I do believe I have read comments on this forum not recommending using this feature. I haven't used this, so I'm not sure what the issue was (if there are problems with its use or if it was just because it wasn't as efficient as submitting the data alone)
Ok - I forgot to mention that we are PDF newbies and need the technically toned down answer!!
First, this will only work for the Windows OS with the Outlook email client set to MAPI, MicroSoft Application Program Interface, being enabled. Next, it only works with Acrobat and not any version of Reader. To make Reader able to process the form will require "Extended Reader Rights" to be enabled by a either an LiveCycle ES server, a licensed 3rd party eanabler, version 8 Professional (limited to 500 copies of form) or version 9 Standard (limited to 500 copies of form). And depending on the size of the PDF and capacity of the user's system it does not always work.
Is there a way to preserve the original .pdf name as the attachment?
mailDoc uses the cryptic temp filename. I would like to give the attachment a unique name, but, will settle for the original name...
I am woefully confused as well..
I am a pdf new user myself, I want to send the PDF after it's filled out and NOT the XML.. I created the form in Live cycle 8.0 so I"m not sure how to make it work.
Post your question in the forum for LiveCycle Designer.
Bernd is correct - the LiveCycle Designer forum will offer much better advice when dealing with XFA PDFs (which are the type created by Designer, distinct from AcroForm PDFs which are created in Acrobat).
You should have the following information handy when you post your question:
Will the people viewing the PDF only have Reader, or will they have full installations of Acrobat?
What version are you targeting your form for?
Do you or your company own any Adobe LiveCycle server proucts, such as Reader Extensions Server? (this may be required if your end-users only have Reader and not Acrobat)
I was able to achieve this using
Adobe Acrobat 8.1.6
Open the document,
Go to Forms > Edit form in acrobat.
Go to Forms > Form Tools > Button Tool.
Double click the document where you want the button to be placed.
While in edit mode, Double click the newly created button and a dialogue box will appear.
You can choose your own settings for the General, Appearance and Options Tabs,
But to make the submit button work you will edit the Actions Tab
Select Trigger: "On Mouse Up"
Select Action: "Submit a form"
the Submit Form Selections dialogue box will appear.
Because you want to send an email, in the "Enter a URL for this link" box write "mailto:" followed by the email address:
You can send to more than one address by separating email addresses with a comma
Now select your export format,
"PDF The complete document"
select your Field selection
Save the document.
This solution seems to work in Adobe Reader 8 and up.
I hope this helps.