How can I attach a filled out form to an email? Currently my email button attaches the form as an XML. The end user needs to file the filled out form to a file but in it current XML format does not make it user friendly reading as if it was in the pdf format.
This is the normal way of working. Keeping a collection of XML files
together is recommended. XML files are much more useful in the long
term, as it's much easier to write software to analyse the form data.
Thanks, What is the reason behind the fact that I can not send a copy of the form as a pdf attachement? I need to justify this new procedure that you indicated.
You can also send the entire PDF. Here are the steps:
- Open the Form in Designer
- Add a button object to the form
- Update the caption to something like 'submit the form' or 'email the form'
- Change the Control type of the button to Submit
- Click on the Submit tab and choose PDF for the 'Submit as' type
- update the submit URL to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that the user submitting the form will need Acrobat (or) you can Reader Enable the form if the user only has Reader. This is required since Reader can't save PDF by default.
Usage rights can be added using LiveCycle Reader Extensions (or) you can add usage rights in Acrobat (advanced > Enable usage rights in Adobe Reader). *Please note that if you use Acrobat to Reader enable the form, there is a licensing restriction on the number of users that the form can be sent to.
When I run the form nothing happens when the button is clicked. I am thinking that off my desktop it does not recognize the mailto:email@example.com command.