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    Is this possible?

    Could I upload a pdf form as a template to my webhost, then create a web interface in ASP.NET that will consist of a web-form that once they fill this is, a duplicate copy of the template (only filled in with their information) will be generated.

    From here, I need to make this second form only accessible to the client. From here, they must be able to e-sign their document (I know there's some source code for the e-signing out there that I could use as inspiration if I could find it)

    I have a semi-functional client-only area on the site that I could potentially integrate, but it's just a script from Code Canyon that we haven't really worked with and developed upon yet.

    Thanks

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    The short answer is "Yes." Persits software makes a component that will do all of this quite easily. http://www.asppdf.net/ is the site.

    I am doing exactly what you are doing, though using the older version for Classic ASP, and it works great, including the e-signing. (We actually save the PDF as a file and then attach the file to an email we send to the client. And if they have a fax number we fax it as well.)

    You *can* build this yourself in ASP.NET code, of course, but it would take you many many more hours than the cost of the product. Just creating PDF is not trivial and modifying existing PDF (i.e., for filling in the form) is even harder.

    The product costs $299 US for a single server, which is probably all you need for the typical internet situation.

    I have ZERO financial interest in this. I just think it's a good product that is well worth the price.
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    That is a good product.

    We actually just convinced the boss to get Acrobat and Live Cycle Designer. Design the PDF form in Acrobat, and then modify the form in LCD to enable functionality for Adobe Reader - so anyone with this basic level Adobe program can complete the form. So we can e-mail the form to a client, they fill it out, digitally sign it (Verified by Adobe) and e-mail the completed version back to us - which is then automatically imported into a response.pdf database.

    This DB organization has made sorting a lot easier, not to mention being able to simply sort everything for searching.

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    We are using one 3rd party control to dynamically fill PDF fields. You can use any PDF 3rd party control to edit PDF
    http://www.activepdf.com/

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    You can use PDF converter with multiple platform. But you must be check it first, what the PDF format that you will convert. Some of PDF apps currently offer some features inside, especially for web design facilities.


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