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Topic: Re: Merging fdfs
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57727
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:27 PM

At 11:41 PM -0500 3/19/01, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I am working with asp, iis, sql server. Data is pulled from sql
>server based on the user selection and using fdf object I am able to
>create 3 seperate fdf files and now I need to merge the contents and
>send it to the client.

OK, sounds reasonable. However, one thing you need to
possibly be concerned about is whether any of the 3 documents have
form fields with the same name - if they do, then you either need to
change the names (ie. make them unique) OR you need to investigate a
tool with "form flattening" technology.

>a) Can I do this without using third party tools - where can I find
>examples/source code.

Nope. Acrobat can't run on a server - so you need something else.

>b) If no, what 3-rd party tools are available.

FDFMerge and AppendPDF (>) is one option.

>c) Is it possible to generate a pdf from MS word/Excel on the fly.
Sure, but again, you can't use Acrobat to do it! You'd need
to get a product like PDFDocConverter ( or
AdLib Publisher (

Leonard Rosenthol
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Digital Applications (215) 440-0504 (fax)

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