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Using a Form as a template to not be submitted or a discussion

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Apr 10, 2024 Apr 10, 2024

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I have created a form that I want to be used every day as a timesheet as such. We are moving to a management system but this is a interim measure.

 

The form I have created only allows the form to be shared, and then responses submitted. I want this form to be a general form/template and then screenshot/attached and sent as an email. The same template to be completed daily, and sent. 

 

How can I move this from being a single shared form, to then have the responses submitted and then shared/discussed?


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Apr 10, 2024 Apr 10, 2024

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Explain what you mean by "shared/discussed"

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Apr 17, 2024 Apr 17, 2024

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Hi, I've attached a screenshot. Its a form that Is submitted and the replies get published back. I just want a template that can be used multiple times. Obviously there is a setting I have missed.

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Apr 17, 2024 Apr 17, 2024

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Why can't you use the form multiple times? Perhaps you need a reset button?

Just reset the form to clear out the form fields and viola, its like new. 

 

If you want help on a specific issue, then details are important. PDF forms can be setup and used in many different ways, from custom/3rd party frameworks to web servics outside of Acrobat, to Adobe services built-in to Acrobat . Explain in detail exactly what you've done, and how you want the workflow to work. For example, is the form a regurlar PDF with form fields? is it a sign form? web form? has it been put throught the Adobe Form Distribution tools? 

 

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Apr 17, 2024 Apr 17, 2024

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Ok. Thanks.
Once submitted, the form can't be re-used as it has to be shared via email etc.

Maybe I have set this up the wrong way. It may be out of my league and I have to find someone to pay to set this up for me. I just want a basic editable form that can be saved to a desk top and filled in daily.  The daily template doesn't even need to be saved, the changes can just be screen shot and emailed as a picture, and the initial form just revert back to blank etc.

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Apr 17, 2024 Apr 17, 2024

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Can you post the form you are currently using? 

Why can't the users save the form to their local file system and re-use it? Sharing the form by email has no relevance to re-using the form. And why would you take a screenshot of the form when it can simply be emailed after it is filled? You haven't explained any of this. Please provide details. 

Or contact me if you are interested in private consulting on the form workflow. 

 

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Apr 18, 2024 Apr 18, 2024

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Hi, As soon as I have the form saved as PDF the editable options are removed when re-opened. This form is to be completed from a phone, generally iphone. This is an interim measure only 2-3 months until a management system is up and running. How do I contact you directly?

 

Forms are attached

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Apr 18, 2024 Apr 18, 2024

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This form was setup for the Acrobat Form Distribution workflow.  That is why when opened in Acrobat Reader it behaves as it does. Add a submit button to the "trial excel.pdf" to email it back to you, send it to the users,  and they will be able to re-use it.  

 

You can send me a message through this forum. 

 

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