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Hello - - I want to create a fillable adobe acrobat form and post it to my website.

I know how to create the fillable form however I can not figure out how to add a button (submit ??) that when pressed will send the entire filled out form to an email receipient as an attachment.

Is there a way to do this ?

thanks
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Question by:kpdonahue
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Just add a button from the toolbar to the form, right click and select 'Properties', click on 'Actions' tab, select Run a javascript' from the 'Select Action' drop down and click on 'Add'. You'll get the script window. Copy and paste the following code in there

this.mailDoc({
bUI: false,
cTo: "test@test.com",
cCC: "testCC@test.com",
cSubject: "Subject",
cMsg: "Here goes the message."
});

NOTE: Replace dummy email addresses with real addresses.
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by:kpdonahue
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Ok - - tried this and it works (kinda)

it opens the default email client

is there a way to just "send" without opening the email client?

thanks
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by:mohan_sekar
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No, the method relies on the email client. Other way is to "submit" the form to a jsp/asp/php page and have that page send an email with the PDF as an attachment.
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by:kpdonahue
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Very Weird - - its not working

I added the JS and when I press the submit button, my default email client opens with the PDF already inserted and the To: field populated (used my email address for test).

When I hit sent the message appears to go out however I don't receive it.  Its not in my Sent Items either.

If I just open Outlook and insert the same PDF and hit send, it gets delivered to my mailbox

Any idea why this is not working?
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That's weird! Can you try it one some other machine?
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