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Is it possible to have a PDF form that can be emailed using Coldfusion or is there another way?

I'm wondering if it's possible to have a pdf form that can be filled out and then emailed? Maybe Coldfusion is not necessary?
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you need Adobe Acrobat (full version) LiveCycle Designer to create fillable forms (called FDF's ). CF8 can manipulate these  but i believe you can't create them in CF

The alternative is to use a standard html form, submit the info, format as you like then use <cfdocument format="pdf"> to create the pdf and use cfmail to mail it

a basic outline

<form action="index.cfm" method="post">
<input type="text" name="t1">
<input type="submit">

<cfif isdefined('form.t1')>
<cfsavecontent variable="myDoc">

<cfdocument format="pdf" filename="pathtofolder\test.pdf">




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