We are evaluvating a tool to convert word document to pdf for our prestegious client.
Below are requirements,
Source- MS Word document
1) Conversion of MS Word document to PDF through online. Here Word document content don't follow any specific layout disagn.
User wants pdf format should be as same as Word document including font, file layout, header, footer.
2) Target Pdf should dynamically generate content while reading word document. i.e it has to replace <placeholders> with the data read from DB.
3) Target Pdf should also merge some other pdf documents during conversion
1) User will provide PDF which has user data aswell as <placeholders>. We need to replace the <placeholders> with the data read from DB & generate PDF.
Please let us know which adobe tool would suite better for above said requirements.
Note: From my initial analysis I found 'LiveCycle PDF Generator ES ' and 'LiveCycle Output ES2' are suitable to 'Requirement 1'. Please let me know your comments on this.
I've not seen a response from others, so I'll chime in. If the answers are not in sufficient detail, I can find someone else to go to the next level.
Requirement 1: The key thing to keep in mind is that PDF Generator is a server-based framework around word, at least for the word to PDF part of its functionality.
1-1) Conversion of Word to PDF... PDF Generator does this well. Note that it will require the installation of MS Office or will use Open Office. Given your fidelity requirement, you probably want to use Office.
1-2) The integration of dynamic data is less clear. PDFG does not support this directly, as we use MS Office. I'm not a Word expert, but if you can pull of the dynamic content access and have the appropriate access paths available from Office as it is deployed on the server.
31-3) Both Output and PDF Generator use a common service called Assembler for the merge. This should be an easy usecase.
Requirement 2: Generation of PDF from a template.
The best product for you is LiveCycle Output. It will take a template from LiveCycle designer, either static of dynamic, and create PDF at moderate volumes. I'd suggest that you look at Designer, including its template import facilities, and then consider how you can get the data for your placeholders into XML format. Output is then quite easy to do the data merge, formatting, and PDF generation.
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