FoxIt and Acrobat DC comparison

Community Beginner ,
Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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I am comparing FoxIT to Acrobat for a automatic form generation and esignature solution.  FoxIt seems to be winning. So I have been able to take a form in FoxIt and use there export to xfdf tool so I know I have an xfdf doc that is acceptable to FoxIt.  I then fill that xfdf doc via VBA code in MS Access.  I don't see any similar functionality in Acrobat.  Am I missing something?

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Create PDFs , PDF forms , Security digital signatures and esignatures

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Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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Acrobat JavaScript can export form data. 

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Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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Thanks, but I really don't want to have to learn some javascript.  Is there no functionality in Acrobat that is equavilent to that I see in FoxIt?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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In Adobe Pro you can export form data as xfdf file.

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Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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How?

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Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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At Tools search for "export data"

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Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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Tools - Forms - More - Export Data, change "Save as Type" to "Acrobat XFDF Files".

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Jul 10, 2022 Jul 10, 2022

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Got it.  Thanks.  If I wanted to pull this off in VBA - open xfdf file, fill xfdf file,  then import xfdf file to the pdf form, any clues as to what  (Adobe Acrobat 10 Type Library, Adobe Distaller, Adobe Access 3.0 Type Library)  library I need to reference?

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Sorry, I don't work in VBA any longer. I find it to be an extremely cumbersome programming language. Try the Acrobat SDK forum, perhaps.

I can tell you it can be done using a single line of code in Javascript:

this.importAnXFDF();
And if you run it from a trusted context you can even specify the path of the XFDF file with the data, like this:

this.importAnXFDF("/C/MyFiles/FormData.xfdf");

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Hmm, yes I don't have much love for MS Access and VBA but it is the database I am stuck with at present.

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