Do we have any tool to convert a PDF to a Maestro form (we had something similar with Composer I recall).
If so, what are the limitations
If not, is there a plan to
Doing a completely automated translation of a PDF form to Maestro is pretty much impossible, given how different a static PDF is to a Maestro "experience".
However, we do have some functionality that will try to identify, and extract all the fields from a PDF. This uses some software from one of our partners to process the PDF and do field recognition. Even this needs some manual intervention, because sometimes the automated software does better or worse at different styles of PDF.
The results of this third party tool are:
The bottom line is that this tool is probably only useful if:
Thanks Howard, useful to know that we can port the output from composer structure through to maestro, as per comment below, we are not at the stage of proper evaluation just yet - but the information here will assist in this process moving forward.
No, this functionality neither exists nor is planned. If it is of interest to you , please raise an AVT.
Ok thanks, we aren't at the stage yet and are just evaluating in light of options currently available and possibly planned - it may never crop up as a project for a while. I can comment separately on the detail on this outside of this forum if required.