jobioneAdobe wrote:The instructions below are for Adobe 8, but if this can be done in Adobe 8, then i can't imagine it can not be done in Adobe 9.3?
That's because those instructions are for Adobe Acrobat and not Adobe Reader. Reader can't do this.
Collaboratively some co workers and I figured out a roundabout way to attach files in adobe reader (not the full blow adobe acrobat reader).
Via Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro I created a blank form with the "comment/mark up" tools enabled. Then I merged that file with the other PDF form that was formatted with fields, radial buttons etc.
I had to create the blank form for the attachments separately because if I tried to enable the "comment/mark up' tool on the form with fields and radial buttons it disabled the fields.
Once created separately and then merged the functionality worked. Does that make sense?
The comment markup tool then allowed me to attach files via the "attach file as a comment" option.
With all that said.... I would like to know if this functionality works in all versions of Adobe reader and if not at which level it will not.
In addition, is there a way to make sure that the "comment/mark up tool bar" automatically populates when the form is opened. This would be helpful, as otherwise will have to walk our users through additional steps.
Do you have any ideas???
Thanks for your feedback!
The problem is that you don't attach documents using the attachments screen (bizarrely). You attach documents using the comments toolbar. So what you need to do is go to "view" then "tools" then select "comment". Once you've activated the comments toolbar you will see a bunch of new icons, one of which looks like a paperclip with a word balloon most of the way to the right. Bingo.
I found this really frustrating too - hope this helps.