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Buiding Form for online users?

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I have a client that wants a  form with about 100 data entries with instructions on how to fill out the form, about 17 page total.

They want people to be able to fill it out online and all the data they enter will be submited to a database of some kind.

I am a web designer and of course have done simple standard contact forms etc etc...

I am very new to Acrobat Pro and know nothing about liveCycle. I don't even know if acrobat would be the best route to take, or What type of database to use?

Any,Any! Help or addvise someone could throw my way would be greatly appreciated

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jbhoo12,

You may want to check out this post which seems similar to what you are asking: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/332406.

I am familiar with HTML and CSS and have many more hours under Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Having read your post, I would think it far more simple to create the necessary form in HTML and use a pre-existing HTML database option that stores the data for you. A 17 page form in Adobe Acrobat will take you many hours to setup. Once setup, you will be forced to write code or perform some other type of advanced formatting to get it to interface with a database. Unless your client is specifically requesting adobe forms, I would personally recommend HTML as I think it will be easier.

Hope this helps. If I have answered your question, please click on answered question so that I get the points.

Thanks,

Mallard27

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jbhoo12,

You may want to check out this post which seems similar to what you are asking: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/332406.

I am familiar with HTML and CSS and have many more hours under Adobe LiveCycle Designer. Having read your post, I would think it far more simple to create the necessary form in HTML and use a pre-existing HTML database option that stores the data for you. A 17 page form in Adobe Acrobat will take you many hours to setup. Once setup, you will be forced to write code or perform some other type of advanced formatting to get it to interface with a database. Unless your client is specifically requesting adobe forms, I would personally recommend HTML as I think it will be easier.

Hope this helps. If I have answered your question, please click on answered question so that I get the points.

Thanks,

Mallard27