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  2. PDFBOX-4922

Missing field value after flatten

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.20
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: AcroForm

      Description

      When I'm trying to flatten a pdf, some text become blank

       

      Here is a code snippet

      PDDocument pdfDocument = PDDocument.load(new File("a.pdf"));
      pdfDocument.setAllSecurityToBeRemoved(true);
      PDDocumentCatalog docCatalog = pdfDocument.getDocumentCatalog();
      PDAcroForm acroForm = docCatalog.getAcroForm();
      if (acroForm != null) {
        PDField field = (PDField) acroForm.getField("nas");
        field.setValue("test01");
        field = (PDField) acroForm.getField("nom");
        field.setValue("test02");
        acroForm.flatten();
      }
      pdfDocument.save("output.pdf");
      pdfDocument.close();

       

      In this example, the field "nas" will always get filled, but the field "nom" will only be filled if I remove the acroForm.flatten(); line

       

      I've attached the pdf.

       

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              • Assignee:
                msahyoun Maruan Sahyoun
                Reporter:
                Vaielab Etienne
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