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Topic: PDF Forms: Problem with inserting duplicate pages
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 55373
From: htang
Date: 5/29/2002 05:12 PM

I am using repeated calls to PDDocInsertPages() to insert multiple copies of the same page(s) into an existing document. My problem is that the pages being inserted contain form fields, and that these form fields have identical identifier names to those in the destination document.

I have so far thought about tackling this problem from two different angles.

The first solution would be to programmatically pre-process the file that I wish to insert before doing the insert itself: I would open up the document and rename each field identifier, making sure that there are no name clashes with those in the destination document. I have stalled on this approach as I can not find a way of programmatically changing form field identifiers. There is a AFPDFieldGetName() function, so one would assume that there would be a matching set function?

The second approach and one which I am not sure is catered for, and that is to assume that the field identifiers will be renamed automatically for me if I name the identifiers appropriately at form design time. I've read about "named destinations" and also "Templates" in the documentation and wondered if any of these two areas would be relevant to my investigations.

Thanks in anticipation of any help, especially code examples.


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