2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2012 12:06 AM by marcussundgren

    Best practice for merging and storing PDFs?

    marcussundgren

      Hello!

       

      At the place I work we've been ordered to handle archiving of term papers and student theses according to a specific scheme. We receive the papers as PDF files and need to name them according to a certain specification (this part I've figured out I think). Then we need to generate a cover page that has to be merged with the original PDF (this I need help with). All data needed for the cover page resides in a Filemaker database and can be output as a PDF.

       

      What I need your input on is how to handle the PDF's:

       

      • Are there any plug-ins that can help me with the merging/concatenating the PDF files? Or are there FileMaker native solutions?
      • What's the opinion on how to store the documents, in container fields, as a file reference path, or using a plug-in such as SuperContainer?

       

      We have a Filemaker Server 11 that will host the database on the local network. I'm doing the development on OS X with FMP 11 Advanced, but the faculty that will use the solution will work on Windows with regular FMP9-11 clients.

       

      /Marcus