[Scribus] Using PDF Forms
Mon Feb 19 10:47:22 CET 2007
On Monday 19 February 2007, Roger wrote:
> Questions if I may please.
> I am reading the docos on creating PDF forms.
> I think it may work as a way of obtaining information for a
> calendar of events for a year or two at a time.
> I am and puzzled as to how the system works to provide information
> exchange. ---===---
> When a recipient of a form wants to complete entries into fields,
> where does that info get saved.
> Within the pdf or elsewhere ?
It is saved in memory within Acro Reader. IIRC Acro 7 saves to a temp
file on disk.
> When they return a completed pdf form to me do I get the data
> within the fields or elsewhere.
You get the data from the fields.
> Can anyone on a computer with a pdf reader fill in a pdf form.
Yep, that's the idea: platform neutral - as long as they have Acro
> Do they have to have the latest pdf reader, the few that will send
> me the info won't bother to update to the latest adobe pdf reader
> just for this when they are happy with the status quo.
Unless you use Acro 7 specific features no. I would recommend a
minimum of V 5.0 though.
> How do they save the info, is it just <crtl s>.
They do not 'save' it, they submit via email or php to a webserver.
> Is it sent back as the original pdf or does it get renamed to show
> it contains info in the fields.
Neither. The form data is sent as plain text eg:
Name: Joe Sample (for example)
> basic. ---===---
in the PDF reference docs.
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