So I’ve now been trying to solve this problem for months and have been through all the Forums on how to try and get this to work. Still have yet to get a definitive answer on the mechanics of why this can’t or wont work.
Here’s the rundown of what I’m trying to do. I have a tax form which I downloaded from the IRS. Form 3115. It works great in its original format. It has selectors and I’m able to use UiPath’s activities on it just fine. It’s when I go to modify it by printing to pdf and then modifying it by preparing it with my own form fields that are a must. When I go to select a selector, it selects the whole pdf. My form fields work just fine if I’m just using Adobe, it’s when I go to use a Type Into activity that it selects the whole thing.
Original File From IRS. Selectors working just fine
Updated File With New Forms. Selector selects the whole page
Now I know some of you are going to suggest using Tab to work through the document but I just can’t use it in my case. Also using an OCR with anchor base isn’t going to work either. I could Python but there is a scenario where this just will not work.
I’m going to pull out the big guns for this one and I apologize in advance for doing so, but this has been an issue all over the forum and I think it’s time we find a reliable answer on how to fix the selectors in a pdf. Shouldn’t be this much of a headache at the point. So I’m going to tag @loginerror, @Lahiru.Fernando, @Palaniyappan and hope I can stay in your all’s good graces.
Thank you so much in advanced