Re: DBs and online forms

Subject: Re: DBs and online forms
From: Art Campbell <art -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 23:48:35 -0400

It's dead easy to create an interactive form with Adobe Director,
which is part of
the Creative Suite bundle; I haven't checked on its availability as a
stand alone.
It'd be logical for it to be included with the full version of Acrobat, but ...

Anyway, Director reads in a .pdf and automatically generates the fields that a
user would fill in. Part of the form creation is specifying how the
information is
processed - printed, emailed, etc. It requires a bit of tweaking, but
it's in the
order of a few minutes, not hours or days. I've been using it to fill
out all kinds
of forms that I have to download and process. Beats printing them and filling
them out by hand.

Even without Director in the loop, emailed info should be really easy to parse
into a database or Excel -- I'd think that each field would be a
discrete piece of
information that would just pop into place.


On 10/4/05, Kelley Greenman <writinglists -at- inkworkswell -dot- com> wrote:

> 1. users enter information in an online app.
> 2. info is e-mailed to his staff
> 3. she has to fill out loan apps by hand.

Art Campbell art -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com
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