Evince/qpdfview/poppler form editing is broken in latest version

The latest version of poppler breaks (22.06.0-1), on which evince and qpdf relies, breaks form editing functionality. When editing a form, once I leave an input field, evince and qpdfview crashes. Please see https://www.hauseit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/REBNY-Submit-Offer-Form-PDF-NYC.pdf for a copy of the form that I am using.

I tried to downgrade poppler to an earlier version, but I am unable to get this to work.

$ sudo downgrade poppler

Downgrading from A.L.A. is disabled on the stable branch. To override this behavior, set DOWNGRADE_FROM_ALA to 1.
See https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Downgrading_packages  for more details.

loading packages...
warning: downgrading package poppler (22.07.0-1 => 22.06.0-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: installing poppler (22.06.0-1) breaks dependency 'poppler=22.07.0' required by poppler-glib
:: installing poppler (22.06.0-1) breaks dependency 'poppler=22.07.0' required by poppler-qt5

If anyone has a suggestion to fix pdf form editing on Manjaro, please advise.

I can edit in that form when the firefox browsers pdf viewer opens it.

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Yeah. Not the greatest experience. I would still like to fix poppler, if possible.