1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 28, 2011 12:54 PM by radzmar

    Acrobat Forms - receiving Images embedded in Distributed Forms

    WhereIsMyScreenName Level 1

      Hi, I've been using the Acrobat forms through Live Cycle for a while now for small simple projects, but trying to implement it now in something a bit more complex (as well as learning more as I go).

       

      I've made a form in LiveCycle ES2 requesting Text, Radio Buttons ...

      ...BUT also that the respondee can send their company logo with the form. To make it simpler than just attaching the logo seperately in an Email.

       

      I've found the Image Field Object which allows the respondee to upload their Logo into the PDF which then gets mailed back to me.

       

      What I haven't seen is a way to extract this logo to a databank or similar.

      The text I can collect, sort through, and export as CSV or XML which is great, but other than the logos being embedded in the returned PDF, they don't seem to be accessible anywhere.

       

      I've probably overlooked it somewhere. (I hope). Can someone assist?

       

      (I'm also not certain what the difference between creating forms in LiveCycle and straight through Acrobat is, but I'll ask that in another question).

       

      Thanks Angus

      Acrobat X Pro

      LiveCycle ES2

      CS 5.5 Design Pro Suite

        • 1. Re: Acrobat Forms - receiving Images embedded in Distributed Forms
          radzmar Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi,

           

          the image fields stores images as a base64-codes string within the data dom.

          When you export the form data a xml or csv, then the image data will be represented by a very long string of hexadicimal characters.

           

          This can look like:

          <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

          <Form1>

          <Logo xmlns:xfa="http://www.xfa.org/schema/xfa-data/1.0/" xfa:contentType="image/png" href=""

          >iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAADUAAAA1CAIAAABuhDQnAAAABmJLR0QA/wD/AP+gvaeTAAAACXBI

          WXMAAA7EAAAOxAGVKw4bAAAB70lEQVRoge2ZMXrDIAxG5X4dYEuOkjFrr9Axa8ceJ2PXjr1CV485

          ikfY3MENxlgCASLO4H9yZFs8SyCLuBvHEZ5YL1sDJLTz1Wnnq9POV6dX1Hp8+wxNJuLEckaylAvv

          bnP7Dk7ifAAqNOgIxOrimcR6F2mMzazv9kXxIQNwFYt0tii+fKxJC7hSJ55E10cmHDkjPcnxNYAD

          MT7ptDol10dMw+91OjieXT2yQ/91N35QNzKDB9L1WTJyk0rjhzw/F44fPCiJn2kOZ+3sjR0/AwAw

          9Ff0pJtzSeMkfb4wh43yib4JmPKDByTfFmToJMlaHzbIi+n/2w19mu2uB9GnSzCkuf0kBrAhYoQP

          eRq0BwEApRC7UhpAA3fB4iuMWr9ilawGDlr3z1mlDlVefaZKBmpnw8Vytfn+w6KHTgu+9fJprAQc

          rPNrrVWK3BH4dQQWpeQduZr2w4RD+OJC6wgDpVzI/HtIllnBg+L+qr5wOEdx5fGJYd3dJYXzCXM4

          r/QvSlX7DyfXKHDFnuGb1+eEnp2vKr94WWYlj1sv6+YfXpYVgphTUv13mMz6SIBkwvk/BflqyVDV

          8xEIRWRZ+4+Yn+KTuRL9f7JBXyEx/1q2O53//fLh/TM56OFwmA42fn8kI7IlHydd3f59uko7X53+

          AEBgrHyaoupIAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC</Logo>

          <Name>John</Name>

          </Form1>

           

          Here's an article, which describes this.

          http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2011/05/recover-an-embedded-image.html