[scribus] Scribus extract data from pdf form

Mobify mobify at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 08:28:17 CET 2009

Yeah I have been thinking at this stage perhaps the best way is to just  
create interactive webform instead of interactive pdf form. Worth learning  
Scribus tho, who knows in the future it is possible?

Cuz from what I have been reading about Scribus allows exporting data into  
database or other format? mmm could have read wrongly....

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:20:43 +1100, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:06:17 +1100
> Mobify wrote:
>> I should have explained clearer, the pdf form is an interactive form  
>> where
>> user can enter data in. The main reason for that form is to capture  
>> data,
>> but since Adobe Reader user will not be able to save the form including
>> the data, then is there any other way to capture data entered?
> Probably not easily.  The simplest solution to your problem is "don't do
> that".
> Create a form using html, or just about anything else, even something  
> like Bash
> and Zenity could be made to work, and save data out of that.
>> I was thinking if there's a script which can go through the fields and
>> extract the data into xml or csv and there another script for import /
>> putting these data back into the form?
> Easily done with just about anything other than Adobe Reader and a PDF  
> file.
> Perhaps you need a simple database?  OpenOffice includes a database, but  
> I've
> never tried it myself.  You might want to look at Postgresql if you have  
> a lot
> of stuff to keep track of.
> I think you're looking at the wrong tool for the job.

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