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From Tilman Hausherr <THaush...@t-online.de>
Subject AW: Re: AW: Re: Forms elements not being recognised.
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:59:05 GMT
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>
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>
>After further investigation.. It appears the form fields are stored as
>annotations.
>
>From: Kodjo Afriyie - iSite Eng <kodjo.afriyie01@bbc.co.uk
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>Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 12:08
>To: "users@pdfbox.apache.org <mailto:users@pdfbox.apache.org> <mailto:
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>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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