Re: Save As in Acrobat Reader - or Word?

Subject: Re: Save As in Acrobat Reader - or Word?
From: Mary McWilliams Johnson <mary -at- SUPERCONNECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 06:12:20 -0500

Here's a suggestion. If you're not absolutely required to use Acrobat, you
might consider setting up your forms in Microsoft Word. Word can set up
fill-in fields, which you can customize in much the same way you do Acrobat
forms. You can even have pull-down multiple-choice menus.

Once you've set up your form, you just "lock" it so that only the fill-in
fields are editable.

You can then tell your users to save the document to their hard drive, fill
in the fields, resave it, and then forward it to wherever it is supposed to
go. Or they could fill it in, print it, sign it, and forward the hardcopy
to wherever.

Just a thought! That's what our company is doing with its internal forms.

Cordially,

------------------------------º><º------------------------------
Mary McWilliams Johnson
McJohnson Communications
Documentation Specialist
Web Site Design, Development and Graphics
www.superconnect.com
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At 03:01 AM 9/30/98 +0200, Max Wyss wrote:
>Robert,
>
>Acrobat Reader can NOT save any form data. In order to do that, you would
>either have to submit the form data to a CGI script for further processing
>(or storage), or get Acrobat Exchange. BTW, Exchange is sold in bulk at a
>relatively reasonable price. Contact Adobe about that.
>
>However, if the "repetitive parts" are essentially identity data, you can
>set up some scheme which would pre-define those fields, using global
>variables in JavaScript.
>
>Hope, this can help.
>
>
>Max Wyss
>PRODOK Engineering AG
>Technical documentation and translations, Electronic Publishing
>CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland
>
>Fax: +41 1 700 20 37
>e-mail: mailto:prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch
>WWW: http://www.prodok.ch/prodok
>
>
>Bridging the Knowledge Gap
>
>
>______________________
>
>
>
>>Hello everyone, I'm seeking help on a problem.
>>
>>I've created some forms in PDF that users can fill out online in Acrobat
>>Reader, or through a browser using an Acrobat Reader plug-in.
>>
>>I want my users to be able to save the form under another name so they can
>>re-use it and not have to retype the repetitive parts of the info every time
>>they open the PDF document.
>>
>>Can Acrobat Reader offer this functionality? Are there settings in Acrobat
>>Exchange I need to include to allow this saving?
>>
>>Your help is most appreciated. Please respond directly to my e-mail
>>address: milkor -at- tdbank -dot- ca
>>
>>Thank you!
>>
>>Robert Milkovich
>
>
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