I am working in a non-profit org. which needs to have forms on the website also available in iPhones, iPads, WinMo, Blackberry or Android devices. Those forms should be able to (if not) take a current picture of yourself.
The point is I'm thinking about PDF forms, or should they be the ones that I'll use online? All completed forms will be sent back to us and stored in a database. You may ask, why PDF? The reason behind the PDF form is for offline sending of the same information, as not every place our organization works has WiFi or internet - so the idea is that something like having those PDF forms printed, completed and scanned back (via OCR or other viable data-copying/form extracting solution) and still being saved back to the database.
There's a (not Adobe) forum for PS scripting here: [^].
Google CEO, Erich Schmidt: "I keep asking for a product called Serendipity. This product would have access to everything ever written or recorded, know everything the user ever worked on and saved to his or her personal hard drive, and know a whole lot about the user's tastes, friends and predilections." 2004, USA Today interview
I want to write a simple program to generate a pdf file with pure text content. I am reading the pdf refernce about text and I have a few questions regarding type0 font(composite font) I hope some one can help me with :
1. Can I reference a external CIDFont file to use without knowing specific information like the fonts' width, leading parameter, etc. If not where should I look for those data to filled up the entry required by the font descriptor and font dictionary. Do I need to parse the ttf file?
2. I am confused with CIDSystemInfo Dictionaries in the Cmap and the CIDFont of a certain type0 font. Do the CIDSystemInfo Dictionaries(which specify the character collection) in these two components have to be exactly the same or they are independent of each other?
3. How should I work with Cmap to generate the text I want. For example if I want to input "你好"（hello in Chinese） to a pdf file using say Predefined CMap GB−EUC−H which use EUC-CN encoding
shoule I create a string translate it to bytes of unicode and th encode using EUC-CN finally write the bytes to the pdf file? I am programing with C# by the way.
Ah! The double-edged sword of a product being bought out and not touched by the new owners. On one side, the product works great and does everything wonderfully, on the other you'll never see any new features added to it. You also won't see their "re-envisioning" of the product either, which is usually a plus!
It takes about 2 months for Reader to go through Repack and Testing before it gets deployed. There's a ton of apps we test interop against, and it takes a while to get all the application owners to test their apps against Reader before it can go out to production.