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Populating PDF Forms with MultiValue Data


Summary

Walk into any shop, MultiValue or not, that's been around for years and you are likely to find special form-overlay programs which PRINT s data on forms, using either physical printers or virtual printers that overlay raw print data on images. It's a tried-and-true way to get the job done. These programs always work great until the form changes for one reason or another.

The reason each form change becomes an issue is that we aren't really working with the form when we create an overlay. We are working with where we expect the spaces to be. PDF forms address this problem. Once you have a PDF document with form prompts on it, you can merge the data into your form and not worry about where on the from it needs to go. The PDF document will take care of that for you.

What You Need

In order to populate a PDF with data, you will need one third-party program on your system:

PDFtk by PdfLabs

https://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-server/

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