The issue I am facing is this: 1200+ PDF forms that employees
will need to sign. The docs are being created in MS Word, and all
have a standard signature block. We have prototyped using LiveCycle
Designer 8 to add fields to static PDF files (print Word files into
Acrobat, import into LiveCycle and paste in fields) but this is
pretty labor-intensive to use with a minimum of 1200 forms per
The employee forms go into a CF8/Oracle library app (stored
as BLOBs) and served up for 7,000 or so employees to sign. Posted
data goes back into database.
Here is the issue:
Does anyone know any way to use some combination of cfpdf /
cfpdfform / cfdocument that will allow us to create ONE generic
signature block form, 1200 static PDF files, and merge them on the
<cfdocument> apparently does not allow PDF data to be
included with a <cfpdfform>, as I have tried outputting PDF
variables, toBinary(PDF variable), PDF served by <cfcontent>
and various other combinations.
(If the non-form data were HTML, we could easily output in a
<cfdocumentsection> of the cfdocument, and add the
<cfpdfform source="#genericForm#" action="populate"> and be
done with it. But, we can't.)
<cfpdf action="merge"> with a combination of a static
PDF file and a populated form results in a flattend PDF file with
no form data.
I am acutely aware that LiveCycle 8 uses the XFA schema, and
regular PDF documents use a different schema. And, this may
prohibit what we want to do.
If anyone has experience with CF8 PDFs and PDF forms, or has
any helpful thoughts, I would be appreciatively gross. Needless to
say, this is a six month project that must be live at the end
As I mentioned on the other thread, the forms need to be
flattened. CFPDF cannot flatten LiveCycle forms, only Acrobat
Forms. The suggested solution was to use LiveCycle ES