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Web-Application with file generation pattern

I work on a java web-application. In this application, users can generate some reporting (xls/pdf) and create some pack of multiple reporting. (using pdfbox, itext) More and more data are added in ...
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Do Adobe PDF Actions get detected as JavaScript?

My company is creating a PDF survey (intended for other companies to complete) and we're trying to make the solution interactive (conditional checklists that become visible based on the status of ...
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Performing multiple actions on each row of table from many databases

I am working on a project that manages employee payrolls using php (no frameworks). This application consists of clients (with their own databases). Each database consists of the client's employees ...
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Adobe Acrobat folder level scripts

I am trying to find ínformation on how and where to write folder level scripts for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop. This is what I found from Adobe: https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/...
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PDF content : text or graphics?

Is there a possible test to check if a PDF file contains text or it is created by scanning paper sheets ? text : plain text that, for example, I can copy & paste while I am reading the PDF. Not ...
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Sharing information between two independent application

I have to share parameters/information between two independent applications: an Executable and a PDF file. By clicking a button within the pdf I want to perform some specific task (or run code) in my ...
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Best practices/patterns for generation PDF reports

I have PDF generation feature in my app. I am using iTextPDF for generating reports, so it works well. The problem is not exactly in pdf generation but in approach. Currently PDF generation code looks ...
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User-editable templates for reporting: alternatives to word? [closed]

Not sure if this is the right platform for this, but here goes :) Throughout my career I have been generating reports for users, and most of the times it always started from a Word template (.dot/....
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Dealing with unreliable data source [closed]

I have been assigned the task of automating entering of supplier prices and inventory based on our master google sheet. I have limited programming knowledge, but so far I have made code that can ...
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How to do reports from python [closed]

This is not a question, asking for a (single) tool, although to answer my question, of course tools are involved. The focus of this question is, asking for advice in which direction to head for. I ...
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Serving a file from a private directory [closed]

I have a PDF that needs to be accessible for multiple unrelated areas across a website. I don't want to reveal anything about where the file is downloaded from and I want to only upload the file once. ...
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More efficient management of assets(image, documents) in a large web project

I am beginning to refactor a large, very old, messy project. One of the biggest issues is the lack of a central location on the filesystem for simple things like images, icons, documents, csv, etc. ...
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Is it possible to make a printable 'template' document?

I'm writing a piece of software to generate and print nametags. The issue I'm having is that nametags need to be formatted the same, but have different values (ie. different names, titles), and can be ...
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Generating PDF files using individual template components

EDIT: Updated flow diagram to better explain the (likely unnecessary) complexity of what I'm doing. We at the company I work for are attempting to create complex PDF files using Java iText (the free ...
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PDF to doxygen - how to do it? [closed]

I have a big pdf with the documentation for a project and I need to render this to doxygen (so take each function from the pdf and write it out into doxygen). Any suggestions on how to do this ...
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When opening pdf's in browser, why is “inspect element” available and “view source” not?

When opening pdf's in Chrome and Firefox, the "view source" button is greyed out. "Inspect elemet," however, reveals HTML. Are the browsers simply downloading the file and generating html to display ...
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Why are custom PDF download options preferred over ctrl+p?

Why do I, as a developer, have to go through so much trouble developing PDF download options for my clients when everyone in the world can simply hit Ctrl+P and life is good? The current issue I'm ...
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Convert plain text to a pdf template

I have some articles (more than 200 pages) in plain text. It needs to be converted to an given PDF markup. I got some Photoshop files for the headers for every page and a list of requirements for the ...
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Mac Developer Library Download

I'm not sure which SE site this belonged on, so I figured I'd try this one. Whenever I browser the Mac Developer Library at developer.apple.com, on the top right of the window, there's a link for a ...
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PDF help in the software manual

Just need a bit of advice here, if we embed Adobe Reader as an activex control, as well as have a fallback PDF viewer (in case the user doesn't have Adobe Reader installed) would it be wiser to put ...
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application architecture with one or more PDFs

I am writing an iPad application. The main view of the application will be a PDF. I have made considerable progress in parsing out the contents of the PDF. The application will also have at least ...
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Is XML required for this?

I am writing a desktop application in Java, which has all of the Airband radio frequencies for the UK in it. I would like to make this frequency database downloadable so people can print it. Would it ...