5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2012 1:07 PM by George_Johnson RSS

    Email Button format

    garywpaul

      I have created a form with an email button, however it attaches the file in XML and I would like it to be sent as PDF.  Can someone direct me to where I change this.  Using Acrobat Pro 8

       

      Thank you

       

      Gary

        • 1. Re: Email Button format
          George_Johnson CommunityMVP

          Did you create the form in Acrobat or LiveCycle Designer? I ask because XML would be unusual for a form created in Acrobat, unless you mean XFDF. If you created the form in Acrobat and used a "Submit a form" type action, just go in and edit the button action (normally Mouse Up), and select PDF as the Export Format.

          • 2. Re: Email Button format
            garywpaul Community Member

            George

             

            Thanks for your reply.  It was created using LiveCycle.  I was not really aware of the difference, I don't use this often.  Will I be able to change it so it would email a PDF instead of an XML?

             

            Thank you again.

             

            Gary

            • 3. Re: Email Button format
              George_Johnson CommunityMVP

              OK. Normally I'd send you over to the LiveCycle Designer forum, but it hasn't been working today. What you need to do is use a regular button, as opposed to an email submit button. Then open the Object palette for the button and select the Submit tab. There you'll see where you can enter a URL and select the "Submit As" format. Just choose PDF for the latter. For the URL, use a mailto type URL like:

               

              mailto:someone@example.com
              

               

              making sure to keep "mailto" in lower-case and don't include any spaces.

              • 4. Re: Email Button format
                garywpaul Community Member

                George

                 

                Worked like a charm, thank you for your help.

                 

                Gary

                • 5. Re: Email Button format
                  George_Johnson CommunityMVP

                  I forgot to add that if this needs to work with Reader, you'll need to Reader-enable the form. In Acrobat 9 you'd select "Advanced > Extend Features In Adobe Reader", but the wording is different for Acrobat 8.