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How send filled form via email in PDF format not XML when button clicked

Jul 23, 2008 11:18 AM

 
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    Jul 23, 2008 11:32 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    Are you designing your form in Acrobat (AcroForm) or in LiveCycle Designer (XFA Form)? Do you intend for people with only the free Adobe Reader to be filling out this form?
     
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    Aug 4, 2008 1:44 PM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    Hello.

    I have the same question as above. I´m designin in LiveCycle Designer and yes, I intend for people with only free Adobe Reader to be filling out this form.

    Thank you!!!
     
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    Aug 5, 2008 4:50 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    Create a regular button instead of a "Submit Button". On that button change the type dropdown to "Submit", then click on the "Submit" tab and choose "PDF" as the filetype to send.

    You will need an Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server to make this possible for users who only have Reader and not full Acrobat. It requires a copy of the filled-out PDF to be saved in order to send it, and Reader doesn't have the ability to save a file without the extended rights from a Reader Extensions Server.
     
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    Aug 6, 2008 4:10 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    Hi,

    I'm new to Acrobat, in fact only designed first interactive form today :)

    I like the idea posted above about emailing as a PDF for those users that only have Reader.

    I unaware of what PDL means by "You will need an Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server to make this possible for users who only have Reader" and "Reader doesn't have the ability to save a file without the extended rights from a Reader Extensions Server."

    I'm designing in Acrobat Professional 8, is it possible to achieve this and can you point me in the right direction?
     
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    Aug 6, 2008 4:28 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    Ignore last post guys, after reading a few other posts it seems way too complicated for me and not recommended.
     
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    Aug 26, 2008 7:42 PM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    Hi,

    Can anyone teach me how to send the filled out form in pdf to send as a PDF, because currently i created pdf using the Acrobat Professional 8 and Adobe LifeCycle Designer, went the person receive the email it shows special character in the body of the email, i want it to be send the filled out form as an attachement so that the user will just download the filled out pdf.. Please help me regarding my problem.. I need this to be fix asap. And i need this badly..

    Thanks and God Bless
     
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    Aug 27, 2008 12:47 AM   in reply to (Christian_Jay)
    I'd advise against trying to send by email. It is usually unsuitable
    for many, many reasons. For HTML forms, an experienced web programmer
    needs to write the server back end (ASP, CGI, PHP...) . PDF forms are
    no simpler.

    Aandi Inston
     
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    Aug 27, 2008 4:41 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    > i want it to be send the filled out form as an attachement so that the user will just download the filled out pdf..

    Will your end users (the people filling out the form) all have a fully licensed version of Acrobat or will they only have Reader? That will significantly change how you need to approach this issue.
     
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    Sep 5, 2008 8:48 PM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    I know there used to be a way to do it on Designer 7. I think there were three options in the Object panel for "what type" of data to send. I am not finding it in Designer 8. Yes it'll take you some scripting if you want to handle to XML, but you can use whatever you got, practically, and it'll work. If you want that E-mail button to work , your audience MUST HAVE an e-amil software client (like OUTLOOK/Entourage) configured on their machine (most do not). Still, I want to know where the "send as PDF" functionality went???
     
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    Sep 7, 2008 11:11 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    It still exists on the same "Object" tab as in Designer 7. You have to create a regular button, not an e-mail button, change the type to submit, then on the Submit tab choose the submit type as PDF.

    Please note: Unless you enable the form through an Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server, people who only have Reader WILL NOT be able to submit the form if it is set to submit in PDF format, since that operation requires save rights.
     
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    Oct 6, 2008 12:09 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    I am currently working with Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7.1 and Adobe Acrobat 7.0 and my issue is that I am trying to send a form via mail in PDF-Format.

    I use a regular button with the the Control Type:Submit and the Submit Format: PDF and then to Submit to URL: mailto: email@adress.com
    I receive a Notice that says: This operation is not permitted.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
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    Oct 6, 2008 6:45 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    > mailto: email@adress.com

    There should be no space between 'mailto:' and the address.
     
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    Nov 18, 2008 8:24 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    I'm having the same issue... I do not have a space between mailto:email@address.com

    I am using Adobe LifeCycle Designer 7.1 and Adobe Acrobat 7.0.

    I'm getting the error message: "This operation is not permitted."

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    Jan 10, 2009 7:49 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)
    another question on this topic
    In the previous answer to the question regarding the form receiver only having Adobe Reader and not being able to open the XML form:
    "
    Please note: Unless you enable the form through an Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server, people who only have Reader WILL NOT be able to submit the form if it is set to submit in PDF format, since that operation requires save rights. "

    Can I accomplish this(enabling A LC Reader Extensions Server) on my (the form designer's) end? How?
     
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    Mar 31, 2010 8:48 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)

    Years late, I know. But I'll post this for others

    like me who founds this thread while googling for an anwser.

     

    What I finaly did:

     

    Found the line:

    <submit format="xml" textEncoding="UTF-8" target="mailto:"/>

     

    changed it to:

    <submit format="pdf" textEncoding="UTF-8" target="mailto:"/>

     

    resaved document, and it worked.

     
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    Apr 8, 2010 9:50 AM   in reply to j_multimedia

    "Found the line:

     

    changed it to:

     

    <submit format="pdf" textEncoding="UTF-8" target="mailto:"/>

    resaved document, and it worked."

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    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!

    <submit format="xml" textEncoding="UTF-8" target="mailto:"/>

     
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    May 7, 2010 7:33 AM   in reply to j_multimedia

    Changing the xml to pdf worked great BUT I can't get it to send

    in an Adobe 9 reader.  I can fill out the form and print but can't email.  Any insight for this issue?

     
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    May 7, 2010 10:42 AM   in reply to JeanneMCAR

    It works fine for me.

    That e-mail button opens a ready-to-send message in Outlook (Using the Outlook account that's active on the computer used).

    But in any case the filed-out PDF can be resaved and attached to any e-mail.

     
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    May 7, 2010 12:59 PM   in reply to j_multimedia

    It may be because I created the original pdf in Acrobat 7.0 professional (I've just ordered the upgrade to 9 Pro)-

    who knows but anyway j.multimedia you are the bomb!!  I was so not happy with Reader 9 that I didn't even think to save a copy and email.  Thanks.

     
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    Aug 25, 2010 10:53 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)

    I'm using Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.0 and have the same problem.

     

    I changed the line <submit format="pdf" textEncoding="UTF-8" target="mailto:"/> and nothing happened

     

    Can anybody helpme pl

     
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    Sep 29, 2010 11:40 PM   in reply to j_multimedia

    j_multimedia wrote:

     

    Years late, I know. But I'll post this for others

    like me who founds this thread while googling for an anwser.

     

    What I finaly did:

     

    Found the line:

    <submit format="xml" textEncoding="UTF-8" target="mailto:"/>

     

    changed it to:

    <submit format="pdf" textEncoding="UTF-8" target="mailto:"/>

     

    resaved document, and it worked.

    I'm not sure what you meant by "Found the line:". I assume it's a line of code you can reveal in the PDF somewhere.I'd be interested if you could explain how or where you found this line and if changing it is a solution that would work for people without an Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server.

     

    I'm not an experienced user, but have found that I can simply import the data sent to me in .xml format into an original copy of my PDF form. To do this I used the Forms>Manage Form Data> Import Data options from the menu and imported the .xml file I recieved from a user of my PDF form into an original copy of the PDF form and saved it.

     

    While not really answering the question of how to send a filled in form via email in PDF format, it is a workaround that has met my needs without having the knowlege of how to find the 'line' you're referring to or how to set up an Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server to make this possible for users who only have Reader and not full Acrobat.

     

    In fact, it was such a relief to find this alternative method that I thought I'd create an account and share it with anyone else looking for a similar solution, quickly.

     
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    Apr 3, 2011 11:12 PM   in reply to brett.archer

    Their probably referring to the XML code that defines the form.

     
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    Apr 13, 2011 8:25 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)

    I need the submit button to send me the email without the client side email program poping up.  I want it to work like a form submit buttom only I want the pdf file sent to my email.  The mailto: option calls the email client.  Is their a server side script or way to do this I'm using acrbat 9 pro.

     
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:03 AM   in reply to Rattler58

    You would use the submitForm() method, and there you have the option to send it as PDF.

     

    Then you would have to set up your server to either send you a notification mail that you can download the received PDF, or have it sending you the PDF.

     

    For those server-side scripts, you'd have to dig around a bit.

     

    HTH.

     

    Max Wyss.

     
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    Oct 16, 2011 7:35 AM   in reply to Rattler58

    Check out www.PDFEmail.net

     

    PDFEmail.net generates server-side ASP.net scripts that can e-mail PDF form data formats (FDF,XFDF,XDP,XML), LiveCycle and Acrobat PDF formats, as well as raw data submissions.

     

    PDFEmail.net sends the PDF attachment w/o third party e-mail software.

     

    No Programming Neccessary, but, the scripts can be fully modified.

     

    Works on .Net 1.1, 2.0 to 4.0 web servers.

     

    for more info: www.pdfemail.net

     

    PDFEmail.net utilizes iTextSharp technologies.

     
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    May 30, 2013 2:38 PM   in reply to brett.archer

    If you open the form in LiveCycle Designer then go to View menu and then open in XML format you can find the line they are talking about and modify there.

     
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    Jan 9, 2014 12:00 PM   in reply to dwight-watt

    my line of code looks like this in the XML Live Cycle Designer:

     

    <submit textEncoding="UTF-16" xdpContent="pdf datasets xfdf" format="pdf" target="mailto:

     

    I assume it's because my Acrobat is a newer version than when this thread started and it writes it differently.

     

    What changes would I need to make for that email button to work?

     
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    Feb 16, 2014 5:05 AM   in reply to (Bz_Shah)

    //@@SUBMITURL "mailto:abc@xyz.com?subject=Submitting Completed Form&body=Instructions to add this form to a responses file:\n1. Double-click the attachment.\n2. Acrobat will prompt you to select a responses file.&ui=false"

     

     

    /**************************************************************

    AdobePatentID="B643"

    **************************************************************/

    var AdobePatentID = "AdobePatentID=\"B643\"";

     

     

    // initiate some constants

    var METADATA_ANNOT_NAME     = "adhocFormState";

    var PROP_RESPONDENT_NAME    = "respondentName";

    var PROP_RESPONDENT_EMAIL   = "respondentEmail";

     

     

    var currentDoc;

    if (typeof(xfa) == "object")

        currentDoc = event.target;

    else

        currentDoc = this;

     

     

    // Only on Viewer/Reader older than 9.0, we'll do the following tasks.

    var bAnonymous = false;

    var bContinue = true;

    if (app.viewerVersion < 9.0) {

     

     

        // show the email/name dialog if not anonymous

        if (!bAnonymous && !currentDoc.dynamicXFAForm) {

            var result = currentDoc.askUserIdentity(currentDoc);

            if (result == null)

                bContinue = false;

            else {   

                var annot = currentDoc.getAnnot(0, METADATA_ANNOT_NAME);

                if (annot != null) {

                    var arrProps = new Array();

                    arrProps = annot.contents.split(";");

                    currentDoc.setProperty(arrProps, PROP_RESPONDENT_NAME, result.name);

                    currentDoc.setProperty(arrProps, PROP_RESPONDENT_EMAIL, result.email);

                    annot.contents = arrProps.join(";");

                }

            }

        }

     

        // show the select client dialog

        if (bContinue) {

            var result = currentDoc.askEmailClient(currentDoc);

            if (result == null)

                bContinue = false;

            else if (!result.send)  {

                app.execMenuItem("SaveAs");

                bContinue = false;

            }

        }

    }

     

     

    // submit the form

    if (bContinue) {

        var rawURL = "abc@xyz.com?subject=Submitting Completed Form&body=Instructions to add this form to a responses file:\n1. Double-click the attachment.\n2. Acrobat will prompt you to select a responses file.&ui=false";

        var submitURL;

        if (app.viewerVersion < 9.0)

            submitURL = "mailto:" + rawURL;

        else

            submitURL = "mailto:" + escape(rawURL);

        currentDoc.submitForm({

            cURL: submitURL,

            cSubmitAs: "PDF"

        });

    }

     
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