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Topic: Re: Server Restrictions for Adobe Porducts??
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58483
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:32 PM

Tiffany,

the save icon you see when you run Acrobat (Reader) under a web
browser does not really save the document, but it makes sure that it
gets downloaded from the server in its integrity. This is not a
saving action because if you do that with a form, you will get the
empty form, but nothing you filled in.

In other words, this button is essentially the same as right-clicking
on the link to the PDF document.

In addition to Jenny's remarks, keep in mind that you can use PDF
documents in a server environment, but you can not use applications.
Applications must be installed locally (kind of a grey zone is
Distiller where the watched folder is shared; in this case, there
must be a licence for Distiller for every user sending PS files to
that folder).

BTW, the forum/mailing list does automatically discard attached files
(fortunately so, keep in mind that there are not that many people
around having a fast internet connection, and that many of us have to
pay for every minute connected to the internet).

Hope, this can help.


Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37
e-mail: mailto:max@prodok.com
http://www.prodok.com



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>OH Jenny! that did help! Thanks for understanding why I am finding
>it confusing, and very frustrating. I am having a hard time telling
>the client why something I claimed I did before -form fields and
>dynamic data at another client - I submitted FDFs to the server for
>processing). But they want it done backwards here, and I did not
>know it was not allowed on a network server until I had come up with
>the solution!
>
>Can't the Acrobat Browser Plugin save PDFs? Like if I open a PDF
>from a web page, there is a save button on the tool bar.. I suppose
>using this is a no no?
>I have tested it, and it works...it saves the date...
>oh please say I can do this! We have already nixed getting the data
>from an FDF into the pdf, so all I need now is to be able to save
>the date....
>(see my attached file)
>If you make a web page and link to it, and open it by clicking the
>link, the plugin opens, and has a save button....


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