RE: Customized PDF with User Name

Subject: RE: Customized PDF with User Name
From: Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:41:09 -0500

Is this a situation where:

1) a cool trick was discovered in Savo
2) it was implemented
3) users got used to it
4) switch was made to a different tool that doesn't have this
functionality and/or it was never identified as a must-have requirement for
the new tool
5) new tool was implemented
6) users expected to see their name on the first page
7) it's not there so you now have to figure out a way to satisfy this
pseudo-requirement

I would love to hear the backstory regarding this requirement. I'm trying to
wrap my head around why this would be a requirement.
Is the only difference in content between what User A gets and User B gets
is their name on the first page? Is there some sort of processing where
specific content *based* upon user ID is included / excluded?

Paul Hanson
Senior Technical Writer
blog: http://prhmusic.blogspot.com
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Subject: Customized PDF with User Name

My company previously used a Savo-based document repository. One nice
feature was that I could create a PDF and drop in a token
(<%SAVO.user.lastname%>) that forced the user's last name to appear on the
front page of the document.

We no longer use Savo, and our new document repository doesn't support this
feature. Has anyone seen this type of funcitonality in Sharepoint or in
antoher system? Or inherently in Acrobat? It must be the name of the user
who is downloading the document so that each version is customized with the
name of the person who is using the document.

I am open to any ideas that are not too costly and that allow the documents
to stay securely behind our firewall.

Thanks.
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