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From "Mark Bolduc" <mark.bol...@comcast.net>
Subject RE: Dries Horions boxable PDFBox Table class
Date Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:33:34 GMT
After digging deeper, I found This:
https://github.com/dhorions/boxable/tree/master/src

Regards
Mark Bolduc


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Bolduc [mailto:mark.bolduc@comcast.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:05 AM
To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
Subject: RE: Dries Horions boxable PDFBox Table class

I am looking for help in running this TableTest as there are 3 Classes I
can't locate and have searched
https://github.com/dhorions/boxable/blob/master/src/test/java/be/quodlibet/b
oxable/TableTest.java

The missing Classes are:
BaseTable
Row
Cell

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https://github.com/dhorions/boxable/blob/multi-line-rows/README.md
boxable:
Create tables in pdf documents using PDFBox http://pdfbox.apache.org/
.Example pdf can be found at http://goo.gl/a7QvRM .Example code can be found
at
https://github.com/dhorions/boxable/blob/master/src/be/quodlibet/boxable/exa
mples/example1.java

Any Help would be appreciated.
Regards
Mark Bolduc


-----Original Message-----
From: Maruan Sahyoun [mailto:sahyoun@fileaffairs.de]
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 9:06 AM
To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
Subject: Re: Migrate form field entries from one pdf to another

Hi,

> Am 30.06.2015 um 10:21 schrieb Roberto Nibali <rnibali@gmail.com>:
> 
> Hello
> 
> Thanks for the answers. I have attached two PDFs by hopefully removing 
> all
traces that could violate the NDA, which I can't get to work.
> 
> >> Normally when a checkbox is checked the fields value AND the 
> >> appearance need to be updated. This is not the case with your form.
> >> How was the value of the original form set? Which software?
> >>
> >
> > The value set in the form is by simply clicking it in Adobe Acrobat 
> > (Reader). It sets the field accordingly, nevertheless for a set 
> > field,
> > getValue() still returns null. The forms themselves were created 
> > with InDesign, I think. Not sure though. So, you're kind of implying 
> > that independent of the field type (Textbox, PrintButton, Checkbox, 
> > Radiobutton), PDFBox would normally expect the value of a field to 
> > be
!null?
> 
> I did a quick test with a newly created form using Adobe Acrobat and
setting the checkbox also with Acrobat. There the value is not null when the
checkbox has been checked.
> 
> I have attached now PDFs, where with my tool the value is null.


unfortunately the attachments didn't make it through the mailing list. Could
you upload them to a public location?

BR
Maruan

> 
> > How could I deal with this? Because this is exactly what seems to 
> > fail and also cause this dreaded exception message when trying to 
> > fill out the forms with anything other than PDTextbox.
> 
> Without looking at the form:
> 
> a) test if getValue returns null if not take that value
> b) if it returns null test if the box has been checked - if yes take 
> that
value.
> 
> Which value?
>  
> use the value retrieved from a) or b) to set the fields value in the 
> pdf
template.
> 
> I'm not sure which value you mean.
>  
> What would be helpful is either a screenshot of the form fields 
> entries
using the PDFDebugger
[http://pdfbox.apache.org/1.8/commandline.html#pdfDebugger
<http://pdfbox.apache.org/1.8/commandline.html#pdfDebugger>] or the printout
of the fields getDictionary() method so there is some more information about
how the field definition looks lie. Best would be to have the form of
course.
> 
> Attached. Also you can find the code here: 
> http://pastebin.com/Ra0ebSis
<http://pastebin.com/Ra0ebSis>. Let me know if something else is needed.
> 
> The idea is that you call it with the template TestTemplate.pdf and 
> the
input PDF Test.pdf, resulting in an output PDF that is a carbon-copy of the
input PDF, but with the template PDF CI/CD (in my test case they are
identical, but it serves the purpose).
>  
> >
> > Would anybody here be willing to have a Skype or Teamviewer session 
> > with me tonight or tomorrow night to have a look at the problem?
> > We're willing to pay for such support. If so, please send a private 
> > message to me, so we don't clutter this mailing list.
> 
> I'm currently on travel so won't be able to do that
> 
> Thanks, anybody else?
> 
> Cheers
> Roberto
> 
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