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.
I've figured out how to attach a word document using the comment tools paperclip. However, when I or others open the PDF later and try to open the attached Word document, we receive an error message and the Word document cannot be opened. How can I fix this? I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. Even trying to open the Word attachment on my own computer with my own version of Adobe, I get an error message.
I have attached files as described above using the Comment attach command, but when I send the PDF to users who only have Adobe Reader, they don't see the attached files. Is there anything else that I need to do.
I just discovered that the PDF files I was looking at were not been opened by Adobe Reader but by some other PDF reader provided by Internet Explorer. Same happens if you open a PDF file in Chrome. You must download PDF file if you receive it by email and then open file using Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is free but not every machine has it by default anymore, so this is how the confusion or difficulty arises. When a user receives a PDF by mail, they need to check that they have Adobe Reader. They must download the received PDF file if they want see the attached files in the PDF file.