Re: PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-19 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
*IF* the pdf files are simple enough, there are some substitutions that you can “just make”. A string literal can be replaced with a string of the same length. It could also be replaced with a shorter string and space-padded for the extra space. You want to put a string that is three

Re: PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-19 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Bob S: Thanks for replying to my post. It seems the situation is as I thought although making a GUI with Livecode to activate an external library is easier than using other tools to make a GUI for an external library. When I started this conversation I assumed I would something like that.

Re: PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-18 Thread Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
That should have read preconfigured to read the FDF file (stupid spell correct!) Bob S On Nov 18, 2020, at 12:15 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: preconfigured to read the pdf file of course ___

Re: PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-18 Thread Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
If you are talking about form data, there IS a way to configure a PDF so that it reads a data file contains just form data and populates with the new data. This works with Mac and Windows, and I assume with Linux, but the caveat is that the PDF has to be configured to do this first. The format

Re: PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-18 Thread Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
On Nov 18, 2020, at 10:34 AM, John McKenzie via use-livecode mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: Comments people were making to William in the Design Question thread have caused me to question some things and I am going to the list here to get an answer. Can Livecode edit existing