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Is this the product I need to create PDF from a form online?


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I need to develop an application where the user fills out an online form and a pdf is automatically created and emailed to them, a copy is also archived. Am I looking in the corect place by exploring LiveCycle PDF Generator or am I looking for something else? I am currently using php and MySQL but from the looks of it may be necesary to use XML. This is very new to me so any direction would be much appreciated.


Nils Satterstrom
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Level 7
LiveCycle Forms might be worth looking at too. There are number of

quite different workflow scenarios, but as I understand it LiveCycle

Forms is appropriate if you design forms in LiveCycle Designer.

Aandi Inston


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hello ,

actually I have html form .I fiiled it online, and then i want to convert that form in pdf. Right now i have created pdf using adobe livecycle but , i couldn't populate my fields.

So, can you plese help me with this.


Level 7
Check out LiveCycle Forms if you want to populate a form - but I

didn't think PDF Generator made a fillable form. Not sure how you

would mix these products.

Aandi Inston


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I am in the same boat as Nils. Has anyone made any discoveries on this? I have a call in to a "specialist" at Adobe, but it will be 3-5 days before someone gets back to me. I want to collect the data using PHP/MySQL and then populate a PDF template of some sort to create a print-ready PDF that I can send to my printer.

An example of how we plan on using this is with business cards. We're going to create a business card template PDF with form fields for Name, Title, Phone, Email, etc. and then have the user enter in their information and then create a print-ready PDF we could send to the printer to get printed. I am unclear on which Adobe product would work for this. The pre-sales team at Adobe said we might want to look into InDesign server and LiveCycle. I guess the starting price tag for either of those is $10,000.

Any insight would be great. Thanks!