Hi Andrew,

> Am 21.09.2016 um 11:14 schrieb Andrew Bogdanov <abogda...@accusoft.com>:
> 
> Hi, Maruan. I'm attaching an original document (which is processed correctly) 
> and merged one.

as attachments are not allowed on that mailing list they didn't make it 
through. Could you upload them to a public location?

BR
Maruan


> 
> On 2016-09-19 17:03 (+0300), Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de> wrote: 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > > Am 19.09.2016 um 15:52 schrieb abogda...@accusoft.com:
> > > 
> > > But why then Acrobat DC renders those fields correctly in the same 
> > > document?
> > > By going back to merging, is there a way to tell that document was merged 
> > > from other documents or not? Does PDFBox treat them differently? 
> > 
> > would it be possible to upload pdf before and after merging to take a look?
> > 
> > Acrobat treates annotations which also have a Widget entry in their 
> > dictionary as form fields although there is no AcroForm entry. If that is 
> > really the case here that would be a potential improvement to PDFBox to 
> > behave the same. It's long ago that I've seen such a document still being 
> > used tough.
> > 
> > BR
> > Maruan
> > 
> > 
> > > 
> > > On 2016-09-16 18:54 (+0300), Tilman Hausherr <thaush...@t-online.de> 
> > > wrote: 
> > >> Am 16.09.2016 um 17:04 schrieb Andrew Bogdanov:
> > >>> 
> > >>> Hi. I'm trying to retrieve an Acroform data of the PDF by using this 
> > >>> code:
> > >>> 
> > >>> COSArray fields = 
> > >>> (COSArray)this.acroForm.getDictionaryObject(COSName.getPDFName("Fields"));
> > >>> 
> > >>> As a result I have got empty array, but this doc for sure have may 
> > >>> filed inside, if I open this doc through the console using
> > >>> 
> > >>> java -jar pdfbox-app-2.0.2.jsr PDFReader document_name.pdf
> > >>> I am able to see all fields, please see attach
> > >>> 
> > >>> I noticed that such behavior is always happening when I'm trying to 
> > >>> open document that was merged from several documents in Acrobat DC
> > >>> 
> > >> 
> > >> What you saw are widget annotations. But your acroform array is indeed 
> > >> empty, so you have no fields. So go back to the last step, i.e. the 
> > >> merging.
> > >> 
> > >> Tilman
> > >> 
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