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That is exactly what I was trying to accomplish. Your solution worked perfectly. Thank you again for your time!
I'm confused... I'm trying to do the same thing and have never really used PDF forms before but it is the ideal solution to my situation at the moment... I now have the submit button sending the filled out PDF FORM but not the flattened unchangeable PDF. According to this thread, am I supposed to have something additional installed on the server? Either way, what does the code look like for such a servlet that would flatten the form?
My users need to be able to fill out the form and submit the static PDF via email.
Stacey, if you want the end users to submit the "pdf content" by clicking the submit button the end user will either have to submit it using Acrobat or you will have to ReaderExtend the form so that they can submit it using Reader.,If you want to flatten the form after you have received it, you can hook it up to a process which flattens the pdf.
email me email@example.com and I can show you the way to do it
Very similar situation here. We have a few PDF forms we want to send via PHP and have the end user see the flat PDF upon submission.
Another requirement is that the data within the PDF form is sensitive data. If the form is emailed, can the data be hacked from the PDF? Is it better to have the user fill out the PDF, and have our PHP send the data or will the email of the PDF keep the data secure?
Here's the last question. For the person submitting the form, I'm assumming they can do this with just having the adobe reader. Is this correct?
> If the form is emailed, can the data be hacked from the PDF?
>Is it better to have the user fill out the PDF, and have our PHP send the data or will the email of the PDF keep the data secure?
Bear in mind that a PHP is also completely insecure unless you use a
secure server (https, not http). And if the PHP sends an e-mail that
is insecure, by definition.
A secure solution would be to store the information on the server, and
send an email saying that a form has been submitted. Then the person
responsible can run a different, protected, PHP to get the
information. Also https.
>Here's the last question. For the person submitting the form, I'm assumming they can do this with just having the adobe reader. Is this correct?
So long as you do not try to submit in PDF format, and don't want
digital signatures. You must submit the form data, not the PDF.
Thank you for the answer. Another quick question regarding the PDF submit. With only having Adobe Acrobat 9.0 with Lifecycle Designer, can a person go to a fillable PDF, fill it out online, press the Submit button and have the PDF attach to the email or does that require the extensions that I've been reading about?
Yes you can email without extensions.
> With only having Adobe Acrobat 9.0 with Lifecycle Designer
> can a person go to a fillable PDF, fill it out online, press the Submit button and have the PDF attach to the email
Someone with Acrobat can do this, certainly. (Assuming there is a
suitable e-mail program, set up and working: email is NOT a reliable
way of working in general).
Or is your question really about whether someone with only the free
Adobe Reader can do that on your computer.
Your secretary should be able to simply copy that attachment from email to a local drive, instead of opening in Reader then performing a save. Or you can Reader Extend the file using LiveCycle ES Reader Extensions and/or Acrobat Pro's 'Advanced > Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader', prior to sending out the original fillable form. Adding usage rights will allow users with Reader to fill/save and email back the entire PDF document. Please note that Acrobat Pro's Advanced > Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader has a licensing restriction (you will have to verify, but I think it is limited to under 500 recipients for the extended doc)
Hi, we have a similar problem but we need to email a partially completed form between departments, is there anyway we can do that.
I am facing a similar problem but i am using different tools. I really need help.
I wish to create a form using open office and then export it to pdf so that i can have an editable pdf form (i know how to make one and how to export).The thing is that i also wish to include a button which when pressed "flattens the pdf" i.e. save the details and then send it to outlook as an attachment with the "send field" in outlook having an predefined email address. I have been searching through web pages but nothing is helping me out. Any help in this matter is appreciated. Thanks a lot devoting time in this problem.
The flattening will have to be done programatically (turning each field into a protected field). Then you can add a regular button and set it as a submit button. By using the mailto protocol as your submit URL you can control the TO, CC, Subject and Body.
Hi, I need help.
I need to make a submit button in my pdf form, but all my stuff have only free acrobat reader. So after client fill the form out online I need him/her to click submit button and all entire pdf form will go to my e-mail. Without using such a programs like outlook etc. Do I need some script on the web server ?
Thanks a lot for your help.
You can submit to your webserver and have it do the email.
Could you be more specific I need more info. What exactly do I need to do ? I'm not very good in it.
Thanks a lot.
You need to have a web programmer make a program (ASP, CGI, PHP,
something like that) to do the job, and it goes on your web server.
Thanks for your help Aandi
Phrase Express does not work when Victors (our current project) is opened up with a Firefox Browser.
Phrase Express is a tool that will allow a pre-typed clause to be populated onto the title (or tax) typing form. When Victors is opened in IE, the tool works perfectly. If Victors is opened in Firefox (either 2.0 or 3.0), the typing form loses focus when Phrase Express is accessed, and so the clause does not know where to go. If you use a hot key from Phrase Express (such as Ctrl-Shift-O for the degree symbol), Phrase Express does not lose focus, and can be used.
We also loaded at different websites and saw that Phrase Express will lose focus in them when using a Firefox browser as well.
I an using LiveCycle Designer ES
I am creating an interactive PDF which is going to be mailed to the heads of various departments. Who will then send to their agents.
The agents are to fill it in and "click the send" button - submitting it back to the various departments BUT - the default is to me.
How can I change the default or leave it blank to be filled in by the sende on my pdfs
My apologies if this is the wrong section but:
Is there a way to include "attachments" in the e-mail dialogue box when sending back an interactive PDF?
How do I fill the form?
Thanks you for your help
Here is a blog post on the topic w/ a sample form:
I have Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended. When I try to open pdf files, it opens the Life Cycle Designer rather than a reader. How can I change this setting?
is it possible to submit a form in pdf format to an e-mail address without it opening the clients outlook in order to send, i simply want them to click submit, and it to send to my mailbox with the info as follows
body: Attached is this weeks timesheet
all i want the page visitor to do is fill in the info, and click "submit via e-mail" no outlook, no attaching, simply click and done.
No ...that would be a breach of security (potentially doing something without the users knowledge)
I used LiveCycle Designer 7.0 to create a fillable form. However, when the users fill in the form the are unable to save it. Can I use this program to enable the user to save the file? If not, what program can I use?
The form needs to be "Reader Extended". You can use Acrobat to do this or you can use LiveCycle Reader Extensions.
I assume that your users are using the free Adobe Reader and not the full Adobe Acrobat product. In that case then you are correct, users cannot save forms with data locally.
To enable that ability you need to Reader Extend the forms either by using LiveCycle Reader Extensions (server side as part of a process or in batch) or using Acrobat 8 or higher (for a one off operation). Acrobat 8+ has the ability under the Advanced > Extend Features option.
I am using Reader and can't save my data and suggestions?
Please follow the instruction on this blog to accomplish sending PDF by email
I have my button sending a PDF by email, but I need to send to multiple recipients. Has anyone done this?
Separate the address by a semi colon ;
I was using a comma (duh) and it obviously didn't work. It's always syntax, isn't it? :-)
You are obviously very knowledgeable regarding LiveCycle. Can you tell me, now that I have the PDF emailing using this technique, is it also possible to submit the data as XML to a web page URL simultaneously?
Sure ....I would make the email submit button invisible. Add a second submit button and configure it to do the data submission to your desired URL. Now make that one invisible. Add a third button (regular so you can program against it). Now you can programmatically click the two buttons. To do that you woudl use the command:
You would need one command for each button.
Ah, simple and clever. But doing this does throw up an IE security warning about the application trying to access multiple URL's.
There is nothing I can do about that.
Nah, I didn't figure there would be. It's a MS IE security setting issue, and as a developer we never know how strong a user may have his secruity set. But I do thank you for your help to this point. It's appreciated.