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How to parse a PDF for form fields

Hi,

is there a possibility to extract the form fields and may be there values
from a pdf document?
Perhaps there exists a JAVA Api for such a task?

thanx

bye Stephan...


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Stephan
5/7/2004 9:21:36 AM
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Best regards,
Farid.

"Stephan Koser" <skoser@web.de> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> is there a possibility to extract the form fields and may be there values
> from a pdf document?
> Perhaps there exists a JAVA Api for such a task?
>
> thanx
>
> bye Stephan...
>
>


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Farid
5/7/2004 1:24:41 PM
See http://www.lowagie.com/iText/

Best Regards,
Paulo Soares

"Stephan Koser" <skoser@web.de> wrote in message news:<c7fkf0$n0m$1@online.de>...
> Hi,
> 
> is there a possibility to extract the form fields and may be there values
> from a pdf document?
> Perhaps there exists a JAVA Api for such a task?
> 
> thanx
> 
> bye Stephan...
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varioni
5/7/2004 4:32:58 PM
"Stephan Koser" <skoser@web.de> wrote in message
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> is there a possibility to extract the form fields and may be there values
> from a pdf document?

Yes. There are several, including, but not limited to:

1. Open the form with Acrobat and Export as FDF, e.g., "File + Export + Form
Data.

2. Add a "submit" button, the action of which is to "submit" as FDF or
HTML(url-encoded name=value pairs) to a server-side cgi script that returns
the FDF or form data in a prescribed format. The advantage of the HTML
submittal is that you can present the name=value pairs in any format you
desire.

--
Bill Segraves




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Bill
5/7/2004 5:03:44 PM
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