[vcf-midatlantic] OT: WTD Programmer with Experience in PDF Editing Programatically (Windows)

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Mon Jul 31 17:23:48 EDT 2017

william degnan via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>I am working on an application that edits PDF file text, I am tired of
>banging my head on the desk ... so, I am looking for someone with
>related experience who can help. 
>In the simplest terms it's a business forms generator.  The program
>starts with a PDF template and then receives input from a web form.  The
>output is a copy of the PDF template with the form data, placed and
>sized correctly. The file will be sent to the printer. 
>Anyone done that before?  The best I can do is replace text, but I can't
>move it around.  Yes I know editing PDFs is clunky, but *if you have
>done this before* contact me if you're looking for a project. 

Postscript but not PDF.  For the Postsript, the input collected was stored
as|to a postscript variable. (eg. /Surname (the-input) def

Then, the 'form' simply issued, at the appropriate place, a 'Surname show'.

I'm pretty sure that the same approach would work with PDF.

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