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Capture the contents of the pdf submission and create a new document based on the data?

Aug 5, 2012 6:13 AM

Tags: #file #acrobat #adobe #data #forms #extract #fdf #pro-x
Are there any programs that can capture the contents of the pdf submission and create a new document based on that? I want to convert the data from a fillable pdf form into an automatically generated shipping label. Thanks!
 
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    Aug 5, 2012 11:30 AM   in reply to ahlaj77

    Have you looked at exporting the field data to an FDF file and then importing that FDF file into a new PDF?

     

    For users with Reader you will need to add a button and a special script file in a specific location to import the FDF file.

     
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    Aug 5, 2012 12:59 PM   in reply to ahlaj77

    No. Any extra field names in the FDF are ignored. Any extra field names in the PDF are not touched.

     
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    Aug 5, 2012 4:11 PM   in reply to ahlaj77

    Only field names that are an exact match. One can use JavaScript and hidden fields to match up field names if needed.

     
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    Aug 5, 2012 11:48 PM   in reply to ahlaj77

    Yes. Even multiple copies of the field with the same name will all get populated (for example you can put the person's name on each page).

     
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