PDF programming issue: I have a Certificate of completion (currently in JPG format) that I issue to Customers on a Wordpress-based website I am building. When a Customer passes my technical online test(s), I want my website to automatically create a downloadable, uneditable, PDF of my Certificate, with the Customer's Name and Date placed in specific areas of my Certificate image. I want to program this capability into my website. Any specific advice is appreciated! Thank you, John 2-12-2020
This would require using a server-side script or application to populate the blank PDF template on the fly with the client's information, and then you would need to call it through WordPress. It's not really related to Acrobat, though, as it's not a server-side application and can't be used for this purpose.
You cannot create a PDF from a website with Acrobat. Acrobat is a purely desktop tool. To create PDFs you need a PDF Library. There are many of these. Some are free for developement. Others are just cheap and easy to use, such as QuickPDF. There are also other types of PDF tools for use on a server.
Try67 and Thom_Parker, thank you. This on the fly PDF generation and manipulation is the heart of my website, so your provided comments help me greatly. I am a one-man band here developing this website, so this PDF capability represents likely my biggest technical challenge, as the majority of the remaining website work is either already completed or solidly within my level of technical capability. So again I appreciate any/all technical guidance and input as a figure this out.
If you decide you require help implementing it feel free to contact me privately (via try6767 at gmail.com), as I've developed similar solutions for my clients in the past, and could certainly do the same for you, too.