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Is there a way to make fillable forms iPad aware?

Mar 15, 2012 8:12 AM

Tags: #acrobat #forms #ipad #form #acrobat_pro #acrobat_9_forms #acrobat_form #fillable #pdf_expert #medical

I'm creating fillable forms, in Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, for medical professionals who are having their patients fill them out on iPads using the PDF Expert app. Is there a way to make the forms iPad aware?

 

For example, when you enter an event in your iPad or iPhone calander there's that wheel where you can choose the date. I want that wheel to show up when patients are filling out a date on their forms.

 

I know that you can alter the PDF form to extend to Reader so is there a way to do something similar with PDF Expert? Or is that not a possiblity yet?

 
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    Mar 15, 2012 9:31 AM   in reply to sara@leadingedge

    Acrobat forms are pretty much only made to work efficiently with Acrobat or Reader.

     
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  • George Johnson
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    Mar 15, 2012 9:35 AM   in reply to sara@leadingedge

    That would require PDF Expert to use that type of interface to set the value of fields, but that seems unlikely to ever happen. Acroforms do not have a specialized date field type like XFA forms created in LiveCycle Designer do, so this would be problematic to implement.

     

    Edit: corrected typo

     
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    Mar 15, 2012 9:47 AM   in reply to sara@leadingedge

    There are a number of apps for the iPad/iPhone/eReaders/tablets that can process Acrobat forms but not LiveCycle Desiger forms. Adobe has Adobe Reader X for mobile.

     

    There are links for develpers on that page.

     

    Have you tried contacting the PDF Expert developers?

     
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    Mar 15, 2012 9:46 AM   in reply to sara@leadingedge

    PDF Expert is the most capable PDF viewer available on iOS with respect to PDF forms, so you're already using the best available.

     
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