PDF Form Im slamming my head on a wall
Posted on 2004-04-16
Ok after a couple of questions here at EE and A LOT of googleing I think Ive come up with a plan.
Here is what needs to be done:
Client opens the pdf form via web browser
CLient fills out the form
On submit Acrobat Reader exports the fields in FDF format. (I wanted to export an entire PDF but it seems that the reader which most people have wont do this)
This is where it gets fuzzy for me
Now that the form has been exported I dont know what to do with it. I need to make this as easy and painless as possible for the office staff that recieves the form. What would be the best way to go about this?
1. Send the FDF info via email attachment to the office where they could manually use the import function to fill in a blank form using the FDF info. (not great because it requires the full version of Acrobat which the office doesnt have)
2. Use a server side script that will take the fdf info and fill a blank form and either sned the completed pdf to the office or send a link to the pdf on the server.
HELPPPPPP, Im going crazy trying to figure this out. I cant possibly be the first person that ever wanted to do this.!!!!