We have an online survey that has a bunch of different modules. We were looking to generate a PDF form using ColdFusion that the user could download and then fill out and then upload (and then read the data). I know I can "read" a PDF form and dump the information back into my db but can I generate the PDF form? I was originally looking at creating an excel spreadsheet but I can create that but not read it back with all of the formatting I need. Ideas??
The CFDOCUMENT tag is generally used to create a PDF file in ColdFusion. However, it sounds like you want to use a PDF form to collect data from the user. In that case take a look at the topic "Extracting data from a PDF form submission" in the ColdFusion documentation.
"Extracting data from a PDF form submission"
So it appears that the answer is NO - I can't generate a PDF form using ColdFusion.
Create the form using Adobe LifeCycle and manipulate it using Coldfusion's cfpdfform tag.