3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2012 10:01 AM by Joel_Geraci

    Can a PDF be an app?

    klm1142

      1.  Can you offer fillable pdf forms as an iphone or an ipad app?     Can you store the PDF on the phone?   

      2..  If you store a  PDF in the cloud...can somone access and display the PDF on their phone?  

      3.  Does Adobe have a ist of third party developers we can contract with to create fillable pdf forms?

       

       

      If we set up the signature field as just a field on the form, the user can touch this field and electronically sign the form. 

      So we get the power of electronic signatures on a PDF form.

       

       

       

      thanks

       

      kml

        • 1. Re: Can a PDF be an app?
          Joel_Geraci Adobe Community Professional

          klm:

           

          1) The Adobe Reader on mobile devices currently doesn't support form filling or JavaScript so while you can store and view PDF files on a number of phones, you can't easily fill out the forms using the Adobe products. There ar ethird party tools that allow you to add comments but I haven't seen anything that will turn the PDF into an APP.

           

          2) Yes - I use DropBox and it works great.

           

          3) You might check out AcrobatUsers.com instead

           

          4) Since forms don't work on the mobile versions, signatures don't either.

           

          J-

          • 2. Re: Can a PDF be an app?
            klm1142 Level 1

            What if we did it this way:

             

            1.   collect the data fields for the form on an ipad or ipphone

            2.   collect the signature as another data field

            3.   create an xml word doc......integrate the data fields into the word doc

            4.   convert the word doc to a pdf

            5.   store the pdf in the cloud

            6.   the user can access the pdf from his phone... he could share access with others.

             

            does this work?

             

            Kathy Lane

             

             

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            klm: 1) The Adobe Reader on mobile devices currently doesn't support form filling or JavaScript so while you can store and view PDF files on a number of phones, you can't easily fill out the forms using the Adobe products. There ar ethird party tools that allow you to add comments but I haven't seen anything that will turn the PDF into an APP. 2) Yes - I use DropBox and it works great. 3) You might check out AcrobatUsers.com instead 4) Since forms don't work on the mobile versions, signatures don't either. J-

             

             

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            • 3. Re: Can a PDF be an app?
              Joel_Geraci Adobe Community Professional

              Kathy:

               

              That workflow seems a little over-engineered.

               

              J-