1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 16, 2013 8:36 AM by philmodjunk

    Auto Fill PDF from FileMaker

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      Auto Fill PDF from FileMaker

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           Hi,

           I work for a non profit that would like to autofill an existing pdf form with data from the institutions Filemaker Pro 11 database.  I understand that any layout can be saved as a pdf but I'm having trouble with creating a layout to match the pdf form and I'm guessing there is an easier way to convert the pdf to text with fields spread throughout it.

            

           Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

        • 1. Re: Auto Fill PDF from FileMaker
          philmodjunk

               You'll need to create a layout that reproduces the "form" PDF but with fields from your database included in the relevant locations. Some people put a copy of the PDF into the layout background and superimpose fields on top of the "blanks". Others copy and paste text and graphics from the original PDF onto the layout to recreate that PDF. The second option is more work, but allows you to more easily make small changes the design of the basic PDF should that become necessary in the future.