capture form field data inside a pdf

Hi.  I'm trying to capture form field data inside a pdf.  How can I do that using coldfusion?  I also need to add a submit button inside the pdf and apply an action to it.  I basically want it so that when the user clicks on the submit button, the data is sent to a page.  I can do the rest from there (db insert, cfmail, etc) but am unfamiliar with using pdf forms.
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SidFishesCommented:
if you are using MX7* it's simple to display pdfs...


<cfdocument format="pdf" >

Your html and cfoutput here

</cfdocument>


http://livedocs.adobe.com/coldfusion/7/htmldocs/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=ColdFusion_Documentation&file=00000236.htm

You can add css styles and stylesheets as lo9ng as they are in the cfdocument tag.

however you can not create pdf forms -natively- ie: not without doing some additional work...

this claims to work...haven't tried it myself...

http://coldfusion.sys-con.com/read/101219.htm



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COwebmasterAuthor Commented:
I think I misunderstood.  I already created the dpf document using Acrobat 7.0.  I just want to output the form field data to a cfm page like you do on an html page using <form action..>
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SidFishesCommented:
it should be exactly the same just set your form action to your cfm file and do whatever you want with it...

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COwebmasterAuthor Commented:
It's not working.  My cfm page is saying that the field is undefined.  However, the submit button inside the pdf is set to FDF and the url is pointing to the cfm file with #FDF at the end of the url.  Should the action be set to HTML to do what you're talking about?
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SidFishesCommented:
your form post will need to be pointing to the cfm page for it to be able to do anything with it... (i'm guessing you'd set that in the fdf settings)

<form method = "post" action="yourCFMFile.cfm">
form fields
</form>

also make sure you scope your variables properly (ie: with form. )

<cfquery...>
insert into foo (bar, noo) Values (#form.foo#, #form.noo#)
</cfquery>





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COwebmasterAuthor Commented:
Sorry, my mistake.  The form is inside the pdf.  It's a pdf form.  It's not a form I'm generating from a coldfusion page.  I just want to export out the field data that's being inputed from within the pdf form to a coldfusion page.  I created the form using Acrobat 7.0
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COwebmasterAuthor Commented:
I'm going to post a new question.
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