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Cannot submit form with Adobe Reader 7

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16-06-2008

I have created a fillable form in Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional and have enabled user user rights so that people using reader can save a copy of the PDF.



On the form itself, there is a button that is of type submit that specifies a valid URL and submits the data as XDP.



Whilst working in Lifecycle Designer or Adobe Professional, I am able to submit the form and its content. Once I open the PDF in Adobe Reader 7.0, when I try to submit the form I always get this error "cannot handle content type text/html; charset=utf-8".



I have no idea what is the error and I am hoping some one can provide some guidance.



Thanks

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19-06-2008

So the general response is for the web server to return a PDF with the correct content type?

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19-06-2008

To Timothy: you can change the Adobe Reader setting, if you want new documents to be displayed in the same window.



to Jimmy: Yes, the server has to return a PDF with content type PDF.

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25-06-2008

cannot handle content type: text/html; charset=UTF-8



I had a exact same problem today.

I opened Acrobat Reader 8 using by a browser IE7.

I sent PDF Form Data to ColdFusion8.

Then there is no error message.

The HTTP Post Button is worked.

This was my solution.



Thank you.

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16-02-2009

Hello

I have the same problem too but only with Firefox. I get a response if IE was open on my machine, however if I had firefox open, I get an adobe reader error saying it could not process content of type "text/html utf-8". My form data is posted to servlet which sends a response object when the form is submitted. the form data is getting submitted but the message says it was not submitted and it could not process. Any solutions? appreciate your help.