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Kblaisdell
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Merge multiple PDF forms into one file with unique field names

Apr 10, 2012 6:46 AM

Tags: #acrobat #field #form #fields #fillable

Hello,

 

I have several PDF form files that need to be merged into a single PDF document.  Given how they are currently organized, creating a portfolio is not an acceptible solution.  Unfortunately, when these files were originally created, they were assigned random field names (e.g., "Text3).  When I try to combine the files together, as a user goes through and enters data it shows up randomly on other fields on the form (to be expected).  Is there a way to combine multiple PDF forms into one file with unique field names then go back through and update fields like "Name" that appear multiple times? 

 

Thank you,

 

Kevin

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 10, 2012 7:21 AM   in reply to Kblaisdell

    You can flatten all the fields before merging the files. Of course, then

    you won't be able to edit them anymore...

     
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:40 AM   in reply to Kblaisdell

    Then you'll have to edit the names of the fields before merging the files,

    which is not an easy task.

    Basically, you can either do it manually, or with a script, but the latter

    will remove any formatting, validation or calculation scripts that are

    associated with the fields.

     
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