Collating PDF form data
Posted on 2013-06-05
I have created a PDF sign off sheet for subcontractors to sign off walls of each room in a building as they complete them. This all works fine.
The problem is for 1 job there may be 30 - 40 sign off sheets and I need to be able to extract the date that each wall was signed off and collate it preferably in an excel sheet but I would be willing to settle for another PDF or even MS Access. I just need it to work easily without too much user intervention.
The fields in the PDF are all labelled EG. there is SignA1 DateA1, Sign A2, Date A2 and so on.
I do not need to extract anything except the dates as everything else can be set up as a template, the subcontractors and walls do not change throughout a job.
So just to be clear I would need to extract the dates out of each of the 30-40 pdfs, and have them on one sheets each PDF is named after a room or area eg A1.16, A1.17
This is quite an urgent matter as the sign off sheets are now being used and I need a quick and easy method to check what has and what hasn't been signed off.
Thought it might be worth mentioning that this was created in Bluebeam not Adobe, I have found VBA that can extract data from PDF but a full version of Adobe Acrobat is required for it to work and the user may not have it.
Thank you in advance for your help