FillPDF Service is a web service (using technology called iText) which lets you:
- Populate an existing editable PDF template with web-based form data
- Parse PDF documents, allowing you to interpret a template's form field structure
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This functionality can be useful if your website is similar to TurboTax or FAFSA, where a user is guided through web-based forms whose data will later populate a PDF template. If you're trying to do this kind of PDF crunching in Drupal or PHP, this service might be for you (see why).
This is how it works:
- You install FillPDF on your Drupal site and choose FillPDF Service as your PDF-filling method.
- You upload and configure an editable PDF form (see documentation).
- You set up a link to trigger the form to be filled, and Drupal asks FillPDF Service to do the work when this happens.
- FillPDF Service sends the completed form back to Drupal, and Drupal does the rest. Usually, that consists of prompting the user to download the completed PDF or saving it to a configured file path.