Can I collect form responses without using Acrobat Form Central? If so, how?
I'd like to create a form for internal processes. The data stored on the forms are highly confidential but very useful for decision making. While I like the "distribute" function to send the form to various recipients and the "submit" function once recipients have completed the forms so that I (the author) can easily collect the data saved on the forms, the steps in the online Acrobat tutorials seem to indicate the responses will be stored online on FormsCentral. Is this correct?
I'm not clear if viewing these responses is done on FormsCentral or on Adobe X Professional? It seems like the spreadsheets can be created automatically in Adobe (and then optionally exported to something else). If this is so, I'm wondering if, to view or track form responses, I have to use FormsCentral? Or if I can simply direct the responses into Adobe? Maybe saving the completed forms in a portfolio and extracting the responses?
Ultimately I would ilke to simply save a copy of the form on an internal folder and save different responses internally so there is no need to "distribute" the form to the "recipients." The would just a need to save different responses to the same form and ideally extract the responses into a spreadsheet.
Is that clearer?
If you use FormsCentral then the responses will be stored online in our servers. You can collect data using Acroabt directly if you choose to use a network folder or sharepoint (click on the distribute button when editing the form in Acrobat).
I'll move this thread over to the Acrobat forum so others can help answer question about the Acrobat workflow.
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