Kind of a rant, bureaucracy 

Yesterday I did all the "paperwork" for an Associate Degree on Programming (I got admitted!). It was an online process because you know, COVID, so they sent us a PDF to fill in with our data. A non-editable PDF. So we have to print that on paper, fill it with a pen, scan the paper and send it back as a digital archive. I don't even have a printer, and most of all, I don't have the patience to just ignore how many things seem wrong to me in all of this. :(

Kind of a rant, bureaucracy 

@sakkara couldn't you just use xournalpp? Works wonders for me.

Kind of a rant, bureaucracy 

@piokozi @sakkara was going to mention I've used xournal in a similar situations in the past. Didn't know about xournalpp, will have to try it out!

Kind of a rant, bureaucracy 

@ejg @piokozi Yup, one can -almost- always find workarounds to First World Problems like this. But the point is, why creating such a problem in the first place? ;)

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Kind of a rant, bureaucracy 

@sakkara @piokozi Keep in mind the problem you are facing of how to fill out and return the paperwork is different then the problem the other side is facing, of how to distribute the paperwork in an efficient/flexible way. Having the forms available in different formats for different situations requires more overhead. A pdf might not be ideal in all situations, but it only requires one source document, and has a number of ways it can be filled out and returned.

Kind of a rant, bureaucracy 

@ejg @piokozi OK, but... What about an online form? Say, *the same online form* which I filled when I first applied with *the same data* they are asking for again in the PDF? The PDF which is just some embedded *image archives*? I get your point, but I don't think this was the best way to do this. ;)

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