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View xml in pdf format? - Please help-

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15-10-2008

I have a webpage that has a link that directs customers to a pdf form I created with Adobe Designer 7.0 and when the customer is done filling out their information in the form and click's the submit email button. It comes to my inbox in an .xml! is there a way I can have it to where the file comes as a .pdf or can I jus convert the .xml into a word .doc or .pdf?



-Thank You SOoo Much!-

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16-10-2008

It is best to just learn how to work with the XML. Save it, import it

to the form - you have the filled form.



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16-10-2008

Thanks, but how do I import the xml to the form?

When I try to drag the xml file into adobe designer it says that the file is missing a template, and adobe 7 professional isn't reading it either.

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>Thanks, but how do I import the xml to the form?



In Acrobat 7, the menu item is Advanced > Forms > Import Data to Form.

In Acrobat 9, the menu item is Forms > Manage Form Data > Import Data.



You can't drag, and can't do it with Designer.





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17-10-2008

Thanks a bunch Aandi, it worked perfectly!

In your opinion, why is it better to work with the .xml data instead of emailing the forms back and forth as a .pdf?



Again thanks a lot,



Have a wonderful day.

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18-10-2008

>In your opinion, why is it better to work with the .xml data instead of emailing the forms back and forth as a .pdf?



1. XML is a standard format and many programs can read the data from

XML. So if you work with XML it allows you more flexibility,

especially to reprocess all the saved e-mails.



2. The free Adobe Reader can't submit in PDF format unless the PDF

file is specially prepared, on which there are contract limitations.



3. PDF files will be much bigger than the XML, resulting in bigger

e-mails.



That said, e-mail it self is very limited, and not recommended for any

serious use. Submitting forms to a web server is recommended, but does

need a web programmer.



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20-10-2008

Your a genius Aandi,



Thanks for all your help and hopefully I can pass this information to someone who encountered the same problems I had.



Thanks agian, and have a wonderfull day.

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Hi, Rochelle. you can convert a .xml file to pdf if you have your file in one of the following formats: xsl-fo, wordml, xhtml. i use Altsoft xml2PDF, it's free (http://alt-soft.com/Downloads.aspx)