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Import Data from excel into non-fillable pdf

Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020

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I am looking for a way to

1. Check if any word on PDF page matches a word in an excel spreadsheet.

2. Copy a corresponding cell's data and place it on the PDF. (not in a form).

 

I'll attach a sample pdf page.

I would like to see if the word Sample appears in the excel sheet and

pull out the corresponding data (Test) and paste it inside. 

Thanks in advance

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Community Expert , Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020

You can't do it with an Excel file directly. You will have to first convert it to a plain-text file, like a CSV or a tab-delimited file. Then you'll be able to read its contents using a script, search for matches and then copy that "cell" into the file, for example using a comment. This is not a trivial scripting task, though.

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You can't do it with an Excel file directly. You will have to first convert it to a plain-text file, like a CSV or a tab-delimited file. Then you'll be able to read its contents using a script, search for matches and then copy that "cell" into the file, for example using a comment. This is not a trivial scripting task, though.

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Thanks Right I know about the cab part. I assumed that it wouldn't be a simple scripting task but any direction would be a great help. I'm dealing with thousands of pdf pages. Where would I go to find how to do this?

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Reading the file can be done using the readFileIntoStream method of the util object. Searching it is just a simple string manipulation. Inserting the result can be done using the addAnnot method to create a comment.

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Just wondering, I have much more experience with vba I'm excel. Would it be easier (if possible) to do this sorry of thing through vba?

 

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