Mark Stephens Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

PDF and Acrobat Forms Converters from IDRsolutions

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We have always had a Forms converter and a non-forms converter as 2 different products, but some potential clients said we could make it clearer. So as part of our site revamp, we have separated out the 2 different products and this blog post is to clarify this.

We see TWO different markets/use cases for our converters (hence TWO different products).

JPDF2HTML5
For PDF to HTML5 and SVG Conversions

There is a large market for users who want to view documents online. They want accurate document display and HTML5 is merely a means to this end. They are often looking to replace Flash as a solution. This is provided by JPDF2HTML5. In this case we would rasterize any forms and not display dynamic XFA documents.

JPDFFORMS
For Acrobat Forms to HTML5 Conversions

There is a second group of potential users who have workflows based around XFA or FDF Forms with users entering data into XFA or FDF forms. These files often contain business logic (validation, etc) in FormCalc or JavaScript which needs to be retained. This all needs to be turned into HTML5 forms with JavaScript and the ability to resave data back into PDF documents.

There is often a workflow requiring the data to be return via an internet connection or updated in the original file. This is the group who would also use Acrobat Reader in Google and Adobe LiveCycle. Neither of these are options in 2016. This is a much smaller, premium marketplace with more complex requirements. We have JPDFForms to provide this functionality.

Both are on our website with free trial versions and online demos, and we hope that whichever market you are in, you will consider our offerings.

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Mark Stephens Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

2 Replies to “PDF and Acrobat Forms Converters from IDRsolutions”

  1. Where is the online JpdfForms, please? I clicked on the [Try Online For Free] button; however,
    that just provided the Jpdf2Html5 online converter, AFAICT.

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