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    Creating application forms

    Hi everyone,

    I am having real trouble with this - our old forms were shocking and couldn't be filled on a computer because they were essentially word documents with HUGE tables on them, made of tiny little cells etc - so we decided to re-do them as fillable pdf's.

    Now I am beginning to regret this idea, because it doesn't seem consistent.

    I created in Adobe acrobat X - and tested it could be filled in on foxit as well.

    But other people can't fill it in - some can, some can't.

    Tell me guys - is it worth bothering? It just seems so nice to have a well presented pdf form to be filled in, but I think it is the Emerald city I will never reach because there is no standardisation with pdf readers.

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    Have you looked at info path, can do computer filable forms, web base them and tie the output into a database, SharePoint or email.

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    Although PDFs are 'supposed' to be universal there are features in latter versions that don't exist in earlier versions. I suspect if using Adobe Reader 6, 7 or 8 this could explain why some users have problems.

    I seem to recall that in Adobe Acrobat Pro you can specify a minimum Adobe Reader version required. This would then notify the user to download a newer version (in theory of course)

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    Incredible - never heard of this but appear to have it installed so will give it a whirl - all excited now! Thanks a lot

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    Would google forms do what you want. Its free, very easy to use and anyone can access if needed.

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    Ok, I am half way through but a bit lost and unsure that I am doing this correctly. I have created a form - emailed it to myself at work and it is fine - fab!

    Emailed it to my hotmail address...not so fab.

    What am I doing wrong? I have sharepoint workspace 2010 - although to be honest, not the slightest clue what to do with it!



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