Live Cycle in Acrobat 8 Professional

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11-07-2008

Newer than new user and stumbling my way through.

I work at public facility and want to do away with the paper forms. So, I've created a form in Live Cycle. After its filled out (using Adobe Reader?), I want it to be sent to a folder on our server. I've added an http:// Submit button and enter in the folder location (//server/Shared/TEST), but it never seems to make it there when I click Submit.



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Are you assuming that "Submit" means "Save a copy onto a server"?



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14-07-2008

No, I'm asking the question, is there anyway to use a "Submit" or other button to instantly save the form (once filled out) to a local or network drive.



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14-07-2008

That's not submitting, so you can't use a submit button. (A submit

button connects to a script on a web server). But could you do it

another way?



You can't in general do it - a form which could write to files would

be a huge security hole.



But, it might be possible if you can install JavaScript on the user's

machine. I'm not sure, someone else would have to fill in the details.



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14-07-2008

Thanks Aandi. One other question. So after they fill out the form, I suppose they'd have to go to file save. Would they publish the form to a folder on the server or ??? Basically, since I'm dealing with the publice (many of which don't have computer skills) I'm trying to make the process as simple as possible. So once they fill it out, they would just save it to a secure folder that we (staff)would then get the form from and use it internally.



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>Thanks Aandi. One other question. So after they fill out the form, I suppose they'd have to go to file save.



Well, bear in mind that the free Adobe Reader, by design, cannot save

forms. Unless you "reader enable them" on which there are specifc

limitations e.g. absolute maximum 500 users per form.



>Would they publish the form to a folder on the server or ???



They can save it whereever it is possible, but this is asking a bit

much of an end user. Sounds like you really need the form to be

submitted.



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I realise that sounds circular. It's really hard to move on unless you

are prepared to work with what submit really means: sending

information to a web server. On the web server a program runs which

reads what is submitted and does stuff. The program is written by a

web programmer.



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