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What features do not work with PDF forms?

Apr 22, 2012 9:05 PM

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In general, all of the features within FormsCentral will work with the PDF forms you create. However, there are 6 items that will not work in PDF forms:

 

  • Page Skip Logic Rules (Navigate to Page) - PDF forms inherently do not have the ability to dynamically navigate to a page based on the answer to a question. If you have skip logic rules defined for your web form they will be ignored in the generated PDF form. All of the pages in the form you have designed will be visible in the PDF form.

 

  • Question Skip Logic Rules (Show/Hide Item) - PDF forms inherently do not have the ability to dynamically show/hide an item based on the answer to a question. If you have skip logic rules defined to show/hide an item for your web form they will be ignored in the generated PDF form. All of the items in the form you have designed will be visible in the PDF form.

 

  • Attachments - Attachments can only be collected using web forms. The attachment fields will be visible in the PDF form and if a respondent clicks the "Select File" button they will be told that PDF does not support attachments and they should contact the form's author.

 

  • Redirect URL - Redirects will only work with web forms. If you define a redirect URL for your form it will be ignored when the user submits their PDF form

 

  • Payment Processing - Payments will only work with web forms. If you setup payment processing for your form it will be ignored when the user submits their PDF form

 

  • Date Field - Calendar icons and picker are not available in PDF forms. These are only available for web forms

 

When you save your form to PDF, FormsCentral will warn you if any of these features are found in the form you have designed.

 

Note: Make sure respondents are filling out the form using Adobe Reader otherwise many other features of the PDF form may not work. If respondents are having issues filling out or submitting the PDF form to FormsCentral please read this FAQ: http://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-2653.

 
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