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Old 05-06-2005, 09:27 AM   #1
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I found a program that merges database data into PDF Forms. It's called ARTS PDF Variform Plus

Has anyone here used this, and can you offer your opinions? And/or can someone suggest a different tool that does the same thing.
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I found a program that merges database data into PDF Forms. It's called ARTS PDF Variform Plus

Has anyone here used this, and can you offer your opinions? And/or can someone suggest a different tool that does the same thing.
It looked interesting 'til I saw the price.

   
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It looked interesting 'til I saw the price.
Depending on where one uses it, it could pay for itself in less than a week.

Here's a slightly different one called PDFeBurst. With this one I could use my own software of choice to send a series of forms to a single PDF file. Then fire up PDFeBurst, which will automatically burst the PDF into individual forms and email each one to its appropriate email address.
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I'm on a roll now. I just found another one, called PDF/Mergician. This one looks like it can output to fields in PDF forms, and handle emailing too.

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I'm on a roll now. I just found another one, called PDF/Mergician. This one looks like it can output to fields in PDF forms, and handle emailing too.
They're all Windows only. My accounting program is on my Mac, and I NEVER send or receive e-mails from the PC because of security issues.

Pity, actually, the PDFdeBurst looked good.

   
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Hmmm. The first product I looked at was multi-platform, and then stopped paying attention. Here is one that runs on Mac. It does database to forms, but I don't think it does email. http://www.artspdf.com/arts_pdf_variform_lite.asp.

BTW, the PDF/Mergician link I posted before was wrong. I edited the messages to fix it.
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Andrew - what would u use it for ???
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As a printer I am very cautious about any pdf creator than Adobe
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I'm thinking of a couple of possibilities:

1. Prepare numerous documents for submission to an agency using a PDF form they provide.

2. Send numerous user-specific reports via email on PDF.
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