I'm new to FormsCentral, so forgive me if this is a dumb newbie question...
I understand the redirect idea, but I'm curious as to whether the target page has a way to access the data entered by the user on the form.
For instance, could I have a form that (say) asks the user to rate a service, redirect him to my site, and then understand whether the user rated my service one star (which might trigger follow-up of some sort) or four stars (which might trigger a "thank you" message)?
We currently do not support passing data from the form back into the redirected website. Thanks for your feedback.
If you would like people to vote on your idea or have other ideas please post them within the idea section of the forum: http://forums.adobe.com/community/formscentral?view=idea
That really helps me understand the popularity of a feature request.
Why can't this be done in PDF Forms? I have a PDF Form created that looks just like the IL CRT-61 tax form and everything works great, EXCEPT for the fact that I cannot direct the user to a particular webpage after they hit the submit button on the form.
I have tried converting the PDF Form to a Web Form, but the process in Acrobat Pro XI completely ruins the form. I have tried ALL the available options in converting the form, no go.
This form is to be embedded into my website and when a user hits submit, he should be automatically taken to a particular webpage, that I specify. I don't see why this isn't possible in a PDF Form?
The difference is web forms are used in browsers and PDF forms are often not. Web servers have always been able to return a redirect response that causes the browser to load the specified URL. Most PDF viewers don't know what to do with such a response, but Adobe Reader/Acrobat do know what to do with an FDF response, which is what FormsCentral returns and results in the popup message that you see. PDF forms can be loaded in a browser or directly in Reader/Acrobat or non-Adobe PDF viewer, but in both cases the viewer doesn't know what to do with an HTML redirect response from a web server. This is outside of the control of FormsCentral so it would require a change in the way Reader/Acrobat behaves.
Thanks for answering my questions, I do appreciate that, George.
You could always add a separate button to the PDF that uses the app.launchURL method to open the page you want in the default browser. You could add instructions to press it in the popup that the user sees, but such a button won't work on mobile devices and most non-Adobe PDF viewers.
Wow, so I made a web form, instead of the PDF Form, which I am quite happy with...EXCEPT, I cannot figure out how to move the submit button on the Web Form.
I used a template to create the Web Form, is that why the Submit button is on the left-side of the form? I want the submit button on the right-side of the page. I cannot figure out how to do it. I've clicked on the button, and tried to choose the Right Justified icon at the top of the Web Form tools, no go. I've tried right-clicking on the button - nothing. I even looked in the Options Tab of FormsCentral, like where it asks you where to put the Submit button when using a PDF Form. Why isn't this option there? Wow. I am amazed that Adobe has released such a poorly thought-out product. :/
Can you tell me how to place the Submit button on the lower right hand side of my Web Form?