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  • #18458 Reply

    MB Moody

    I would like to use this plugin and purchased the trial to play with it. I first noticed the software is looking for a dataset. I am using FormidablePro but that does not include a dataset just entries. Also, I’m developing on my laptop and wondered why a copy of the pdf is to going to http://www.idealchoiceinsurance.com instead of localhost?

    Thank You
    MB Moody

    #18460 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    A “Dataset” is a “Formidable Entry”. (Dataset = Formidable Entry)

    The PDF is going to our server to use the PDFtk cross-platform tool. If you install PDFtk on your server, the PDF will stay on your server. NOTE: Signatures and images are not supported when using the local PDFtk option found on the plugin’s SETTINGS tab.

    We remain at your service.

    #18466 Reply

    MB Moody

    <<The PDF is going to our server to use the PDFtk cross-platform tool. If you install PDFtk on your server, the PDF will stay on your server. NOTE: Signatures and images are not supported when using the local PDFtk option found on the plugin’s SETTINGS tab.>>

    I would like to install the PDFtk option on my server. Do I just copy it from your plugin, change the link from idealchoiceinsurance.com to my localhost or download from the pdflabs.com/ website?

    Thank You

    #18473 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    Refer to the pdflabs.com website to install PDFtk, we do not offer support for the PDFtk tool.

    We remain at your service.

    #18474 Reply

    MB Moody

    I went to the pdflabs.com website and downloaded, installed and changed the link in the fpropdf.php file. I now click a link and see the PDF I want to use however when I go to the Export tab and select the Formidable forms entry or the dataset as you say, to export, it shows as [empty] –04-03-2018 (or whatever date I choose). Those dates are being populated from my Formidable Entries. Why is your plugin not seeing the entry data?

    Thank You

    #18475 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    The [empty] text comes from the “Use as Dataset Name?” radio button field found on the field map layout, it means the selected field is blank. Change the selected field to a field that uniquely defines the entry (dataset) and save the field map layout.

    To use the local version of PDFtk, you must select the “Enable local PDFTK” option on the plugin’s SETTINGS tab, there is no need to edit the fpropdf.php file.

    We remain at your service.

    #18483 Reply

    MB Moody

    Hello,

    I am having great difficulty following the “1” tutorial and then relating it to my project as the tutorial and actual screens don’t match and this is from the beginning. Also the 1 tutorial on youtube says that the plugin might not recognize fields and to insert it manually below, however there is nothing showing below on my screen.

    Thank You

    #18484 Reply

    admin
    Keymaster

    If “actual screens don’t match” and “there is nothing showing below on my screen.”, then you have not uploaded a Adobe Acrobat compatible PDF Form (with existing acrobat form fields).

    We are willing to login and take a look at your installation or you can upload the PDF and a screenshot of the field map layout with the Form and Field Map Layout selected at the top to this form. Then, we will be able to provide specific instructions so you may successfully use the plugin.

    Alternativly, you may download the beta version of the replacement plugin called E2Pdf, which is much more intuitive, however, instruction videos will not be released for a couple of days.

    We remain at your service.

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