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Topic: Auto-Sizing Imported Data Fields in PDF Files
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 51837
From: larrym
Date: 5/29/2002 04:48 PM

I'm looking for a solution to a problem that must have plagued many before.
I'm importing data INTO a PDF form (i.e. business letter). The problem occurs when dealing with data of variable char length. Example: an address line with city, state and zip code. I've got 3 fields to accept the data. The "state" field is no problem it's always 2 chars. But the city could be "NYC" or "Poughkeepsie". I don't want alot of white space after the city, if the city name is short, or the name to be cut off if it's too long.
"NYC , NY 10023" looks bad in the document.

How can I dynamically set the field size according to the data?

According to Adobe Support, there is no way to do this in ver. 4 or 5.0. Is there a script or plug-in that can handle this?
Thanks for the help!!

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