Fill PDF: Let Drupal handle the paperwork

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Site Building

If you work in or serve a paperwork-heavy industry, such as finances/mortgages, real estate, government, education/schools, law, or sports, you may find that the delay between sending out a PDF form to be completed and receiving that form back are adding delay to your workflow.

What you may not realize is that your visitors could be filling out forms on your site, and you could be letting Drupal populate your existing (or soon to exist) interactive PDF forms with that data! This is possible with a module called Fill PDF.

Rather than generating PDFs from scratch, this module re-uses form fields that you create with Acrobat, LiveCycle, OpenOffice, or a compatible tool. This lets your PDF keep its formatting perfectly.

If this is already sounding like it would it save you time, this presentation is for you.

If you're a developer, this presentation is for you. In fact, I can almost guarantee that your reaction will be, "I have a project I could use this on!" That's pretty common.

Presentation outline

This presentation will start with a demo and lead into a module tour. I'll highlight some cool features. If you've seen this presentation before, Then we'll have Q&A, after which I'll reveal a coupon for Fill PDF Service (see my bio below).

Lots of people in real estate, as well as some in schools, sports organizations, and the mortgage industry use this module to ease the work of paperwork. Come check it out!

P.S. If you checked this module out at SANDcamp earlier this year, check it out again. There have been several updates. The presentation is now entirely in Drupal 7, and you can stamp images from your site into PDFs. Coupled with Adobe Reader X's feature of placing signatures on PDFs, there's a lot of potential with Fill PDF in your toolbox.

About the presenter

I'm the maintainer of Fill PDF. I don't think enough people know about this module and want to spread the word. I also want to spread the word since I run Fill PDF Service, one of three ways you can get this module to do its thing. I've been working with Drupal since 2007 (Drupal 5).

Experience level: 
Beginner
Time slot: 
19 May 10:30 - 11:30