Interesting quesiton that I think was what LiveCycle was for: How can someone take parts of a web page or xml document (say by id name or a specialized tag) and feed the chosen items into different regions inside a PDF template?
Basically, can you identify areas on a page and then tie them to place holders in a pdf template (with high res graphics say) and create a PDF?
Please note: this is not about converting a whole webpage to a pdf, but select portions of it.
Anyone have experiences in doing this? So far, it appears to require a toolset like LiveCycle or Adlib to utilize only selected items and not the whole page.
Being a User-2-User Forum participants who may have useful suggestions, a workable answer, or definitive guidance do so "on their dime".
So, patience is a virtue when soliciting a free information exchange; the alternative is to hire a developer, eh?
Of course any reply would be predicted on a user's interest/willingness to do so.
As your question is, essentially, "forms" related it helps to ask in an appropriate sub-forum. Typically the "forms" gurus monitor posts there but may/may not get a feed from other locations.
You could try Acrobat Answers.
Bin the question under Acrobat Software > Forms.
You could try the Acrobat sub-forum for Forms.
Message was edited by: CtDave
Thank you for a reply, in this case I am a developer looking for answers and I don't really appreciate that line. I reached out to see if anyone has an answer or can point me in a direction for a tasked job.
So far, the answers are scant and it may be that it can't be done (though I doubt it). In this project, as mentioned, I'm not talking forms at all. I'm talking taking selected parts of a webpage--only those parts--and popping them into a PDF template with placeholders to create a rebranded high defintion print item.
I seriously do appreciate a rely. I also appreciate pateince on a forum, but no response is not good when researching in a realm of pros. I really didn't take to the "hire a developer line" that made me mad.
I will follow the advice and try putting the question to the other forums. Seriously, thank you for taking a moment and time to reply even though we couldn't answer the question.
The lack of answers is likely due to folks having no clue. What you have asked is not really the purpose of either Acrobat or LiveCycle, but that is not to say it can not be done. A starting point is to bring a WEB page into Acrobat as a PDF. This can be done by printing from the browser to the Adobe PDF printer, using PDF Maker with IE or FIrefox, or simply creating directly in Acrobat. Those are the normal ways to get things from a web page to a PDF.
Being I have no clue how to implement what you have asked (and probably no one else either), I can only suggest some things to look at or other places to inquire. If you think the XML of LiveCycle would help, then you might try the LiveCycle forum.
In terms of your post, I really don't remember seeing the original, but that was right near the end of the semester and I was not checking the forum very much. There are various reasons folks may not reply, typically because they have no clue. Templates are also somewhat specialized and there are not many posts about them. My guess is that the template aspect may have had a lot of folks skip the post. In any case, I have tried to give you some thoughts.