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Topic: Submit Button doesn't work
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 106142
From: northwave305
Date: 2/18/2004 03:55 AM

What am I doing wrong?

I'm using Adobe Acrobat Professional. I have created a form for our radio station's sales department to send orders to our traffic person. Most of the people who will be using this form barely know how to point and click with their mouse, so I want this form to be nearly impossible to get lost between the salesman and the traffic guy.

I was hoping to use the submit button to send the information to a directory that the traffic guy can just open up. I created a submit button. I opened the button properties window. I went to the actions tab, selected Mouse Up as the trigger, selected Submit Form as the action, opened the Submit Form Selections window, and selected PDF The complete document for the export format.

Here is the problem that I encounter: I mapped the location of the directory that I want the forms to go to as drive o:\. I then enter o:\ as the URL. It won't let me test the button in Acrobat, and says it must be opened in a browser. I then open it in IE, and I get the error message "Cannot find 'o:///C|Documents%20and%20Settings/Admin/Desktop/\'. Make sure the path or Internet address is correct." The c documents and settings location is where I am opening the file from. I've tried using the IP address, I've tried using the server name, I've tried using our web server, and I keep getting error messages. WHAT IS GOING ON! I must not be understanding how this submit button works.

If there is a better way of doing this, please let me know. Again, here is what I am trying to do:

The salesman fills out the PDF document. He clicks on submit, and it will put the completed document in the folder that I specify (drive o:\). Each file would have a unique name, probably based on the "Client Name" field. I know, using Save As... and putting it on drive o: would be the easiest, but we are talking about people that can barely work a mouse. We are using Save As on Microsoft Publisher documents that we type our commercials on, and we have commercials lost all over the server. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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