I am after something similar as well, more specifically...
I need to create a button that when pressed, the user can attach a document (word doc, excel doc, jpg etc) to the pdf form they are filling out. The users of the form I am creating are not Acrobat savvy so may not even know that attaching files to a pdf is available. Hence, I need a visible button that when pressed, will automatically display the dialog box to allow the user to attach files to the pdf form.
Paul, my email is email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your help.
No I haven't figure it out yet. It looks like if you don't have LiveCycle Reader Extensions server (not acrobat)it will not work and I think we need to buy it separately which is not affordable for me. That's what my understanding is. See the comment # 274 by pguerette (paul)
Here is the file you have asked for. Note that if you intend to use Reader that you will have to Reader Extend the form using LiveCycle to allow this functionality. It is not part of the Reader Extensions in Acrobat.
I'm thinking about a similar application (form), where the client can fill out a number of items and attach files of various sorts and sizes.
I have already downloaded all the sample files referred to in this discussion thread in which I expect to find the sample code for this. Thanks to everybody for looking for the same info and helping each other in the process, and me too
My actual question is this: I'm using LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2, which comes with Acrobat 9 Pro extended. Does this tool offer the same possibilities as the server variant concerning Reader extending in order to get the code to work in a simple Acrobat Reader? I can only assume my clients are using this tool, or maybe acrobat or acrobat Pro (but the latter two are less likely).
Thanks in advance for any insight in this matter.
Acrobat has a subset of the Reader Extensions functionality. It will only give you the ability to save locally, comment and digitally sign. The ability to add attachments is not included. You need LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server to allow attachments in Reader.