filling and saving PDF forms in LiveCode.

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Sat Dec 17 03:18:10 CET 2016


So first, how were the fillable PDF's produced? There is an option in Acrobat to save as a Reader Extended PDF, one of the options being More Tools (Fillabe Forms...). If it was saved in this format, and you still cannot fill it, then the PDF Viewer is just that. A Viewer. 

In order to print a Fillable PDF from a web page, I believe you will need to know some Javascript. You will need to make a button that doesn't print but executes an action. I have never done this, but an associate of mine was tasked with this, and I remember this is what he had to do in order to send the filled form as an email in an attachment. 

Because PDF's can be secure documents, Adobe has gone to great lengths to make sure no one can modify a PDF that has been filled and digitally signed. So even if a PDF is fillable, if it has been signed it becomes unfillable if you get me. 

So I guess I'm saying I'd need more info to make a determination. 

Bob S


> On Dec 12, 2016, at 10:51 , Martin Koob <mkoob at rogers.com> wrote:
> 
> I want to be able to display a fillable PDF form in LiveCode and then allow
> the user to fill it in and then save the resulting document.
> 
> I have tried a couple of things.
> 
> *PDF Viewer*
> - I have the LiveCode Business Licence so I have the PDF Viewer.   When I
> open a fillable PDF form I can only view the PDF I can't fill in the
> fillable fields.
> 
> *Browser instance*
> - I have tried viewing the fillable PDF form in a Browser instance.   I can
> fill out the fillable fields but my difficulty is in saving the resulting
> form.
> 
> -I tried printing the browser instance with the *revBrowserPrint* command
> and then save as a PDF in the dialog.
>     - this does print the browser page but the page of the PDF that is in
> view but not the whole document.
> 
> Is there a way to do this that I can save the filled form as a PDF?
> 
> Martin
> 
> 
> 
> 
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