How to fill in PDF fields from MS Access

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Hello experts,

I have a project using MS Access. Using command button, I wonder how to fill PDF fields from MS Access? I have been searching the web for hours now and still I have no idea on how to do it. Can I really populate PDF files? Please help me understand.

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How to fill in PDF fields from MS Access



Why not try an online pdf-form editor? It's fast, simple and free. No software installation needed! Just go to and upload the PDF file you want to edit. Once uploaded, Pdfescape automatically detects editable form fields and you just need to click on it and type your answer.

You can also create your PDF's with editable forms here. Just click on the form field option to activate the function.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #145302

How to fill in PDF fields from MS Access


Hi Jonathoon, thats a good question to ask.

The PDF fields can be filled from Ms Access using the command button by using the Adobe Acrobat SDK to populate the forms from Ms Access. When you use the Acrobat SDK, it allows you to edit the forms and fill in to the fields.

You can also use a PDF toolkit which is available at the website The PDF toolkit includes a form for filling out PDF forms with FDF files. Using this toolkit will mean that you will have to convert the files to the FDF format so that you can use the toolkit to fill in the PDF files.

You can also use Visual Basic  to fill in the PDF files by exporting the data in the excel database to the FDF file then use the shell () function to run the PDF toolkit.

Once you set up, it should be able to work.

I hope this solves


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