Yes, it completely replaces whatever you set up for a submit action with something it generates and adds. So if you need to retain your custom submit setup, you cannot use the distribute form process. You can still send the form to others and they will be able to use it, you just won't be able to use Tracker to manage the responses.
Thanks so much for that George. I use the distribute function primarily to compile together forms (tracking is not important). Without using the distribute function can I still compile together the different forms easily. Thanks again.
You should be able to, but it's not clear to me exactly what you mean by "compile together forms". If it doesn't work as you expect, what exactly are you doing?
Thanks Again. I have a form that I send out to approx 100 people. These 100 people send me back the submitted form with their answers in the form via email and the form as a pdf attachment.
I want the subject in the email to be from a field in the form that is why used the code in the submit button.
When these 100 replies come together I want to import all the data from the 100 forms into a single csv file. thats what I meant by compile together.
Based on you suggestion i sent out the original form created in livecycle without distribution or anything. Just the livecycle form as is. But the submit to button does not seem to work in adobe reader.It works in acrobat pro. Do you think I can do something different to make the submit to button behave different for adobe reader and also "compile together forms" that I get back from email without using the distribute function and only sending out the form created in livecycle.
Thanks a million.
When you use the distribute form process, one of the things it does is Reader-enable the document, which allows Reader users to save and submit. So you will have to Reader-enable yourself before send out the form for use. In Acrobat 11 you do this be selecting: File > Save as Other > Reader Extended PDF > Enable More Tools.