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Topic: Importing Access Data to a PDF Form
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 104778
From: Buddyk
Date: 1/28/2004 12:47 PM

Hi. I deal with database and web technologies and am new to PDF. My database has information that I need to provide to other companies that I deal with. They have their forms. I have made PDF's from these forms and now I want to add the data. I can do this project in Word or as a report in Access, but the WYSIWYG is beyond terrible. I deal with lots of forms, and if I can establish that this is a workable technology, I can buy the software. I have read Exporting and importing form data and anything else I can find in Acrobat. In these files I have read about fdf files and a program (lite that costs almost $1000) and some VB solutions that are beyond me presently. Can you direct me to relevant information and/or software? The Acrobat Help file says; "You can also import file data from a text file. Each row in the text file must be tab delimited to create columns, as in a table. When a row of data is imported, each cell becomes the value of the form field that corresponds to the column name." Well, fine. But does that mean each field is tab delimited and how is the record contained? Should the first record be the field names that should "correspond"? Who writes this stuff? Thanks so much.

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