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    Hi everyone,

    I'm making a program in which I take a D&D Character Sheet and automatically fill it in depending on what the user inputs into the program. I'd eventually like to implement a very basic UI.

    My question is, what API should I be using to implement the fill function on the character sheet? I could theoretically have the character sheet in PDF format and I tried using iText, but it seemed very inefficient for the large amount of filling that the form required. I could also put it into word format if that would be easier. If word format would be much easier, then which API should I use to integrate the filling out of this form?

    This will be my first "entire" and packaged program that I've ever made, so I don't want to get part way through it and find out there is a much easier option. I've looked at using POI Apache. Would any of you have any suggestions?

    Thanks!


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    Default Re: Best Route for Program

    It's going to depend entirely on the format of the character sheet. Is it a rich text document? An xml file? A pdf? An image? Something else?
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    For some reason I couldn't clearly relay the information I needed to in my last post. My brain felt scrambled!

    The character sheet is in both PDF form and .docx. Sorry for the being unclear!

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