I make a lot of Reader Extended forms for my company. When I issue form updates, sometimes staff have to re-copy or re-type records into forms with repeating subforms. I'd like to be able to jumpstart their process by importing from an old, filled-out form, into my new updated form.
I've found I can do this by making an XML data file of the data from the old form, but I can't import into an Extended from using Adobe Reader. Most of our staff don't have Acrobat, so they aren't able to save data into non-extended forms.
Is this clear, what I'm asking? Import XML data into Reader Extended form.
Thanks for any help you can give,
The xml produced by the old form must be able to be consumed by the new form. Your new form may not have the same XML structure. To test this, I would extend a form, then test the form filling in Reader. If the import/export works then its likely a data issue.
It's not neccessary to have the same xml structure because with ApplyXSL you can use a XSLT stylesheet to transform the imported data into every structure your need.