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Topic: Copying Formfields in plugin (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 87894
From: light_student
Date: 5/18/2003 09:15 AM

Hi,

I just started making plugin-ins, so I ask many questions..
I get slightly(very..) confused over the many ways to access the different
objects.
There's CosObjects, PDEelement, PDAnnot, AFPDField, dictionaries.....


I'm wondering what is the best way to access the form-fields?


-And some more questions:
1. Copy a field from one page to another.

How do I copy a field?
It is quite easy to copy the annotation with PDPageGetAnnot and
PDPageAddAnnot, and I tried

to copy the CosOject as well, but that didn't work..

I have seen PDEElementCopy mentioned, can I use that?



2. Make a copy on same page.

If you create a field, and then copy it to another location on the page,
both fields are

linked to the same value.

How do I do this programatically?


If I understand the PDF Reference, I can make a copy of an AcroForm
dictionary, and add the

copy as a Kid.
-But I'm having some problems finding my way through the PDF Reference..
How is the Annotation dictionary and the AcroForm dictionary linked
together?


Thanks,

Erlend

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