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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: Re: AW: Re: Forms elements not being recognised.
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:12:39 GMT
The PDF doesn't have fields but only widget annotations. 

You should make sure that 
- you create form fields
- add the widget annotation to the form field

See https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-3667

BR
Maruan


 
> in the view menu, go to "show internal structure" and then go to root, 
> acroform, fields. If there are no fields then this isn't a correct acroform 
> PDF.
> 
> Compare it with another form pdf e.g. a tax form.
> 
> Tilman
> 
> 
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> --- Original-Nachricht ---
> Von: Kodjo Afriyie - iSite Eng
> Betreff: Re: AW: Re: Forms elements not being recognised.
> Datum: 19.06.2019, 15:06 Uhr
> An: users@pdfbox.apache.org
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Tilman,
> 
> Thank you for responding..
> 
> Below is a gist that shows a screen shot of the file opened in the pdf
> debugger..
> 
> I wish I had used the tool to begin with!!!
> 
> https://gist.github.com/kodjobaah/8e61f8a56860c8af907196f4b4127cdb
> <https://gist.github.com/kodjobaah/8e61f8a56860c8af907196f4b4127cdb>
> 
> I have also added the original document to one drive.
> 
> https://1drv.ms/b/s!AmNEMt7g6Kbuhhpm9GYVfWlvAhIO?e=rBM3Y2
> <https://1drv.ms/b/s!AmNEMt7g6Kbuhhpm9GYVfWlvAhIO?e=rBM3Y2>
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Kodjo
> 
> 
> On 19/06/2019, 12:22, "Tilman Hausherr" <THausherr@t-online.de
> <mailto:THausherr@t-online.de> > wrote:
> 
> > Please upload the PDF to a sharehoster and mention what version you are
> > using.
> > 
> > Also open the file with PDFDebugger and habe a look at the acroform. And
> > read the java javadoc of getFields().
> > 
> > Tilman
> > 
> > 
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> > --- Original-Nachricht ---
> > Von: Kodjo Afriyie - iSite Eng
> > Betreff: Re: Forms elements not being recognised.
> > Datum: 19.06.2019, 14:17 Uhr
> > An: users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > After further investigation.. It appears the form fields are stored as
> > annotations.
> > 
> > From: Kodjo Afriyie - iSite Eng <kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk
> <mailto:kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk>
> > <mailto:kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk <mailto:kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk> >

> <mailto:kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk <mailto:kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk>
> > <mailto:kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk <mailto:kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk> >
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> users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> > >" <
> > users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> <mailto:
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> users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> > >>
> > Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 12:08
> > To: "users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> <mailto:
> users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> > <mailto:
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> > users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> <mailto:
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> > users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> <mailto:
> users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> > >>
> > Subject: Forms elements not being recognised.
> > 
> > I used the tool below to create the attached document.
> > 
> > https://www.sejda.com/desktop <https://www.sejda.com/desktop> <
> https://www.sejda.com/desktop> <https://www.sejda.com/desktop>> ;
> > The following code returns an empty list for the form elements.
> > PDDocumentCatalog docCatalog = document.getDocumentCatalog
> <http://document.getDocumentCatalog>
> > <http://document.getDocumentCatalog> <http://document.getDocumentCatalog>>

> ; ();
> > PDAcroForm acroFom = docCatalog.getAcroForm
> <http://docCatalog.getAcroForm>
> > <http://docCatalog.getAcroForm> <http://docCatalog.getAcroForm>>
;
> > ();
> > List<PDField> fields = acroForm.getFields <http://acroForm.getFields>
<
> http://acroForm.getFields> <http://acroForm.getFields>> ; ();
> > But when I create the document using pdf box it is able to recognise the
> > form elements.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Kodjo
> 
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