Help: Backend Processing of PDF Forms (Advanced Topic)
There are two backend scripts to demonstrate how you can parse PDF form submissions and use them to populate a Google Spreadsheet document.
You can download the latest version of the scripts and get the latest info on PDFpenPro's backend support at:
PDFpenPro supports form data submission from submit buttons which specify HTML, XFDF, and PDF format. If you need FDF submit support, please let us know.
PDFpenPro's submit button object is set to submit in XFDF format.
We strongly recommend you use XFDF, as it has the best character encoding support of any of the available form submission formats.
The backend scripts which ship with PDFpenPro 5.0 can handle HTML, XFDF, PDF and FDF submissions.
You should be familiar with CGIs, and some Perl and Ruby won't hurt.
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