PDF Tools

Contains multiple Smart Services and Functions for interacting with PDF Documents.

Smart Services:

  • Merge PDF - Merges multiple PDF documents into a single document.
  • Extract PDF Pages - Extracts a range of pages from an existing PDF into a new PDF.
  • Fill PDF - Populates the fields of a PDF Form and optionally flattens it disallow further changes.
  • Create PDF Content - Allows text to be added to a PDF with control over the style, position, and angle. An existing PDF can be updated or a new one created from scratch.
  • Convert PDF to Image - Creates an array of images or a multi-page tiff from a PDF.
  • Compress PDF - Compresses the images in the PDF to make it smaller.
  • Un-protect and Copy PDF - Using the document password, create an un-protected copy of a protected PDF.
  • Convert Image to PDF - Creates a PDF starting from one or many images. It also supports multi-page tiff images.

Functions:

  • Get PDF Metadata - Retrieves metadata on the PDF: page count, title, author, security, encryption, etc
  • Get PDF Text - Retrieves the text content from a PDF.
  • Get PDF Form Fields - Retrieves the populated form field values of an unflattened PDF.

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  • Hello,

    We are trying to install the PDF Tools plugin within our on premise Appian environment, but are encountering an error message along the way. We are using 19.3.81.0 (19.3 with Hotfix C) and are using MySQL8.x for the database on an Amazon Linux 2 server.

    The error is the following:

    Appian Plugin Hot Deploy] ERROR com.appiancorp.plugins.LoggingPluginEventListener - Failed to enable Plug-in 'PDF Tools' (pdftools) version 2.1.0: 'There was a problem loading the module descriptor: Fill PDF.<br/>com.appiancorp.suiteapi.common.exceptions.AppianRuntimeException: com.appiancorp.process.admin.IncompatibleSmartServiceRegistrationException: The Smart Service Module was invalid: Illegal attempt to change the data type for smart service pdftools.FillPDF, input or output named PdfFields (APNX-1-4104-005)

    I'm new to the admin side of Appian and am not overly familiar with a number of details. f this is the wrong place to pose this question, please let me know.

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  • Hello,

    We are trying to install the PDF Tools plugin within our on premise Appian environment, but are encountering an error message along the way. We are using 19.3.81.0 (19.3 with Hotfix C) and are using MySQL8.x for the database on an Amazon Linux 2 server.

    The error is the following:

    Appian Plugin Hot Deploy] ERROR com.appiancorp.plugins.LoggingPluginEventListener - Failed to enable Plug-in 'PDF Tools' (pdftools) version 2.1.0: 'There was a problem loading the module descriptor: Fill PDF.<br/>com.appiancorp.suiteapi.common.exceptions.AppianRuntimeException: com.appiancorp.process.admin.IncompatibleSmartServiceRegistrationException: The Smart Service Module was invalid: Illegal attempt to change the data type for smart service pdftools.FillPDF, input or output named PdfFields (APNX-1-4104-005)

    I'm new to the admin side of Appian and am not overly familiar with a number of details. f this is the wrong place to pose this question, please let me know.

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