I am using LiveCycle version 7.1
I am trying to transition my company into a paperless environment. I do a very specific type of mortgage lending. When a mortgage broker wants to prequalify a loan, they download a form from my website. They then fill out the form with information about the borrower. This form is faxed to my company and the details are analyzed to determine if we wish to proceed.
Information from this form must be manually entered into a database, which is very time consuming. I have crested a form in LiveCycle 7.1 which allows users to type information rather than hand write everything. Now I'm not sure what the best way is to integrate my form. I have a small company and I'm trying to costs at a minimum. I am currently using LiveCycle 7.1, Adobe Pro version 6.0, and Dreamweaver Version 8.0. These are my issues:
1. I'm not sure what the best way is to publish the form on my site. I would prefer to integrate the form into a web page and have the customer fill it out online. I would then like the PDF form submitted to me via e-mail, or perhaps saved onto the server?? once the form is published can it be e-mailed directly from the server?
2. I have tried to import the LiveCycle form into Dreamweaver to see if I can publish the form on line. LiveCycle will only let me save the form into .XDP format. Dreamweaver 8.0 will only allow me to import .XML files, not .XDP. Will later versions of Dreamweaver allow me to import .XDP?
3. When I receive the forms, I would like some of the information to sync up with a database. I need to be able to access the PDF forms from the database. Can this be done with Acrobat Pro or do I need to integrate the forms with a traditional database program like access?