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Topic: Not a 'Reader/Save' question
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 154290
From: NKowa
Date: 9/17/2006 09:55 PM

On 9/16/2006 8:00:56 AM, Webfly wrote:
>I understand that Adobe Reader
>does not save data entered
>into a fillable form. My
>question involves one computer
>and Adobe Acrobat
>Professional, and I have spent
>over 15 hours on this site
>alone trying to find the
>answer that I need. I
>seriously need some help!
>I work in a small office
>setting. We have on our
>computers Adobe Acrobat 6.0
>Professional as well as the
>7.0 upgrade.
This is great. But it might be overkill, because, just editing and saving the data to a database (via server script) only need Adobe Reader.

I have been asked
>to convert our MS Word forms
>into fillable forms (which I
>figured out from scratch - I
>had no experience with
>anything .pdf related before
>this).
Great..

My boss wants me to
>figure out how to save the
>entire form (including the
>entered data) in a format
>where we can alter the entered
>data as needed.
What type of server are you running? Windows 2003, Windows SBS, Apache?

>The form I am working with has
>client contact info, which
>changes from time to time (we
>have all had to move or change
>our phone numbers at some
>point, right?), and this is to
>be saved as both a hard copy
>in the client's file as well
>as our office's database.
1) Do you need to create a new database, or use an existing?
2) If you already have a database, What type of database are you running? MSSQL, ORACLE, MSACCESS, MySQL?

>I have spent (read wasted) too
>many hours trying to figure
>out how to do this using the
>help menu in both Acrobat and
>Designer with no success. I
>have no background in
>programming, so please respond
>in plain language. Any help is
>greatly appreciated!

Figure out what interface you want to use, Web or Application. You can hire a developer, or purchase a 3rd party interface to merge the database data with the FDF Data /PDF Form. You need an application or web interface that will allow your to edit the data from the database, and allow you to populate the PDF/FDF with the data for print or archive.

Solution: Hire a developer, or Find an existing solution that meets those requirements from the Find Software section.



Regards,





Nick

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