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PDF Form Filler Command Line

Form PDF is frequently used in present paperless office. Many staffs have to fill many form PDF files which always have a lot of common contents. PDF Form Datum Exporter can export the common form data to FDF file and then reuse it to other PDF form files.

Filling plenty of form PDF with the same content is really a boring task. You can use PDF Form Datum Exporter to export the common contents to FDF file and then use the method in article PDF Form Filler Command Line to fill PDF forms with the created FDF.

PDF Form Datum Exporter has three versions for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The three version programs have similar options and functions. You can choose one version for your computer system. The following are examples for Linux version, and the examples are also practical for other two version programs.

After getting a FDF file, now you can fill PDF form with the FDF file with commands like the following.

pdftoolbox form.pdf -outformdata -outfile data.fdf

This command line exports the data of PDF file form.pdf, and saves the data into FDF file data.fdf specified behind option -outfile. Option -outformdata tells the program to do the exporting operation.

If you want to fill another PDF with the created FDF file, you can use commands below,

pdftoolbox empty.pdf -fillform data.fdf -outfile filled.pdf

The command line above fills the PDF file empty.pdf with data in data.fdf. This method is described in article of PDF Form Filler Command Line.

PDF Form Datum Exporter has more functions and options than you expected. You can learn the usages from examples in directory test.

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