Ted Padova, author of the Acrobat PDF Bible, provides a detailed (17 parts) step-by-step guide on creating and using Acrobat PDF Forms. Many of the resources and examples cited in his article are also available for download.
It's usually a good idea to initialize variables with sane values as soon as they are created (and sanity-check incoming argument values before using them). Intialize your form fields to rational values. Don't just leave them blank or zero. If you do, you don't know what kind of nonsense might happen.
Kas Thomas reflects on where he thinks Acrobat and PDF are headed, and on where they fit in the greater communications technology picture. Agree or disagree? Post your thoughts on the future of PDF in the Planet PDF Forum!
PDF forms are turning up at an increasing number of Web sites, but many represent the most basic conversion. Rather than allowing their forms to be filled in on line, many sites post static versions that must be
downloaded, printed and filled in by hand. If you own the full version of Adobe Acrobat, you may be able to add fill-in fields to some forms so they can at least be completed electronically.
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