01. Overview [2:29]

Description: This video provides an overview of the PDF Manipulator.


Introducing the PDF Manipulator plug in for FileMaker. This plug in exchanges data between FileMaker and Adobe Acrobat. So why use Adobe Acrobat? Well, it is cross platform and will work on a Mac or a PC. You can create PDF’s with form fields using Acrobat Pro. PDF’s can be easily distributed to all, and Acrobat Reader is free and widely used.

0:32 Let’s discuss a few of the benefits of using the PDF Manipulator plug-in. Using the plug in you can insert or extract data between FileMaker Pro and PDFs with form fields. This speeds up and reduces the effort required to manually process data. This is very useful for industries and organizations that depend heavily on forms, as it speeds up data collection and eliminates the need for manual processing.

1:01 The plug-in can extract all page text contents from a PDF into FileMaker. Once the PDF contents are in your FileMaker database, you can search through the PDF contents directly in FileMaker and even determine the exact page number the contents appear on.

1:18 You can also access the PDF Meta Data. Such as title, subject, author, creator, producer, keywords, creation and modification date. Using the plug-in you can push or pull PDF Meta Data between FileMaker and any PDF file.

1:37 An additional feature is that you can combine multiple PDF files using a single FileMaker script step.

1:46 You can also delete or print PDF files directly from within FileMaker.

1:52 I encourage you to explore this website (http://www.PDFManipulator.com), review the videos and documentation and download a demo. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email, phone or even look at our forum for additional questions. We hope you enjoy connecting FileMaker and Acrobat using nothing more than FileMaker script steps. PDF Manipulator plug-in: connecting FileMaker and Adobe Acrobat.

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