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programmatically edit pdf w/ vb.net

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello vb/pdf experts

I have a windows application written with vb.net and I would like to do the following in the application:

1.  open an existing template.pdf containing text fields.
2.  populate text fields with data from database.
3.  check appropriate checkboxes.
4.  save as partNumber.pdf

My client and I both have Acrobat Pro installed on our machines and I'm looking for a solution that is reasonable or free.  I have evaluated ABCpdf and it works but it's too expensive.  I think this can be done with vb and the Acrobat jsobject but I don't know how to do this.  Is there a way to access the field name on the pdf form so I can populate it with data?  I have searched for code samples to do this but have not found any so if you can point me to code sample or provide a sample here it would be much appreciated.

Thank you  in advance for your help.

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i think iText is a free solution for PDFing.


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I looked at iText and it looked like it might work.  HOwever, since my client and I both have acrobat installed on our machines we don't need a third party solution - I found a solution using acrobat sdk.

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