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    node-pdffiller

    0.0.7 • Public • Published

    PDF Filler (Node.js)

    A node.js PDF form field data filler and FDF generator toolkit. This essentially is a wrapper around the PDF Toolkit library PDF ToolKit.

    Quick start

    First, run npm install node-pdffiller --save for your app. Then, in an Express app:

    var pdfFiller = require('node-pdffiller');
     
    // ...

    Examples

    1.Fill PDF with existing FDF Data

    var pdfFiller   = require( 'node-pdffiller' );
     
    var sourcePDF = "test/test.pdf";
    var destinationPDF =  "test/test_complete.pdf";
     
    var data = {
        "last_name" : "John",
        "first_name" : "Doe",
        "date" : "Jan 1, 2013",
        "football" : "Off",
        "baseball" : "Yes",
        "basketball" : "Off",
        "hockey" : "Yes",
        "nascar" : "Off"
    };
     
    pdfFiller.fillForm( sourcePDF, destinationPDF, data, function(err) { 
        if (err) throw err;
        console.log("In callback (we're done)."); 
    });
     

    This will take the test.pdf, fill the fields with the data values and create a complete filled in PDF (test_filled_in.pdf)

    2. Generate FDF Template from PDF

    var pdfFiller   = require( 'node-pdffiller' );
     
    var sourcePDF = "test/test.pdf";
     
    var FDF_data = pdfFiller.generateFDFTemplate( sourcePDF, function(err, fdfData) { 
        if (err) throw err;
        console.log(fdfData);
    });
     

    This will print out this

        "last_name" : "",
        "first_name" : "",
        "date" : "",
        "football" : "",
        "baseball" : "",
        "basketball" : "",
        "hockey" : "",
        "nascar" : ""
    };```
     
    #### 3. Map form fields to PDF fields
    ````javascript
    var pdfFiller = require( 'node-pdffiller' ),
        sourcePDF = "test/test.pdf",
        FDF_data,
        destinationPDF =  "test/test_complete.pdf";
     
    var conversionMap = {
        "lastName": "last_name",
        "firstName": "first_name",
        "Date": "date",
        "lastName": "last_name",
        "footballField": "football",
        "bballField": "basketball",
        "baseballField": "baseball",
        "hockeyField": "hockey",
        "nascarField": "nascar"
    };
     
    var FormFields = {
        "lastName" : "John",
        "firstName" : "Doe",
        "Date" : "Jan 1, 2013",
        "footballField" : "Off",
        "baseballField" : "Yes",
        "bballField" : "Off",
        "hockeyField" : "Yes",
        "nascarField" : "Off"
    };
     
    pdfFiller.mapForm2PDF( data, convMap, function(err, mappedFields) { 
        if (err) throw err;
     
        console.log(mappedFields);
    });

    This will print out the object below.

        "last_name" : "John",
        "first_name" : "Doe",
        "date" : "Jan 1, 2013",
        "football" : "Off",
        "baseball" : "Yes",
        "basketball" : "Off",
        "hockey" : "Yes",
        "nascar" : "Off"
    };```
     
    #### 4. Convert fieldJson to FDF data
    ````javascript
    var pdfFiller   = require( 'node-pdffiller' );
     
    var sourcePDF = "test/test.pdf";
    var fieldJson = [
        {
            "title" : "last_name",
            "fieldfieldType": "Text",
            "fieldValue": "Doe"
        },
        {
            "title" : "first_name",
            "fieldfieldType": "Text",
            "fieldValue": "John"
        },
        {
            "title" : "date",
            "fieldType": "Text",
            "fieldValue": "Jan 1, 2013"
        },
        {
            "title" : "football",
            "fieldType": "Button",
            "fieldValue": false
        },
        {
            "title" : "baseball",
            "fieldType": "Button",
            "fieldValue": true
        },
        {
            "title" : "basketball",
            "fieldType": "Button"
            "fieldValue": false
        },
        {
            "title" : "hockey",
            "fieldType": "Button"
            "fieldValue": true
        },
        {
            "title" : "nascar",
            "fieldType": "Button"
            "fieldValue": false
        }
    ];
     
    var FDFData = pdfFiller.convFieldJson2FDF( data );
    console.log(FDFData)

    This will print out this

    {
        "last_name" : "John",
        "first_name" : "Doe",
        "date" : "Jan 1, 2013",
        "football" : "Off",
        "baseball" : "Yes",
        "basketball" : "Off",
        "hockey" : "Yes",
        "nascar" : "Off"
    };
    

    Install

    npm i node-pdffiller

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    Version

    0.0.7

    License

    MIT

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