2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 4, 2011 7:29 PM by beefnw_com

    Import data to multi-page form

    beefnw_com

      I just bought acrobat X Pro.

       

      I would like to import data from a php program into an

      acrobat form and have a new page generated for each

      data set. What is the best way to do this?

       

      Thanks JZ

        • 1. Re: Import data to multi-page form
          maxwyss Level 4

          There are actually several ways to accomplish this.

           

          The IMHO logical and straightforward way is to define the repetitive page of the document as a Template, and then assemble an FDF which does handle the templates (section 12.7.7.3.3 in the version of the PDF reference being part of the Acrobat 10 SDK documentation). Then you feed that FDF into Acrobat, and it should create an according document.

           

          An alternative would be using XFA (which is most likely suggested by Adobe Propaganda). This approach may work reasonably well.

           

          And (to be kind of complete), for bigger volumes of such forms, you might look at third-party server-side applications which would merge base form and data on the server side.

           

          Hope this can help.

           

          Max Wyss.

          • 2. Re: Import data to multi-page form
            beefnw_com Level 1

            Thank you for your quick response. Your answer is consistant with other responses that were posted for other problems.