You can still use the standard Submit Mail button, but you will need to make one small change. Select the Submit Mail button in the "Design View" tab. Then, click the "XML Source" tab. You should enter the source code with the "field" tag hilighted. Search below this tag for the "submit" tag. In this tag, you will see a parameter for "format". The default is 'xml'. Change this to 'pdf', and the document will be sent as a pdf doc.
I am using Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8 to create a PDF form and using an email button to submit the form as a PDF. Once all the fields are filled out I need this document to save as a regular, unalterable, PDF. This will be emailed to a secretary who only has Acro Reader 8 (tho I could get her Acro Pro, I'd rather avoid buying another license) and she needs to save this electronically as a permanent copy of the file. When she receives the email tries to save though it says she can only save as a blank doc. This completely defeats the purpose of the exercise. The form needs to be submitted as a PDF doc not a PDF form. I'm stumped.
Thank you kindly for your response. I have the mailto: set to the correct email address, and the Submit set to PDF rather than XDP. The email generates with no issues. However, I need the document to render as a true, unmodifiable, PDF, rather than a modifiable form. The reason for this is the secretary must save each submitted form in the employee's permanent record. As it stands, when she tries to "Save a Copy" it returns a message saying she can only save a blank document.
I know this must be a fairly simple exercise, but I am stumped as to how it can be done. Thank you again for your consideration of this matter!
I have the problem of not being able to have my users in reader be able to email the forms in a PDF format to us. Like you said, we can email it to ourselves in acrobat pro, but not in reader. Now you mention that if you set the form in Adobe Pro Reader Extended, it will work. Is this an option in Adobe LiveCycle Designer or Acrobat Pro, or is it a whole different program?
Reader Extensions are options you can add either through Acrobat Pro (Advanced -> Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader ...) or using LiveCycle ES Reader Extensions (through one of the endpoints or using the web page http://localhost:8080/ReaderExtensions/)
We have created a simple PDF form for our clients to book in a job. Currently they fill it in manually and we receive it by fax. We have created this form with editable fields now, and would like to host this special PDF so it is 'browsable to' on our website. When filled in we would like to submit it to a PHP script which would process and then email the complete PDF to our production department, and another copy to the user. Is this possible? If so, how?
Thank you Michael, that was a great help. I realized I locked the form with a password per another forum, so when I removed that and enabled the "Usage Rights in Adobe Reader" it worked. But NOW, when they submit it back to me, whether it is from Adobe Acrobat or Reader, the first field is blank which is our first name. Would you know anything about that?
I've created a PDF Form which is to be used as a survey. Is there a way to send this form as the body text of an e-mail. The reason for asking is that if the survey appears as the text of the e-mail the recipient will not need to open an attachment
Open the LiveCycle Form Designer<br />Create your form<br />Then drag a button on to the form<br />select the button, then go to its object pallete, in the Field Tab make sure the control type is "Submit".Then go the submit tab, make sure the submit drop down list is "PDF", in the submit to url text box type in "mailto:<youremailaddress.com><br />save the from as PDF<br />Then open the form in Acrobat<br />Under Advanced menu there is a option called "Enable Usage Rights in Reader". Select this option then it asks to save your form.Save the form. This form can now be emailed when the user clicks the submit button
Well, I'll have to ask you where this supposed "submit" selection is in the "control type" area because it just isn't there. The ONLY two options that have the word submit in them are "Email Submit Button" and "HTTP Submit Button". There is NO "Submit button. Upon selecting either of the two I just mentioned, neither of them provides a "submit tab" from which to choose the drop down to select the submition as PDF. I'm using LifeCycle Designer 8.0. PLEASE tell me what the deal is here. Thanks.
Need help. I have designed a PDF file using LifeCycle and sent it to my co-workers to fill out and email it back to me by using the email button. The problem is it won't email them back to me when they ckick on the email button. Why????
Okay, I had the same pdf problem mentioned above too. The form I created was being returned as an xml. I took Michael Hodgson's above suggestion of changing your button from an "Email submit button" to a plain old "Button". Then in the Object tab specify the Control Type as "Submit"...yada yada...Well, it worked...kind of...
Here's what happened. I have two email addresses. I had one of my emails set as the return address on the form and the other is where I sent the form as a test.
I received it as a pdf...so far so good. I then filled out the form, hit "submit" and it arrived in the at the appropriate email address as a pdf with the proper information filled in. Problem solved there.
HOWEVER...Anyone else I send the form to, recieves it, fills in the fields, hits "submit" and it never gets back to me. What am I doing wrong?
Please help!!! I need this up and running properly by tomorrow! Thanks...A Spano
I have a pdf form and when i email it out to people, when they send it back it comes to me in xml form. How do I get that return pdf into a pdf form when it is returned to me? Can you write step by step instructions please.
I have created a form which I need to send to all students at the medical school which i work in. They are to click the submit by email button when submitting this form to our supervisor. Our Supervisor however, does not want to be able to edit the form. Is there a way that you can create a form and have one person be able to edit it? that way when this person submits the form, whoever receives it should not be able to make any changes to the data fields.
OK. If I do that, would this allow the person I send it to, to be able to fill in the data? Because once they have entered the data in the form, they would need to submit the form to my supervisor, who doesnt want to be able to make any edits.