Contains multiple Smart Services and Functions for interacting with PDF Documents.
This has NO documentation whatsoever on how to use this properly to generate a PDF. Alternative - Create a PDF template, Use "PDF doc from Template" smart service.
Has anyone run into issues with the "Get PDF Text" function? It doesn't seem to retain the order of text present in the document. It will mix in the header content of the page with the text body of the document.
Druva Kota just in case you see this..?
I'm having an issue when using FillPDF to populate fields in a LiveCycle document. First I need to offer kudos that it works at all - the LiveCycle file format is pestersome and in my experience has been hard to work with.
My issue is pretty straightforward: when I fill in a field in-process, and view the resulting document either in the Appian preview field, or previewed directly within Chrome, the filled-in value appears seemingly correctly. But if I download the generated document and open in Adobe Reader, the field is apparently still empty. If I open the file in a text editor, I'm able to find the value that had been inserted... but when I enter the value directly in Adobe Reader then save, the desired value shows up in additional places within the binary (again, viewed within a text editor). I don't know what the exact issue is here, however it's preventing me from using Fill PDF to fulfill a use case of ours, which the older PDF from Template smart service fails at (in a worse way). If anyone's able to offer some insight into this, I'd appreciate it.
Getting below Error while trying to deploy the plug-in
HTTP Code: 500 APNX-1-4198-019 An Error Has Occurred Expression evaluation error [evaluation ID = R067GEJB] : An error occurred while executing a save: java.util.UnknownFormatConversionException: Conversion = 'D'
Any reason with Environment Specific ?
Thanks in Advance
*without any errors
Found a work around. use the "Un-protect and Copy PDF" Smart Service.
This will ensure that using the function, getpdfmetadata will not throw an uncaught exception. The newly created un-protected copy of PDF will be "clean" and using getpdfmetadata will work without an errors.
Hi,Looks like there's an issue when using getpdfmetadata.Expression evaluation error at function 'getpdfmetadata' [line 50]: XML handling failure trying to convert value com.appiancorp.ps.pdftools.types.PdfMetadata@5d283490 to Appian type PdfMetadata (id=3084)It appears that there are "BAD" pdf files that cannot be read and will throw an error.Will there be a proper exception handling for this function?
I am using merge and extract document smart services of this wonderful plugin. Need some help on extract document service.
Extract document is working fine with sequence of pages like (if we have 10 pages and want to extract first 3 pages, we can give start page and end page) But if we have to extract first two pages(1,2) and last two pages(9,10).
Is it possible to achieve above use case ?
Thanks in advance!!
I see a message that this plugin (or some component it is using) has been deprecated when checking a process model in monitoring. I see no alternatives to the Plugin in the market.
Many thanks Druva for this wonderful plugin which we have been using for 3.5 years! Can we expect this to be updated to be compatible with latest Appian version and not use deprecated components? Would be great help!
Yes, this smart service supports insertion of png, jpg, bmp and gif documents into new PDFs.
The contents of the new PDF is configured by passing in PdfContent object to the smart service. In this object, developers can define PdfSection, and within those an array of PdfText and/or PdfImage can be passed as components. Documents included in the PdfImage instances included in a section's contents will be inserted into that section upon generation.
For more information on the configuration options for PdfContents, you can review the Data Types section of the documentation included in the plugin download.
Can the create PDF content feature be used to insert images into a new PDF file? We have a requirement to include images in a PDF file dynamically.
The plugin library merge function is simply merging pages as it doesn't do consolidation. Essentially, you would have to write your own plugin to achieve this type of functionality using a pdf library that supports merging in the manner you are requesting.
We have blank spaces left in every pdf page ,When I am trying to Merge PDF it is leaving blank spaces we have in every page ,
Suppose I have 3 pdfs to merge and each pdf content is only half page, when i am merging 3 pdf, it is generating 3 page pdf, rather it should generate 2 page pdf, first page fully occupied and 2nd page half occupied. How can we achieve this.?
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