> I just made a simple timesheet as a form with Acrobat 5. Something
> staff could fill out on a home computer and send as an email attachment.
> Is there anyway for people to use this without having the full Acrobat?
Yes. You must add actions to the form that are supported by Acrobat reader
in order for users with Reader to be able to submit form data.
Quote:> The reader will not save changes typed into it. Limits the use of a pdf
> to those with full Acrobat, unless I'm missing something.
Reader supports "submit" actions that can send form data in FDF or HTML
(url-encoded) format to a server-side script (that you must provide).
Both Reader and the full distribution of Acrobat support the above type of
"submit" actions. In addition, they are both capable of a "submit" action
with a "Mailto:" URL, although this approach is known to be unreliable, for
reasons that have been discussed at length in this newsgroup.
If you can provide access to Perl or Php, operating on a CGI-server, you're
almost there. The required web server capability need not be provided by a
remote ISP, as the web server can even be operating on the client computer.
Google is your friend, especially Google Groups, for finding the newsgroup
discussions on this subject. You can find an example of a way to do this on
http://segraves.tripod.com. Click on the link "Segraves (Sample) Form
Filler" and submit a sample HTML or PDF form to see how it works.