Certificate of Competion

I am doing a adobe presenter presentation.  I need to have a certificate of completion at the end of it that can be emailed.  I need to have the person be able to input their name on the certificate.  Not sure the best way to do it.  I can load a web page and have them do it online or integrate it into presenter.  I am open to suggestions.  I would like to have a web form that they put their name in and have it come out in a certificate that gets emailed.  Is that the easiest way?
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Mark ElySenior Coldfusion DeveloperCommented:
Probably overkill to use LC Designer on this. It is also replace with forms central in the new version. This is more for complex work flow PDFs and db integration.

But the basic principle of having a PDF form is a good idea. It makes sure it is in one distinct format and browser independent. Users can download it and complete and print it. Downside is that exactly as with LC Designer, you need to full version of Adobe Acrobat (Pro Version) for this.

This is available as a 30-day trial from Adobe in case you have not got this.

First design your Certificate in any application you feel comfortable in. There are Template certificates on the web, Just Google for ideas.

Prefill any fields that you want to be static in your design, such as title of the presentation or the date etc. Create an empty box or more for the user field(s). When you are happy with the design, create a PDF from your design by printing it to the Adobe PDF printer (you get this with Acrobat Pro)

Open the PDF in Acrobat and go to the Tools panel on the right. Go down to Forms and click Edit.

Deny automatic detection.

You are now in form edit mode and you can Add fields from the task menu. Select the Text field option from the drop down and place it in your user field box that you created earlier. Repeat for additional field that you need.

In the rightclick>Properties for each field you can set font size and other options, like not having a border for the field etc.

Once you are done save the certificate as a Master document.

Finally you need to enable the form so that users with browsers or Adobe Reader can complete the form. You only need to do this if you want them to save and take with them or email the form to someone .

Otherwise you can leave the form as is, the user can then complete the form with his name etc., but will not be able to save the form with the name retained in the field.

To save it as enabled, go to File>Save as Other>Reader extended..>More Tools... and follow the dialog boxes. To leave it not enabled simply save under anew filename.


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