BulkPDF

Documentation 1.0.3.0

Table of contents

General description

What is BulkPDF?

How does it work?

Features

Requirements

System

Spreadsheet file

Valid example

PDF file

Installation

Installer

ZIP (Portable)

Command line (BulkPDFConsole.exe)

General description

What is BulkPDF?

BulkPDF is a free and easy to use freeware program (Open Source), which allows you to fill in an existing PDF form as often as you like with different values automatically. All you need is a spreadsheet file (Microsoft Excel 2007/2010/2013, LibreOffice or OpenOffice Calc) with the desired values.

How does it work?

BulkPDF automatically detects the available values in the selected spreadsheet file. The column names found are then assigned manually to the form fields. After the filling has been started, the software moves through the table line by line and inserts the cell value into the PDF Forumlar. The PDF file is then saved with the file name, which is also taken from the table.

Features

Requirements

System

Spreadsheet file

To be able to use the data in the spreadsheet file, a certain format of the data must exist. The first line basically belongs to the column name. These should be selected appropriately, as they are used in the program to select the desired data sets. BulkPDF goes as far as the column names until it encounters an empty cell. The program then determines the maximum number of lines in the table. To do this, the program goes through line by line and only stops if a line consists of empty cells only.

Valid example

Vorname

Nachname

Adresse

...

Mueller

Bernd

Weit-Weit-Weg

...

Mustermann

Max

Mustermann Straße

...

Musterfrau

 

Marie

 

Mustermann Straße

 

...

...

...

...

...

 

PDF file

The form field names should be descriptive in the PDF file so that they can be easily identified in the program. The field names are listed as shown in the following screenshot for data selection (red). A further help for identification can be the already set value of the field (blue).

 

Installation

Installer

The installer "BulkPDF. exe" can be downloaded from the website[http://bulkpdf.de/files/BulkPDF.exe]. After installation, a link to BulkPDF can be found on the desktop.

ZIP (Portable)

The ZIP file "BulkPDF. zip" can be downloaded from the website[http://bulkpdf.de/files/BulkPDF.zip]. The user interface can then be started via "BulkPDF. exe"in the unpacked directory.

Command line (BulkPDFConsole.exe)

For the command line function you can easily create a configuration via the GUI, which you save at the end. For this configuration you can simply create a shortcut in the last step or you can call it via the CMD:

BulkPDFConsole.exe "your_configuration.bulkpdf" wait

The configuration can be easily changed later on via GUI or editor, because BulkPDF files are XML files.