Kieran France Kieran France is a programmer for IDRSolutions in charge of there internal test suite. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering with gadgets and code.

SVG forms – first release

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PDF documents that contain PDF forms will now have forms appearing on the Svg conversion (if you run our special Forms version). The forms conversion is still under development as there is still much to achieve in the future.  So let me start off by telling and showing you what we have so far.

As of now we have the ability to display the SVG form components so they look native to the viewer it is displayed within. We have single and multi line text areas and passwords, check box and radio buttons, buttons, lists and even video support. Below are a before and after of a PDF page containing forms converted into SVG.

Before

Image with no forms extracted

After

So where do we plan on going from here?

Well there is still plenty to work on, allowing for the SVG forms components to appear as they do within the PDF viewer and ensuring forms sizes and positions are as close as possible to the original are top priorities at the moment as changes to these areas can effect the flow of a document. In the future we also have plans to allow for javascript from the PDF file to be used to control the SVG form components so they function as they would within the PDF viewer.

What features would you like to see?

IDRsolutions develop a Java PDF Viewer and SDK, an Adobe forms to HTML5 forms converter, a PDF to HTML5 converter and a Java ImageIO replacement. On the blog our team post anything interesting they learn about.

Kieran France Kieran France is a programmer for IDRSolutions in charge of there internal test suite. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering with gadgets and code.

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