This example shows how to extract Unicode annotation values from an eForm FDF file.




First, we create an ABCpdf Doc object and read in our FDF file.

Set theFDF = Server.CreateObject("ABCpdf13.Doc")
theFDF.Read "c:\mypdfs\form.fdf"




We find out how many items there are in the FDF file and prepare to iterate through them.

theValues = ""
theLastID = CInt(theFDF.GetInfo(0, "Count"))




We go through each item. We check to see whether it is an annotation. If it is, we check to see if the annotation type is text. If we have found a text annotation, we extract the content and add the value to our list.

For i = 0 To theLastID
  theType = theFDF.GetInfo(i, "Type")
  If theType = "anno" Then
    If theFDF.GetInfo(i, "SubType") = "Text" Then
      theCont = theFDF.GetInfo(i, "Contents")
      theValues = theValues & theCont & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
    End If
  End If




Finally, we add the Unicode text to a new document and save it.

Set theDoc = Server.CreateObject("ABCpdf13.Doc")
theDoc.Font = theDoc.EmbedFont("Arial", "Unicode", False, True)
theDoc.FontSize = 96
theDoc.Rect.Inset 10, 10
theDoc.AddText theValues
theDoc.Save "c:\mypdfs\fdf.pdf"




This is the kind of PDF you might expect to produce.