Friday, February 12, 2016

Fillable PDF API Demo

In response to requests from some of you who have seen my original Fillable PDF Demo at UtterAccess, I have decided to post an Acrobat API version to show the difference between this approach as compared to using the XFDF method.

Please remember that this method is only useful if you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat installed on your machine. One advantage of this method is that you are able to save the filled out form as a PDF file.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Original post date: December 25, 2013


  1. This DEMO has helped me out so much! Thanks! I edited the last line of the code to print the pdf instead of open it like this.. ShellEx strPath & "\" & strXFDF, seopPrint, , , , 0

    It does close the file, but it leaves an instance of Adobe Acrobat running in the taskbar. Do you know how to close that instance?


    1. Hi Barry,

      Thank you for trying out the demo. Since we're using an API to print the PDF, we might also need API as part of a solution. For example, take a look at the following links from The Access Web:

      Close another application


      Find out if an application is currently running

      Hope it helps...