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Topic: Re: Documenting Form Fields
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56917
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:22 PM


the easiest would be having a plug-in developed which could gather all th=e
information about the specific fields, and have it generate an appropriat=e

Ari's Form Tool, of which a prototype has been presented at the Seybold S=F
conference last year has already some of the elements built in. You might
contact Daniel-Ari Feinberg of Dionis ( about this

Another place to contact could be Marc Véron (

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37

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>We're adding form-fields to a LARGE collection of PDFs - and it turns ou=t
>=that we need to "document" these forms by way of creating a database
>=wherein each record represents a field. We need to capture the field='s
>=name and type, and (ideally) size and short description. Collecting =ALL
>=the form definition data would be an added bonus!
>Would someone be able to steer us in the direction of solving this
>=problem? Parsing an FDF file might work, except that we'd like to
>=document the fields without data in them... and the FDF doesn't inclu=de
>=empty fields.
>Am I missing something blindingly obvious? Seems like documenting a set
>=of form fields would be a broadly useful application...

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