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PDF Fillable Forms: Is Pro Required to save results?

I am working on a project for a doctor who processes about 50 forms each day.  He emails the forms in PDF format to his clients, who then print them out then sent the to the doctor by fax or via snail mail.

He then has to pay his assistant to type in all the fields into Word so the results may be saved digitally on his Intranet.

I would like to find a way to save him time, money and trees.

My idea is to create the forms in PDF format as fillable forms.   His clients could fill them out on their computers, attach a digital signature and then email him the results.

Would Adobe Acrobat Pro be required for his clients to save the completed form with a digital signature then email the completed forms?

Or can this all be done with Adobe Acrobat Reader 5+?  Are there any reasons why my idea is a bad one?
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From Abode FAQ:
Q. Can I save Adobe PDF forms in Adobe Reader after I have filled out a PDF form?

A. Yes, provided your form has had the "local save" capability turned on with Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions. Team members both inside and outside an organization have access to and can interact with forms. You can easily open, fill out and submit PDF forms, even from handheld devices and over wireless connections. However, if the "local save" capability has not been activated in your PDF form, you will not be able to save the form data with Adobe Reader.
To answer your question: No, Pro is not necessary to fill out and save forms.  

The forms will have to be created and and rights given to be able to complete and save the forms.  See:



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