I don't believe that purchasing the software is an option, as the Adobe Rep on the phone said it would be $10,000 per form. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Sorry, but the functionality you are looking for is not available with the limited Reader Eextensions capability available within Acrobat. Reader Extensions has a set of rights, and the following rights are available only through the server product (LiveCycle Reader Extensions). These specific rights are:
2 - Form Data Import/Export
5 - Spawn Pages from templates (for PDF page forms, as opposed to XFA dynamic forms)
9 - Barcoded form data unencrypted
10 - Browser-based annotations (note that this capability is being deprecated for use with Reader)
11 - Web services or ODBC access from the form
12 - Embedded File actions
[Acrobat enables basic form fillin, signatures, and annotations, as well as the ability to save the document after the data fillin or action has been done]
In your case, you either need to get a LiveCycle Reader Extensions license or move yourself to LiveCycle Designer-based forms where dynamic forms may do what you'd like.
I'd suggest a deeper discussion with your salesperson.
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