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Word template -> Merge fields -> PDF Fillable Form -> PDF file

Hi,



We want to achieve the following:

1) Load a dotx or docx containing our design and Word styles
2) Fill in a bunch of text and tables
3) Insert a PDF fillable form
4) Save the document as a PDF

We have previously been using Aspose.Words for opening a docx template, replacing placeholders with text and finally saving as PDF. That works like a charm, but we now want to add a PDF fillable form (for our customers to fill in their name, email, address etc before printing a document, signing it and returning it to us).

As I see it, Aspose.Pdf cannot open dotx/docx files - and Aspose.Words cannot insert PDF fillable forms. Is there maybe a way to combine the two? Or do we have to do the templating stuff in Aspose.Words, save as PDF, open with Aspose.Pdf and then insert the form fields?


Jimmy B. Carlsen

Hi Jimmy,


Thanks for contacting support.

As per your understanding, you need to perform all the manipulations in MS Word file, transform it to PDF format using Aspose.Words and then insert fill able form fields inside PDF form, digitally sign the document and save the final output. For more details, please visit Working with Forms