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DynaPDF.FlattenAnnotOrField

Draws an annotation or form field on the current open page.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
DynaPDF 10.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "DynaPDF.FlattenAnnotOrField"; PDF; Field )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
Field The field index or annotation index.
Field name doesn't work.
"FirstName"

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Draws an annotation or form field on the current open page.
Form fields are annotations of type atWidget. The annotations of a page can be enumerated with DynaPDF.GetPageAnnotation and DynaPDF.GetPageAnnotCount.
The annotation or form field is deleted from the page's annotation array after it was flattened. If the function succeeds the return value is OK. If the function fails the return value is an error message.

See also FlattenAnnotOrField function in DynaPDF manual.

Examples

Sets a text field and flatterns it

# Gets passed PDF number, field name, value and an action (Flatten or empty)
#
# Get variables
Set Variable [ $pdf ; Value: GetValue ( Get ( ScriptParameter ) ; 1 ) ]
Set Variable [ $fieldname ; Value: GetValue ( Get ( ScriptParameter ) ; 2 ) ]
Set Variable [ $value ; Value: GetValue ( Get ( ScriptParameter ) ; 3 ) ]
Set Variable [ $action ; Value: GetValue ( Get ( ScriptParameter ) ; 4 ) ]
#
# Set text for the field
Set Variable [ $SetError ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.SetTextFieldValueEx" ; $pdf; $fieldname; $value ) ]
If [ $action = "Flatten" ]
    # query, which page the field is on, so we can edit that page, required for drawing
    Set Variable [ $page ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.GetField"; $pdf; $fieldname; "page") ]
    If [ $page > 0 ]
        Set Variable [ $EditError ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.EditPage"; $pdf; $page) ]
        If [ $EditError = "OK" ]
            # We loop over the fields on the page to find the right one
            Set Variable [ $PageFieldCount ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.GetPageFieldCount"; $pdf ) ]
            Set Variable [ $PageFieldIndex ; Value: 0 ]
            Set Variable [ $found ; Value: 0 ]
            If [ $PageFieldIndex < $PageFieldCount ]
                Loop
                    # check name
                    Set Variable [ $Name ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.GetPageField"; $pdf; $PageFieldIndex; "name" ) ]
                    If [ $Name = $fieldname ]
                    # found the field to flatten
                    Set Variable [ $FlattenError ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.FlattenAnnotOrField"; $pdf; $PageFieldIndex) ]
                    Set Variable [ $found ; Value: 1 ]
                    Exit Loop If [ 1 ]
                    End If
                    #
                    # next
                    Set Variable [ $PageFieldIndex ; Value: $PageFieldIndex + 1 ]
                    Exit Loop If [ $PageFieldIndex ≥ $PageFieldCount ]
                End Loop
            End If
            Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "DynaPDF.EndPage"; $PDF; $page) ]
            If [ not $found ]
                Exit Script [ Text Result: "Field not found!" ]
            Else
                Exit Script [ Text Result: $FlattenError ]
            End If
        Else
            Exit Script [ Text Result: $EditError ]
        End If
    End If
End If
Exit Script [ Text Result: $SetError ]

See also

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Created 9th January 2020, last changed 18th November 2022


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