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While Reader cannot save a form file, it can be printed. My question is: Can I use a Javascript to dynamically name the print file when I "submit" the file to print?...

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    Default "Saving" forms to Distiller

    While Reader cannot save a form file, it can be printed. My question is:
    Can I use a Javascript to dynamically name the print file when I "submit" the file to print?
    GaryLWeimer@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: "Saving" forms to Distiller

    Don't think I follow. You mention having Reader, but if you have
    Distiller you have the full Acrobat (don't you?) and hence can save
    the form.

    But a direct answer: no, JavaScript cannot control print to file, or
    talk to the Distiller printer, or automate Distiller settings.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: "Saving" forms to Distiller

    Thanks. I guess I should have been more specific - I'm looking for a way for multiple users of Reader to submit forms to a Distiller box while dynamically naming the output PS file. I know this can be done in Acrobat 6.0, but haven't seen the ability with 5.0. The issue at hand is a static form, with the possibility of several users simultaneously filling/submitting. The goal is to prevent overwriting, and to provide a simple one-click method of forwarding the end result.
    GaryLWeimer@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: "Saving" forms to Distiller

    > I'm looking for a way for multiple users of Reader to submit forms to a Distiller box while dynamically naming the output PS file.

    I don't think I follow, but I feel this may be very important. What do
    you mean by a "Distiller box" - a separate computer which is running
    Distiller Server?

    And what do you mean, specifically by "submit" in this case?


    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: "Saving" forms to Distiller

    Sorry, bad choice of words on "submit". The form is static, and we don't need to save anything but the output (no field data sharing), so the process would be to click and forward the filled form down the pipe, presumably as a PS file in the manner that one would select to print the file. What we would want to do is eliminate the interface step where the user selects the printer, and names the file. We are reviewing the licensing we currently have for Distiller, but you are correct in the assumption of a Distiller Server.
    GaryLWeimer@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: "Saving" forms to Distiller

    Sorry, I can't think of a way to do this. Acrobat and Reader+Reader
    Extensions might allow you to directly flatten, then save the file
    without Distiller being involved.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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