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Topic: Re: Auto-Sizing Imported Data Fields in PDF Files
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56464
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:19 PM


actually, it could be done somehow in Acrobat 5 (but you would need a
fixed width font, such as Courier, to be kind of precise). And I am
not sure if it would actually work with Reader ... had to try out.
You might experiment yourself a bit with the rect field object

However, the more stable workaround has been mentioned already: use
another field, where you combine the text as it is supposed to appear.

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
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CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

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>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?

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