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PDF with both database and manually completed fields

Posted on 2013-12-05
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Greetings!

Looking for software package that will allow us to easily create an "interactive" PDF for the web by scanning an existing form with blanks to be completed, then adding web-compatible controls (text boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, select lists) to be used to fill in the data.  Most of the data needed is in our MySQL database, but there are values not stored in the database that will need to be completed online by the user.  (These will not be permanently saved.)  Once completed, the form with the entered values is to be saved back to a specific location on the web server.

No update of the existing data in the database is needed/desired.  This should be refreshed each time the form is accessed by a user.   Would be best, though, if we could save the manually-completed data for each form separately so that the user can complete part of the form, save what's he's done up to that point, then come back later and do the rest.  Once the form is complete it can be flattened and the raw data deleted.

This is not just for a single form.  We have about 100 of them to automate.

Spoke with Adobe sales people and they don't offer a solution.  Does anyone know of a third party package that will let us do this fairly easily?  Alternative is to create individual html pages that look like the form, then write code to create the PDF based on the entries.  It's the latter part that is really time consuming.  Need something that will allow us to deploy new forms quickly and easily.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Bruce
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by:ikonland
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is it a pdf with all entered data and for blank fields , use checkboxes...to be selected later??
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Sorry to leave this so long. SouthData's IT staff had a similar program and modified it for our needs.
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by:springthorpeSoftware
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We had software written to accomplish our goal.
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