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Any Adobe tech heads about ?

Postby Saratoga » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:18 am

OK, ill try to explain what I desire to accomplish...

I have =<100 separate editable pdf's forms, they all have many common fields, unique fields and also some end user defined fields amongst them.

I have, at the moment, 20 different scenarios that require any number & combination of the 100+ forms
scenario 1 requires pdf form no's # 1, 6, 8, 45, 56, 67 & 88
scenario 2 requires pdf form no's # 1, 6, 13, 17, 58, 64 & 98
scenario 3 requires pdf form no's # 1, 5 & 71 .... etc

Is it possible to create 1 master pdf, that I fill out with the end user details... this pdf then defines which forms to select and then duplicates all fields from master pdf into all fields of associated forms ???
.... thus leaving only the end user defined fields, to be filled out by the end user.

Admittedly, I havnt spent a shitload of time drowning in the Adobe help files, but so far have not found an answer how to accomplish this.
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Postby borgasm » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:13 am

Im not sure if thats possible as I dont know adobe all that well, but one way to get around it would be to write up a PHP (or other web script) that handles the inputs and then writes out a pdf as the result.

I used to be a programmer (10 years ago) and we wrote a system that Registered Training Organisations used to report to the government so they could get funding. there weere a shite ton of reports per state, and each state had variations they needed. The client would input all the student data, then select the options of what they needed to output and they could then download it as a pdf.

This might end up being too complicated for what you need but if you cant figure out a way through adobe and you really need it done then this way will work. I'm not sure if there are any more elegant answers.

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