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From Gilad Denneboom <gilad.denneb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Problems combining files with form fields
Date Tue, 05 May 2015 09:59:44 GMT
Correct. And in some of the cases (example1) I can't even edit the form
fields properly after inserting the file to another PDF.

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Maruan Sahyoun <sahyoun@fileaffairs.de>
wrote:

> Hi Gilad,
>
> > Am 05.05.2015 um 11:45 schrieb Gilad Denneboom <
> gilad.denneboom@gmail.com>:
> >
> > 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").
>
> So what you are saying is that looking at the form with Adobe Reader the
> form is fine but trying to get the value using PDFBox you are not getting
> the value you are looking for?
>
> BR
> Maruan
>
>
> >>>
> >>> 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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