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Crystal Reports to Create PDF Form Fields

Crystal Reports to Create PDF Form Fields

Crystal Reports to Create PDF Form Fields

I generate reports from a SQL Database using Crystal Reports.  I have automated the population of Data, Export to PDF and E-Mail delivery of the report.  Once the PDF is E-Mailed I would like the recipient to have the ability to type in certain areas of the document, save and send back.  Is there any way to set a field in Crystal that will become a PDF Form Field once it is exported?

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RE: Crystal Reports to Create PDF Form Fields

At least one of the 3rd-party Crystal Report Managers listed at http://www.kenhamady.com/bookmarks.htm provides exactly that type of functionality.  It can either populate form fields in a pdf document template (and save to a new pdf file before emailing it) or generate the form fields immediately after the export to pdf based on Crystal formulas acting as form field directives.

Note: to allow the user to save and email the form back to you, I recommend the free pdf Xchange Viewer tool.

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view, email, export, burst, distribute, and schedule Crystal Reports.

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