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Email a PDF interactive form using 'submit form' button and including field data in the subject line

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I'm building an interactive PDF form and using Submit Form button to email the form back to the HR dept and want to gather field data for the subject line. 

something like, mailto:noname@nada.org?subject="+Form.field.EmpName

This is not working. 

Any advice?

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Email a PDF interactive form using 'submit form' button and including field data in the subject line

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I'm building an interactive PDF form and using Submit Form button to email the form back to the HR dept and want to gather field data for the subject line. 

something like, mailto:noname@nada.org?subject="+Form.field.EmpName

This is not working. 

Any advice?

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This is really an Acrobat problem, not an InDesign issue. You should ask in the Acrobat forums.

I did find this: See if this article and the other one it references help:

https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/dynamically-setting-submit-e-mail-address/

Form Submit/Email demystified

 

 

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Thank you Steve, but you must have misunderstood my question or you did not read the article you suggested. 

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https://administrator.de/forum/pdf-formular-email-senden-individuellem-betreff-241270.html

Ist auf Deutsch, aber schaue mal in die Variablen 

Viele Grüße
Mario

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Hi dinoprice,

Steve is correct, this is not a InDesign issue......

 

You should be setting up the email action in Acrobat for the submit button to send email.

In Acrobat go to the submit button properties, select and Add the action "Run a JavaScript. Then you need to hit the edit button and paste in the below code and make the necessary edits.

 

Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 11.08.43 PM.png

 

 

var Employee = getField("EmpName").value

var date = new Date();

this.mailDoc({

cTo: "emailAddressGoesHere@ACME.com",

cCc: "",

cSubject: Employee + date,

cMsg: "Email Body Message if any"

});

 

 

Regards,

Mike

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Thank you Mike, that worked. 

So there is no way to insert Document Level Scripting using InDesign?

again, thank you for your kind response. 

Dino

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Placing a button with a "Submit" action is an outdated process.
Just open your form with Acrobat Pro, open the "Prepare form" pane tools, and click "Distribute" (by email).

Then you will be able to manage recipients (responded and not) using the Tracker, and to store their answers in the automatically created "_responses" PDF portfolio.

 

Acrobat_tracker02bis.png

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Thank you JR, I'll try the Tracker.

Just for clarity, I understand that by using the Tracker I will be distributing the form from my computer, thus collecting the responses? I think the Tracker is a time saver, but I don't want to retain HR records on my computer. Is there a way to move the Tracker to someone else's computer?

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The Tracker is just for managing responded and not responded. It can be moved from a computer to another, it is indicated how to do it in the forum of Acrobat but it is neither easy nor useful.

 

Responses/records are collected in the "_responses" portfolio file, that can be moved, copied, etc. as any PDF file.

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