2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 16, 2010 12:14 PM by jobioneAdobe RSS

    Attaching files to a pdf in Adobe Reader

    jobioneAdobe Community Member

      Hi

       

      I found these instructions on the web on how to attach a file to a PDF document, however, when i get to step 3 (underlined in the instructions below)  "Click the "Add" button at the top pof the attachment navigation panel to open the "Add Attchment" dialog box.

       

      I do not see an "Add" button available.

       

      I want our users to be able to open our forms and attach scanned documents onto the PDF form in order to submit documentation related to their benefits.  Why do I not see an "Add" button?

       

      How do I get an "Add" button.  The version we are using is Adobe Reader 9.3.  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?

       

      Thank.

      JoBeth

      How to Attach a File to a PDF Document

      You can easily attach files to your Adobe Acrobat PDF document by using the attachment navigational panel. This panel allows you to quickly attach any type of file to your PDF document if you need to send a corresponding file along with your PDF document. Find out how you can utilize the power of Adobe Acrobat by attaching other files to your PDF document.

      Difficulty: Easy

      Instructions

      Things You'll Need:

      • Adobe Acrobat 8
      1. Start Adobe Acrobat, and open a PDF document to which you would like to attach an additional file.

      2. Choose the "View" menu, point to "Navigation Panels" and click to select "Attachments" so a checkmark appears before the selection and the attachment navigation panel opens at the bottom of the screen.

      3. Click the "Add" button at the top of the attachment navigation panel to open the "Add Attachment" dialog box.

      4. Use the "Look in" drop-down list and click on your computer files in the "Attach a File" dialog box to browse to find the file you have saved and want to attach to the open PDF document.

      5. Click to select the file you want to attach, and click the "Open" button to close the "Add Attachment" dialog box and add the file to the attachment navigation panel. The file is now attached to the open PDF document and will be included any time the PDF document is opened or emailed.

       

      Read more: How to Attach a File to a PDF Document | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2222241_attach-file-pdf-document.html##ixzz0zbsURkkr
        • 1. Re: Attaching files to a pdf in Adobe Reader
          ~graffiti CommunityMVP

          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?

           

          http://www.ehow.com/how_2222241_attach-file-pdf-document.html##ixzz0zbsURkkr

          That's because those instructions are for Adobe Acrobat and not Adobe Reader. Reader can't do this.

          • 2. Re: Attaching files to a pdf in Adobe Reader
            jobioneAdobe Community Member

            Hi Graffiti

             

            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!