1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 3, 2012 3:45 AM by try67

    Taking data from one program to fill in pdf form


      I'm pretty new to this and I am not even sure this would be possible. I've created a fillable .pdf form and I was wondering if there is a way to transfer information from one software program into it's correct fields on the fillable form. For example, the person's contact information is seen on the screen from on program, but not in any structure to just copy and paste, and I would like to somehow very quickly autopopulate/transfer it to the form?

        • 1. Re: Taking data from one program to fill in pdf form
          try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          There's no way to do that with JS. What you can do is export the data to a

          plain-text file and then use JS to import that file and populate the

          fields. If you're not using Acrobat X it would also be possible to do it in

          a smoother way using a local DB, but that is also much more complex to



          For a more automated solution you will need to use a plugin or stand-alone

          application. You can ask at the Acrobat SDK forum about those.