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From Gilad Denneboom <gilad.denneb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Problems combining files with form fields
Date Tue, 05 May 2015 09:45:31 GMT
Hi Maruan,

Sure, here they are...

Gilad
​
 batch_sequences 1.pdf
<https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_eBFHMNjkhsNmlPNjJMcTJVXzQ/edit?usp=drive_web>
​​
 Input form.pdf
<https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_eBFHMNjkhsaWlHbmYzSEFpX0U/edit?usp=drive_web>
​

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 11:36 AM, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de>
wrote:

> Hi Gilad,
>
> > Am 05.05.2015 um 11:30 schrieb Gilad Denneboom <
> gilad.denneboom@gmail.com>:
> >
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > This should be a simple task, but it turns out to be quite a complex and
> > problematic one, I'm afraid...
> > I'm trying to combine two files, one with a bunch of form fields in it (a
> > single page, created in Acrobat) and one without any fields. I have tried
> > doing it using three different methods, and all three have failed, in
> > various ways.
> >
> > Method 1: PDDocument importPage
> > I tried importing the page with the form fields into the existing files.
> > The page is placed at the end of the document (I need it at the
> start...),
> > but that's not the big issue. The big issue is that although the page
> with
> > the form fields is added to the file, the PDAcroForm in the new file is
> > null and I'm having weird problems editing the form fields in Acrobat
> (see
> > "example1.pdf", try to make a selection in one of the drop-downs in
> > Acrobat).
> >
> > Method 2: PDDocument addPage (how is this different from importPage, by
> the
> > way? The documentation is very lacking on this point. Also, why isn't it
> > possible to specify the page number where you want to insert the new
> page?)
> > The result is similar to importPage, only now I am able to make a
> selection
> > in the drop-down fields in Acrobat, but they are still not picked up by
> > PDFBox when I re-load the file and try to access them (see
> "example2.pdf").
> >
> > Method 3: PDFMergerUtililty
> > In order to get the right page order I decided to merge the files instead
> > of adding one to the other.
> > Here the PDAcroForm object does exist in the merged files, but the values
> > of the fields are not picked up. Using getValue on the fields returns the
> > default value for the drop-downs and null for the text fields, even
> though
> > they are clearly filled-in (see "example3.pdf").
> >
> > Any help is appreciated…
>
> Could you also upload the individual files prior to merging?
>
> BR
> Maruan
>
>
> >
> > Regards, Gilad.
> > ​
> > example1.pdf
> > <
> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_eBFHMNjkhscDdvcGhXNjRMZ28/edit?usp=drive_web
> >
> > ​​
> > example2.pdf
> > <
> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_eBFHMNjkhsck9RSTlNTWFtaHc/edit?usp=drive_web
> >
> > ​​
> > example3.pdf
> > <
> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_eBFHMNjkhsQXBRdVdDMGkyR2s/edit?usp=drive_web
> >
> > ​
>
>
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