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"""Manipulate pdf and fdf files (pdftk recommended).

Notes regarding pdftk, pdf forms and fdf files (form definition file)
fields names can be extracted with:

    pdftk orig.pdf generate_fdf output truc.fdf

to merge fdf and pdf:

    pdftk orig.pdf fill_form test.fdf output result.pdf [flatten]

without flatten, one could further edit the resulting form.
with flatten, everything is turned into text.

__docformat__ = "restructuredtext en"
# XXX seems very unix specific
# TODO: check availability of pdftk at import

import os

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def output_field( f ):
    return "\xfe\xff" + "".join( [ "\x00"+c for c in f ] )

def extract_keys(lines):
    keys = []
    for line in lines:
        if line.startswith('/V'):
            pass #print 'value',line
        elif line.startswith('/T'):
            key = line[7:-2]
            key = ''.join(key.split('\x00'))
            keys.append( key )
    return keys

def write_field(out, key, value):
    if value:
        out.write("/V (%s)\n" %value)
        out.write("/V /\n")
    out.write("/T (%s)\n" % output_field(key) )
    out.write(">> \n")

def write_fields(out, fields):
    for (key, value, comment) in fields:
        write_field(out, key, value)
        write_field(out, key+"a", value) # pour copie-carbone sur autres pages

def extract_keys_from_pdf(filename):
    # what about using 'pdftk filename dump_data_fields' and parsing the output ?
    os.system('pdftk %s generate_fdf output /tmp/toto.fdf' % filename)
    lines = file('/tmp/toto.fdf').readlines()
    return extract_keys(lines)

def fill_pdf(infile, outfile, fields):
    write_fields(file('/tmp/toto.fdf', 'w'), fields)
    os.system('pdftk %s fill_form /tmp/toto.fdf output %s flatten' % (infile, outfile))

def testfill_pdf(infile, outfile):
    keys = extract_keys_from_pdf(infile)
    fields = []
    for key in keys:
        fields.append( (key, key, '') )
    fill_pdf(infile, outfile, fields)
Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
Tip: Use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys to navigate and return to view the file.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Ctrl+j (next) and Ctrl+k (previous) and view the file with Ctrl+o.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Alt+j (next) and Alt+k (previous) and view the file with Alt+o.