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Topic: Re: Can Acrobat do this?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56591
From: r6f6e3nb
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM

George wrote:

>I've lobbied for non-printing borders/backgrounds, but as
> things stand now, if the field is set up so that it prints,
> the nthe border/background will also print.

Is it possible to place a field with a colored background behind the =field you want to be filled in and set the background of that field to =transparent?

> Plug-in developers are forbidden by Adobe from creating
> plug-ins that provide Reader the capabilites you'd like.

If I understand correctly, PDF files can not save or import data when =read with the Reader. If the Reader allows a user to submit data, can't =that data be saved and re-used? Perhaps I won't be able to import =information from other forms when using the Reader, but I will =definitely need a way for users to be able to save their forms with data =intact. Perhaps I could create a program that would rename the PDF file =name to a name supplied by the user for the name of the transaction. =For example, if the real estate agent was selling a house to "Jones", =he/she could name the transaction "Jones" and later retrieve all the =Jones forms. The program would rename the pdf files to include the name =Jones and then use this to retrieve those forms. Does anyone have any =recommendation of what program would be a good choice for this. Any =third party tools or kits that may be helpful to me?

Thanks again for the help.
Steve Smith

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