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Hi Everyone,


Stuck on a bit of an issue here ... im trying to find some add-ins for php that will allow me to grab an existing pdf, overlay some form fields (and a 'sign here' digital signature field), and enable acrobats 'user access enabled' option (such that acrobat reader can save the form / sign the document).


Its sounds like PDFLib+PDI may be the only PHP package to let you do this - but I dont quite have a spare US$2000 to spend on a license.


TCPDF seems to be able to do some of those things - but doesnt look like i can import a pdf to overlay onto etc ...


Are there any other packages (preferably open source / freeware ... or just a lot cheaper than $2k) that might be able to allow me to do this in PHP?? (OS is FreeBSD as a side note).


Any feedback would be much appreciated.



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I know this is an old thread but though someone else might find this useful.


FPDI is a collection of PHP classes facilitating developers to read pages from existing PDF documents and use them as templates in FPDF

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You can get around it by saving your original PDF as an EPS file and inserting that instead.  There are some limitations on the EPS features supported, but generally, text and most vector shapes are fine.  Embedded images are usually where it breaks down, but you can probably manually re-add those later.



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