PDF Form filling directly in a Web Browser?

PDF Form filling directly in a Web Browser?

Acrobat Forms (AcroForm) are PDF files that contain form fields, which can be filled and saved for further processing. The fields can be filled manually by the end user or automatically within an important workflow process.

Delivering fidelity to the original typographic document

The days when people were forced to print a PDF and manually fill out the form fields with the pencil are fortunately gone. AcroForm offer a solution for everyone who needs to maintain perfect fidelity to the original typographic document. PDF document is the final, fixed output format. And so, the forms in PDF are perfectly arranged and uniform after each form completion. Everyone wants it this way. But is it always pleasant filling out the AcroFom in standard PDF Readers?

PDF Readers no longer needed

The PDFix Library SDK allows a new level of PDF Form processing and workflows without the need of having PDF Readers installed on computer or even on a mobile device. It brings comfort on the computer, but mainly on the mobile. That´s an interesting advantage in today´s “mobile world”!

Let’s look at the real world

Imagine a regular user. You will send him a PDF form to fill in. He doesn´t know that a PDF viewer must be installed. He doesn´t even know if he has it installed. But what if not? Probably he won´t fill the form. What then?

The PDFIx Library SDK can turn a PDF file that contains AcroForm into HTML web page. This converted web page will be displayed properly in every web browser on every device. Have a look:

This is the original PDF with AcroForm:

And this is the converted example – a fully responsive HTML page:

How it works?

PDFix PDF Forms to HTML Forms conversion brings unique experience of form filling directly in the browser with full support of AcroForm technology including . By running PDFix SDK on backend, PDF Form can be populated with filled data, flattened or even signed externally – via the HTML page.

PDFix PDF Forms to HTML Forms Scheme 1

Converted HTML form contains native HTML elements like input, select, textarea or button and can be submitted like any other HTML form to an URL defined by the PDF submit button or processed using a web application. PDF Form conversion to HTML using PDFix SDK allows adding JavaScript, CSS or other content directly into HTML to enrich form filling experience and additional functionality or embed the PDF Form directly into the Web Application interface.

What is better?

This? (the original PDF displayed in classic PDF Reader)

PDF Forms on Mobile - Original fixed layout

Or this? (converted to responsive HTML page with PDFix)

PDF Forms on Mobile - Converted Responsive layout

Try online and integrate to your solutions

Developers are seeking for a technique to fill the PDF forms automatically using external data and save them. The external source can be for example data from a database or direct input from HTML fields. The external data will be automatically filled to the PDF template and each copy of PDF saved to dedicated storage. The PDFix Library SDK will help you with everything mentioned above.

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