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PDF form to mergable form

By misscrf ·
Here is the scenario. We have pdf forms that have fillable fields. Imagine a pdf of an IRS form. We want to figure out how to be able to merge data with these forms. One thought is to recreate the form in word. Problem is that when you copy the form text to word, you lose the columns and tables and such from the pdf form. I am been working on re-creating it, but I am worried about making it perfect.

I may be wrong but I don't think it is possible to do a merge with pdfs. Does anyone have any suggestion? Anyone?

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by pierrejamme In reply to PDF form to mergable form

I am not familiar wih fillable fields but in plain old pdfs you just go to the page you want (typically last page) to add and do a Document insert and pick the pdf you want. The program asks where you want it an Voila you have two pdfs merged into one.

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by misscrf In reply to

I know how to merge pdf files. I am talking about PDF forms with fillable data fields, and merging the data into the fields via a data source. thanks anyway.

I have 5 professional installed and I have the form fields all set, and named ( they already were!)

Now I just need to understand FDF files, how to create them, and set one up so I can test it. It may be early, but lets say I get this set up to an access query... how would I set the parameter to ask for what record they want merged? Thanks for any suggestions!

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by misscrf In reply to

Thanks, but I have seen all of this. We have taken a different route. We saved the pdf's as jpgs. Insert each jpg into a page header ( with section break between pages to allow for different image on each page) format the picture behind text, then create tables for the fields and merge.

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