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How do I create a submit button for my form? I would like it to send the completed PDF to an email address


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Hi everyone,

I recently upgraded to Adobe XI and I can't find a "submit by email" button for my form. I created a button and tried to set up some actions but, I can only get the button to direct the user to a URL. How do I make it send the completed PDF to our designated company email address? I'm not too familiar with JAVASCRIPTS so I haven't tried that plus I heard it may not work with users with adobe reader.

Any help would be appreciated.



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Level 2

Thanks for the input. I think you might have a different version of LiveCycle than the copy I have since it looks a little different. However, I found the answer in Adobe help. I had to type "mailto:" before the email address to indicate it's an email and not a URL. See below.

  • To collect form data as attachments to email, type mailto: followed by the email address. For example,


Level 2

If you set the submit button using the mailto command, the end users will need client-side email software setup correctly.

To bypass client-side email software you can set the submit button to point to a server-side script such as PHP or

For online examples: