     > \stoptext
>     >
>     > But I get:
>     > mtx-context     | run 1: luatex
>     >
>     --fmt="/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e/formats/cont-en"
>     >
>     --lua="/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-cache/luatex-cache/context/5fe67e0bfe781ce0dde776fb1556f32e/formats/cont-en.lui"
>     > --backend="pdf" "./test"
>     > This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.65.0-2010121316
>     >  \write18 enabled.
>     > (test.tex
>     >
>     > ConTeXt  ver: 2011.03.27 14:48 MKIV  fmt: 2011.3.27  int:
>     english/english
>     >
>     > system          > cont-new.mkiv loaded
>     > (/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/cont-new.mkiv
>     > system          > beware: some patches loaded from cont-new.mkiv
>     > )
>     > system          > test.top loaded
>     > (test.top)
>     > fonts           > latin modern fonts are not preloaded
>     > languages       > language en is active
>     >
>     {/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-context/fonts/map/pdftex/context/mkiv-base.map}
>     > fonts           > preloading latin modern fonts (second stage)
>     > (/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/type-siz.mkiv)
>     >
>     (/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/type-otf.mkiv){/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/lm/lm-math.map}{/home/cecil/ConTeXt/tex/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/lm/lm-rm.map}
>     > fonts           > virtual math > unable to resolve name mapsfromchar
>     > fonts           > fallback modern rm 12pt is loaded
>     > system          > begin file test at line 1
>     > ! Undefined control sequence.
>     >
>     > system          > tex > error on line 4 in file test.tex: Undefined
>     > control sequence ...
>     >
> 
>     > I tried the first example from fill-in fields:
>     \def\DVI{DVI}
>     \def\PDF{PDF}
>     \def\ACROBAT{Acrobat}
>     \def\JAVASCRIPT{Javascript}
> 
> 
>     >  1     \starttext
>     >  2
>     >  3     A few years back, \TEX\ could only produce
>     >  4 >>  \fillinfield [dvi]{\DVI} output,
>     >  5     but nowadays, thanks to \fillinfield {Han The Thanh}, we
>     can also
>     > directly produce \fillinfield [pdf] {\PDF}!
>     >  6     Nice eh? Actually, while the first field module was prototyped
>     >  7     in \ACROBAT, the current implementation was debugged in
>     >  8     \fillinfield [pdfTeX] {\PDFTEX}. Field support in \fillinfield
>     >  9     [ConTeXt] {\CONTEXT} is rather advanced and complete and all
>     > 10     kind of fields are supported. One can hook in appearances, and
>     > 11     validation \fillinfield [JavaScripts] {\JAVASCRIPT}’s. Fields
>     > 12     can be cloned and copied, where the latter saves some space. By
>     > 13     using \fillinfield {objects} when suited, this module saves
>     > 14     space anyway.
>     >
>     > l.4 \fillinfield
>     >                  [dvi]{\DVI} output,
>     >
>     > What is happening here?
>     >
>     I guess Hans has removed some obsolete definitions :-)
> 
> 
> Does not make a difference. I have the same problem.
>
strange. the error here is caused by the undefined '\DVI' macro
(outdated context from 26.01.2011). loading the right module (preferred)
or using a separate definition should solve this.

is your fault caused by an undefined '\fillinfield' then?
you can test it by replacing the '\DVI' macro with the text 'DVI'.


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> Cecil Westerhof
> 
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