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Topic: RE: Update DB from PDF
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58700
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:34 PM

Cheryl,

The PDF Form can be setup to send the form fields information (submit). The
user/reader cannot manipulate the PDF in any way/shape or form via the
Browser interface - except of course Form Fields. Form fields can be text
boxes, list boxes, radio buttons, buttons etc.

All of this information can be sent to an ASP script for processing - which
answers your question - yes it can be done, but not by PDF/Javascript but by
the ASP/SQL Server.

You will need the FDF Toolkit (available from PlanetPDF
http://www.planetpdf.com and CodeCuts http://www.codecuts.com) to be able to
create your own Forms Data Format (FDF) files.

You will find plenty of information on Planet PDF and also CodeCuts.

Dave..............
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> I have only worked with creating PDF docs from distiller and don't know
> much about capturing info from a PDF on the web. Is it possible for a
> user to make a change to a PDF document they are viewing on the web, and
> use that updated value to make a change to a SQL database? We are using
> ASP, VB and SQL server.
>

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