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Submit a PDF form to a local server - Adobe Acrobat Macintosh

I've created a simple PDF form using Acrobat 8 Pro on a Mac, and I'm not sure if what I want to do with it is possible. I want to have the PDF form sitting on our local file sharing server and have employees grab the PDF form and fill it out, and when they hit the SUBMIT button have an FDF file saved to a folder on the same server. When I choose "submit a form" while trying to format the SUBMIT button, it wants a URL to send it to. Is there a way to tell it to ...

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    Default Submit a PDF form to a local server

    I've created a simple PDF form using Acrobat 8 Pro on a Mac, and I'm not sure if what I want to do with it is possible. I want to have the PDF form sitting on our local file sharing server and have employees grab the PDF form and fill it out, and when they hit the SUBMIT button have an FDF file saved to a folder on the same server.

    When I choose "submit a form" while trying to format the SUBMIT button, it wants a URL to send it to. Is there a way to tell it to save to a certain location on a local server?

    I may be way out of my league here so I'd appreciate any help.

    Thank You
    Jesse_Feigum@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Submit a PDF form to a local server

    A submit URL for a server is an http or https URL of a web server.
    Your intranet server can have a script that receives and saves the
    data, but you cannot have a submit=save button.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Submit a PDF form to a local server

    Thanks for the response. Maybe save was the wrong word to use. From what I can tell, most online pdf forms send the fdf file as an email attachment when submitted, and what I want it to do is to dump that fdf file into a folder on our local server instead of emailing it. Is this possible?
    JFShorty Guest

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    Default Re: Submit a PDF form to a local server

    What version of Acrobat will your users be using? Reader?

    George
    George_Johnson@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Submit a PDF form to a local server

    Everyone using this form will have Acrobat Pro on a Mac.
    JFShorty Guest

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    Default Re: Submit a PDF form to a local server

    What version of each (Acrobat/Reader 6, 7, 8, 9 or whatever)
    pjonesCET@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Submit a PDF form to a local server

    Sorry. Acrobat 8 Pro.
    JFShorty Guest

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    Default Re: Submit a PDF form to a local server

    Acrobat Pro allows users to export the form data a number of different ways. For example, in Acrobat 7, use the menu item "Advanced > Forms > Export Data from Form...". There are also various JavaScript methods that allow one to export a data file (e.g., exportAsFDF).

    George
    George_Johnson@adobeforums.com Guest

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