5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2014 10:15 PM by George_Johnson

    odbc

    jec26 Level 1

      I am looking for a way to interface forms with my software so a windows form is automatically converted into a interactive PDF.  Is ODBC the way to do this?

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          George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Probably not. It would help if you provided more details about what it is you're trying to accomplish.

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            jec26 Level 1

            My vacation rental software is able to create a rental agreement as a Word document.  I have Adobe XI Pro and wanted to have Adobe automatically convert the document into a form fill PDF.  I can do it each time I send an agreement but the steps are the same.  I was wondering if there was a way to cue Adobe to automatically retrace the steps each time?

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              George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Does each rental agreement require the exact same fields and would you normally place them in the same locations?

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                jec26 Level 1

                Yes, fill-in fields are the same, and in the same locations on each agreement.

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                  George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Then there are a number of ways you can approach this. If you prepare a document with the fields in the locations you want, you can use Acrobat to replace the old pages with new ones when you generate a new rental agreement PDF. You can do this programmatically with JavaScript within Acrobat or via IAC (InterApplication Communications) from an external program/script. More information is in the Acrobat SDK.

                   

                  Another option is to use JavaScript to create all of the fields programmatically, again either with a script within Acrobat or via IAC.