XFA stands for XML Forms Architecture, and is part of a family of proprietary XML specifications that were developed by JetForm to enhance the processing of web based forms, however starting at PDF Specfication 1.5 it was possible to be used with XFA, but XML Forms Architecture was not standardized when the PDF Format became an ISO standard.

XFA

Draw Components in XFA

As I mentioned in my previous article ‘XFA components structure and finding x,y coordinates’ , XFA objects are categorized into dynamic form components and static...
suda
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XFA Forms Vs Swing Forms

I thought of sharing some interesting information regarding XFA Forms and places where consideration has to be taken when you attempt to convert XFA...
suda
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XFA components structure and finding x,y coordinates

XFA components can be categorized mainly into Field components and non Field components (also known as static objects). Static components could be an image,...
suda
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Interesting PDF bugs – an extreme case of recursion

PDF files have a very useful feature known as XForms, which are sub-procedures. This makes it very easy to reuse code and produce smaller...
Mark Stephens
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Making sure Image names are unique in PDF files

All images have a name in the PDF image XObject, usually along the lines of IM0, IM1, IM2, etc. This is unique for each...
Mark Stephens
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