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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: issue- visibility of form field values for a merged pdf
Date Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:49:13 GMT

> Am 21.06.2015 um 09:23 schrieb Atul Kulkarni <atul_kulkarni@persistent.com>:
> Hi,
> We are using Apache PDFBox (Version 1.8.9) for merging pdf documents and other pdf manipulations.
We are facing issue while merging pdfs. Simplistically put the issue is as below-
> 1.       Input: PDF1, PDF2. PDF2 is a PDF form with information filled information.

would it be possible to upload a sample PDF1 and PDF2 to a public location?


> 2.       Expected Output- A single merged PDF file with PDF2 pages appended to PDF1.
> 3.       The issue: PDFs are merged/appended but form information is not visible.
> The visibility of fields is random. I'm using Acrobat Reader XI to see the merged pdf
document. If I open same (merged) document over and again the number of populated fields I
see change. This issue is reproducible with version 1.8.7 and 1.8.8 as well. If form field
values are read again programmatically, all values are there intact and have correct value.
> We are using org.apache.pdfbox.util.PDFMergerUtility to merge the pdfs. To no surprise,
the issue is also reproducible with org.apache.pdfbox.PDFMerger  as well (because, PDFMerger
internally uses PDFMergerUtility).
> Let us know how to fix this issue or anyone has any suggestions to get around the issue.
> Thanks,
> Atul
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