Re: Ruby and XFDF

I’m doing the same thing in a C# application. The technique I use should
work fine in Ruby also. The XFDF files are pure XML, so I use an XML
builder to generate the XFDF file. Under Windows, I can also take
advantage of the fact that files with a .xfdf extension are associated
with Acrobat. For example, if I tell Windows to execute “MyForm.xfdf”,
Acrobat will launch, read the xfdf file, and automatically open the
Acrobat PDF listed in the xfdf, and populate the form fields using the
data in the xfdf file.

Frank Davis wrote:

I’m doing the same thing in a C# application. The technique I use should
work fine in Ruby also. The XFDF files are pure XML, so I use an XML
builder to generate the XFDF file.

Yes, that’s exactly why I’d like to work with them. Very easy to do
this accurately using REXML (or similar).

Under Windows, I can also take
advantage of the fact that files with a .xfdf extension are associated
with Acrobat. For example, if I tell Windows to execute “MyForm.xfdf”,
Acrobat will launch, read the xfdf file, and automatically open the
Acrobat PDF listed in the xfdf, and populate the form fields using the
data in the xfdf file.

Intersting approach. I need this to run automated, on a (Linux)
server, so this idea won’t work. Any other ideas?

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