Is there any way of extracting/exporting/copying all form fields from a pdf? Meaning, the wordings from all the fields so I can pass it along to another individual to use for cross referencing, since they are not able to see all the various form fields within the split screen?
The person that needs this is looking for the entire running list of all the fillable field names within the pdf. Any kind of document that I can deliver them in, I am willing to take suggestions.
Right now, what I was thinking of doing was having the screen split between the pdf and the listing of field names in the sidebar and taking screen captures as I scroll down the pdf and corresponding field names in the sidebar until I got all pages.
Is there an email address I could contact you at to discuss offline? I have an example I could send you but don't want posted online.
The easiest way would be to export a form to a spreadsheet. You do this in Acrobat 9 by selecting: Forms > Manage Form Data > Merge Data Files in to Spreadsheet. This will export the form data into a CSV file. The first row will contain the field names, the order of which depends on which version of Acrobat you're using. In 9, it's alphabetical order. You can remove any subsequent rows that contain the form data, and the other person can transpose the row of field names to a column of field names.
I developed a tool that lists all the form fields in the file, and their
data, to the console, from where they can be easily copied to an Word file,
or just a plain text file. This tool will work in both Acrobat and Reader,
while other options will only work in Acrobat.
Have a look here:
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