I called customer services who said I could buy Acrobat 8 Pro with LiveCycle Designer and create pdf's with forms that the user can download and complete, saving the pdf to their local machine and email it in.
I can`t find how to enable this in Designer and I have just read on a site that this is only limited to 500 anyway. It is for our job aplication forms so we would reach this pretty quickly.
Was the guy on the phone wrong and do we also need these reader extension things?
How much does this cost if we need it as I cannot find a price on the adobe site?
So my company is using Adobe Reader Extensions, Adobe Form Server, and Designer to accomplish almost the same thing.
We are using Form Server to render the templates that we build in Designer. We then use Adobe Reader extensions to apply the usage rights so that a user can save locally to their desktop and make changes in reader.
I don't know about your setup, but we have no control over our end-users desktop save the fact they can get Adobe Reader for free from adobe.com, so for our solution we had to user Form Server, Reader Extenstions, and Designer as described above.
I'm in development at a Fortune 500, so I have no idea how much the products themselves cost. Good luck buddy.
I was given the same info from a sales rep. We want users to be able to save a timesheet in pdf to try to save a few trees. We have around 100 staff so I think the 500 limit is fine for us, since it is a new document every two weeks. Now if someone could just tell me how to add a damn save button to a pdf that will work when they are veiwing in reader I just might think that the sales person was not full of bull. I paid for an upgrade from 7 to 8 because the person said you could do it with 8 but not 7. maybe we were wrong for listening to someone who is in sales, they are after all the second oldest profession.
OMFH! Thank you so much for the solution I so desperately needed and spent so many hours trying to figure out then so much more time looking for here. How completely unintuitive and frustrating to not be able to create a form in Live Cycle Designer 8 that can be filled out *AND SAVED* from Reader - rather you have to open the finished PDF in Acrobat Pro and use an *advanced* feature to add user rights so the file can be saved from Reader. How difficult would it have been, and how much frustration would it have saved so many end users, for this to have been included as a choice in LCD when creating the form??? After all, it's part of the same software package and probably even the same code base.