PDF::Reader streamed into PDF::Writer

Hi Folks,

Does PDF::Reader integrate at all with PDF::Writer?

What I’m attempting to do is read a pdf file while writing it back out
in pdf with additional data added(i.e. form fields populated).

Essentially this is a premade template I want to dynamically populate.

My guess would be to map all the callbacks received from PDF::Reader
into an associated PDF::Writer function, but that would take massive
amounts of man-hours to complete.

I’ve searched a few posts but haven’t seen anything exactly like what
I’m looking for other than http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/147310#new :

"Posted by Austin Z. (austin)
on 26.03.2008 21:25
(Received via mailing list)

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 1:23 PM, Ricardo P. [email protected]
wrote:

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now I wanna save this pdf as a last page of a existing pdf.
any tips?Can’t be done with PDF::Writer or straight Ruby. You might be able to
do it with Cairo’s PDF support.

-austin"

Anyone have other suggestions?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Brandon S. [email protected]
wrote:

Does PDF::Reader integrate at all with PDF::Writer?

What I’m attempting to do is read a pdf file while writing it back out
in pdf with additional data added(i.e. form fields populated).

Essentially this is a premade template I want to dynamically populate.

My guess would be to map all the callbacks received from PDF::Reader
into an associated PDF::Writer function, but that would take massive
amounts of man-hours to complete.

Yes, it would. You really don’t want to do this. If you need to do
this, look at stepping outside of Ruby or look at Ruby Cairo.

There has been discussion of simplistic PDFR to PDFW translation,
but it’s exactly that: simplistic.

BTW ruby-forum is a poor-man’s replication of the mailing list and
newsgroup interaction.

-austin

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