I'd like to create a Coldfusion program that will generate a fillable PDF form (it's a ticket for a draw) that can be downloaded and filled out offline.
Basically I have a form template that I want to customize for different organizations, so I created a PDF form in LibreOffice and then I have Coldfusion fill in the parts of the for Organization Name, Address, Phone Number, and insert an uploaded logo graphic.
So my logic flow is:
HTML form that asks for organization name, address, phone number and upload of logo.
This information is merged into the PDF form I created (the ticket).
(There are additional form fields in the ticket for the name of the person who bought the ticket, their address, phone, etc.)
PDF document is downloaded to a local computer, and then offline, a person fills in the remaining fields when a ticket is sold and prints the ticket.
The first part works fine - I can get the information from the HTML form into the PDF document (I haven't done the logo yet, but I think I can figure that out).
The problem is that the remaining fields in the downloaded PDF form are no longer editable (they are just blank outlined boxes, and I can't type in them).
How can I get CF to merge the data I want into the fields I want, but leave the other fields alone? Or am I doing this wrong and is there another way to do it?