The PDF Form Filling & Flattening component is used to create, fill and delete form fields in PDF documents automatically and efficiently. The component is addressed via the command line. This makes it possible to process PDF documents individually and in batches. The component is designed to process large quantities of PDF documents automatically. Information is typically retrieved from a source such as a database to create personalized documents, or personalized information is extracted from forms for further processing.
List and fill in existing form fields
Create new form fields
Delete existing form fields
Define font and font sizes for form fields
Flatten form fields (to make them uneditable)
Decrypt and encrypt PDF forms
Optionally pass command options via a control file instead of the command line)
Properties and benefits
Using the Filling & Flattening component requires neither third party software nor programming knowledge. Processing form fields and their content can be fully automated. Fill PDF forms with database information quickly and easily and effortlessly protect the resulting PDF documents from further manipulation.
Fully automated form processing
Easy to control via a control file
User-friendly application with no need for a programming infrastructure
Mass processing of PDF forms in batch processing mode
Creating portable forms
Record customer-specific requirements on site in the field, for instance in the insurance sector, and convert them directly into binding PDF documents such as quotes or contracts. This means it is no longer necessary to first record the information manually on paper, convert it into electronic format at the workplace and then send it to the customer. These tasks are completed on site in a single step by a simple solution.
Automated form creation in the server environment
Large quantities of forms require automated server-based processing. Form data can be retrieved from databases or directly from transactions such as input via an intranet or internet portal. Data is entered automatically into PDF forms which are saved as standard PDF documents for further processing.
Other areas of use
Completing form fields in batch processing mode, e.g. compiling reports from a database
Reading out form fields, e.g. for transferring user data to a database
Personalizing documents by flattening form fields