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Save PDF file with all data typed into form by using Adobe Reader! HELP!

Feb 5, 2006 5:22 PM

  Latest reply: semantumworker, Aug 15, 2012 12:52 PM
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    Dec 6, 2010 12:49 PM   in reply to Dave Hoder

    Yes, this way you don't even need Adobe live cycle! why would people recommend to use live cycle in order to simply save data type?? Dave is the man to solve this.

     
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    Dec 6, 2010 2:02 PM   in reply to ksng77

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    Dec 7, 2010 1:45 PM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    I've placed an order yesterday and realized that we cannot creat form that users can save their datas with Acrobat X and I just cancelled order. That must be joke!! That way is disrespect to the users who showing respect licensing matters!!!

     
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    Dec 7, 2010 1:53 PM   in reply to Icobbne

    You CAN create a form that allows users to save their data using Acrobat X...or more correctly the software bundled with Acrobat X.  You create the form in Livecycle Designer and then if you wish for your users to be able to fill in and save the data using Acrobat Reader, then you open your form in Acrobat, "Save As" and choose Reader Enabled (Can't quite remember the exact wording)...it is still a similar process to what has been happening in previous versions...just found in a slightly different place

     

    Hope this helps

     
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    Dec 7, 2010 2:02 PM   in reply to CDesign2

    Hi,

     

    File > Save As.. >  Reader Extended PDF ( This option is Greyed out)

     

    Is Livecycle Designer paid product? I believe yes so whats the point to have Acrobat? We are buying a software whihc is specifically designed to create pdf files and look at this surprise I am really sorry but I can do almost everything with the Word 2010 and export as pdf already! I only needed that software to create fillable forms and its not working and I have to buy another software. This is absolute disrespect to the honest users.

     
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    Dec 7, 2010 2:23 PM   in reply to Icobbne

    Livecycle Designer is a bundled product (including bundled in the trial version).  So it is free when you buy Acrobat...it has been bundled with Acrobat since version 7.0 (I think...sorry Adobe staff if I have that wrong and it was with earlier versions).  I find Livecycle Designer fabulous and much more user friendly and adaptable than putting forms together in WORD.  Livecycle designer allows you to connect your forms to databases to import or export data.  It also allows you to create forms that can be filled in electronically by users in Adobe Reader (a free piece of software that most peole now have, and they do not have to have any other software that you own to electronically fill it in)

     

    I am not sure why your Save As> Reader Extended PDF is greyed out, as I have just now opened one of my forms in Acrobat X and Saved As using this function and it worked fine.  It maybe the fact that you haven't made the form in Livecycle Designer.  If your form is just a PDF made form Word or a scanned PDF then it will not have the same functionality.

     

    If you already own Acrobat (which I assume you do as you are able to create PDFs) you probably already own Livecycle Designer (which you may or may not already have installed), I would encourage you to try it out, you may find that it has more capability that you are unaware of and can expand your users experience with your forms.

     

    BTW, I am just a passionate user of the software and have nothing to gain by encouraging you to use the software.

     
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    Dec 7, 2010 2:36 PM   in reply to CDesign2

    Hi CDesign2,

     

    Thanks very much for the infos. I will install 465MB file again and will give it try lets see how its goes.

    Kind regards

     
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    Dec 9, 2010 10:36 AM   in reply to CDesign2

    Is is possible to fill in and SAVE this file from the federal reserve website?   If so, what version of acrobat do I need?  

     

    http://www.federalreserve.gov/bankinforeg/PrivacyNotice_NoAffil_NoOptO ut.pdf

     

    Any help would be appreciated!

     

    Thanks!

     
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    Dec 11, 2010 5:13 PM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    I am in the middle of taking a Company to Court and the papers that I will serve are on the Small Claims website in the UK. These are in PDF format and site clearly states that this information that is typed in cannot be saved. Now I filled in the information and saved it to a printer program called CutePDF.

    This is not a printer as such but it saves a copy of the PDF form complete with any typed in text. This can then be, for example, sent as an attachment in an email or even printed out but you cannot change any of the information unless you go back to the original. I also found that if you need to change the information and then save to CutePDF you have to delete the previous saving. I imagine that there are other ways to use the CutePDF file but I would need to experiment.

    I hope that this helps some of you but if not then I apologise for wasting your time.

    Regards

    Dave

     
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    Dec 11, 2010 6:26 PM   in reply to dag1167

    Hi,

     

    To make the form fillable and savble all you have to do with Acrobat X (Not livecycle) Save  As > Reader Entended PDF > Enable additional features. Then press "Save Now" button on the next window. Thats it, you now able to fill and save the forms. Thanks very much who replied this post

     
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:03 PM   in reply to Icobbne

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    Dec 27, 2010 2:20 PM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    I use Adobe Acrobat 8 and had this same question and found the answer with this forum's assistance and my own perseverance. If you're making the PDF with Acrobat 8, go to Advanced >> Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader. Then you can send the pdf to anyone and they will be able to fill it in and save it with thier data.

     

    TenTen71

     
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    Mar 2, 2011 5:07 AM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    While in the form you created go to 'Advanced' then 'Extended features in Adobe Reader'.  Read the box then 'Save Now'.  Problem is that a user can over write the basic form.

     
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    Mar 24, 2011 8:43 AM   in reply to TenTen71

    I went through the same process trying to figure this out for my work.

    Just sharing my experience!


    I simply wanted my office to be able to edit the same file with forms made in Adobe Acrobat 8.

    Since we all have Macs, the file would automatically open in Preview, someone would fill it out, send it to our production office (who uses PC's!) and the data would be completely empty. Very frustrating!

    So I figured out I had to build the form in Acrobat 8, go to Advanced -> Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader, remind them to open it in Acrobat Reader, and they were able to save all the information and send it off successfully.

     

    A good two hours wasted for such a simple fix. I'm glad it's figured out though.

     
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    Jun 10, 2011 7:03 AM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    I get this error on a computer that has both Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 and Adobe Reader 9.0 installed.  Invariably someone will sit down at this computer when the update manager sees a new version (like 9.0 or X) of the Reader that's available and says "OK" to the prompts to install.  And then this new (Reader) version will grab the mime/file extension association for PDF/FDF documents.  Result?  You now have a crippled Acrobat installation and you don't get the value you've paid for.

     

    If you've created the form yourself and you're trying to save/print the filled-in form one work-around is to go into Acrobat and choose the "Create PDF..." option and enter the URL for the website form that produces the form data (FDF file).  It will then create a new local form with data that's filled in.  You may then save it, edit the data and save it or anything that you EXPECT to do as the user.  In other words, it behaves as it should behave as the default.

     

    Honestly, this used to work better a few years ago but apparently Adobe has made some changes that has crippled the default behavior.  I've been writing FDF-producing applications for about seven years now.  It's now enough of a nightmare that I'm considering just abandoning PDF as a useful reporting language.  Imagine having to describe to your customers "...just right-mouse click the link, go start up Acrobat, click Create PDF, paste the link..., etc" when formerly they could just click the "Generate Form Data" link in your application.

     

    It's time for Adobe to return things to the way they were--this is ridiculous.

     
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    Jul 5, 2011 11:10 AM   in reply to GKaiseril

    You seriously miss the point. The issue is clarity. I got Pro 9 after reading of Adobe's own stuff saying it would let Reader users use the forms. After a week of frustration, I dug deeper and discovered you had to have Pro Extended to let Reader users use and SAVe the file. My complaint is to ask why Adobe is so obtuse with what's needed. Fine, I bought Pro Extended, they want to charge what they charge, fine. But make it clear that you need a specific version in the first place.

     

    Now I have X and cannot figure out how to extend to Reader users, and again the literature at least implies nothing else is needed for functionality of Pro Extended. Am I wrong? Did Adboe's lack of clarity once again put me in a loop where one more time I have to buy some toher thing to do what I need to do? It sure looks that way. Who writes your literature anyway?

     
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    Jul 7, 2011 11:41 AM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    There are two basic thing you want to do:

    1) E-mail PDF form submission

    2) Save PDF form submission

     

    Check out www.PDFEmail.net

     

    PDFEmail.net generates Microsoft .net ASP.net scripts you upload to your web server.

     

    PDFEmail.net includes custom Microsoft .net libraries, FDFToolkit.net (NK-Inc.com) & iTextSharp, and with a little programming, available through free support and web tutorials, also have the capability to save the submission responses to a database, file, buffer, stream, or string.

     

    If you're determined on NON-Microsoft, then this could be accomplished with iText (JAVA), instead of FDFToolkit.net (NK-Inc.com) & iTextSharp.

     

    Useful Links:

    http://www.nk-inc.com/

    http://www.pdfemail.net/

    http://www.fdftoolkit.net/

     

    3rd Party Links:

    http://itextpdf.com/

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/

     
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    Jul 7, 2011 2:03 PM   in reply to NKOWA

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    Sep 20, 2011 3:20 AM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    hi danial

    how can u developed the form..

    can u written by any code to create the form

    because i need to create pdf form using code

     

    for eg: excel sheet having macro function like that pdf form having any features to write code in pdf form

    pls reply me Daniel

     
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    Sep 20, 2011 4:04 AM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    hi danial..

     

    im also trying to develope that kind of pdf application .. is it possible to write code in pdf form danial..

    how can u developed the form..pls can u explain step by step.. it's very useful to develope  me

     

    pls reply soon danial

     
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    Dec 22, 2011 8:41 AM   in reply to (E_Sherman)

    Thank you, finally someone woke up and smelled the roses.  You shove out $500 to buy something that can't do somthing simple as adjusting the size of an image, or allow you to save data in a form.  As everyone knows you can print the form to PDF and it will save the copy, WHY NOT MAKE IT EASY FOR THE USER TO BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME WITHOUT GOING AN EXTRA STEP?????  I'm fed up with the limitations that Acrobat puts on features that should be included.  It's horrible business tactic to make you buy something else.

     
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    Jan 26, 2012 8:30 AM   in reply to deverdits

    It's really sad to see the stance Adobe has with their products.  Someone asked a simple question and the response from Adobe was to go to a page to buy something that was total overkill for what they needed.  Adobe doesn't staff these forums with customer support, they staff them with salesmen.

     

    Shameful.

     
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    May 7, 2012 4:19 AM   in reply to AnonWebGuy

    This product allows you to save restricted Acrobat forms locally without the need to buy Adobe X Pro:

     

    PDF Xchange Viewer from Tracker Software (just google it).

     

    (I have no relation with this company - but the software is recommended on Gizmos Techsupportalert site, a reliable site. Have not done more than an initial test myself. Just make sure you say NO to the Ask toolbar on installation, and ensure you check other installation options carefully if you don't want it to be your default reader etc.).

     

    Best wishes

     

    Mouse1111x

     
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    May 16, 2012 11:43 PM   in reply to (jimdaniel)

    Similiar problem.I have a form which is reader extended,when the user click save and rename the form,and then click next button,It opens a new form with the old name it was using before it was renamed and the user will be having two forms opened ,Does anyone have any idea how i can stop this .thanks

     
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:52 PM   in reply to LoriBelleDeFurio

    I am a software developer and writing on behalf of my customer. I am working with iText and their product is printing out a very simple form which needs fill-in reader extension enabled. For that I need a Private Key. What are my options? If I would buy LiveCycle Reader Extensions, is it ok to extract the private key, and how would that happen?

     

    Thanks for the answer.

     
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