I am looking for an open-source (or alike) tool/library to accomplish live PDF form edition and creation based on a live template/scaffold.
A user picks the "Create Report" option and sees the actual document (formatted/aligned/adequate graphics present) scaffold/template with editable fields.
Now each time user clicks on a form field it is able to put input (text/img depending on field type) in it while still viewing the actual formatted document. Pretty much the same as the Adobe Reader does - but with the use of a Java-/Spring-based web client.
To sum up:
I am after a tool able to robustly and relatively straight forward accomplish the following:
- display PDF-based source template form to the web application user (browser interface only)
- allow to live fill fields of the form template
- generate document out of an edited template
What tools/libraries have all this features in an out-of-the-box manner?