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Title: Flatten and Email
Post by: dspignatari on November 28, 2011, 09:35:53 pm
Hello,

If anyone has any part of this info for me I would greatly appreciate it.  I need my pdf form to flatten and email itself by using a button.  I assumed a script would be the best way to go about this.

I would like to be able to enter multiple emails(possibly selected from a field box within pdf), subject and body.

Right now I'm using Mailto: and it is not working for me.  It mails me an empty fdf and I need it to mail me a flattened pdf.

If anyone can solve even one of my problems I would greatly apreciate it!

Thank you
Title: Re: Flatten and Email
Post by: Nermander on November 29, 2011, 08:46:28 am
I don't think it is possible.

Saving the filled in PDF form can not be done from inside the PDF. Even saving a filled in PDF form is impossible if the form has not been created with Adobes program (it has to be signed with a specific key to allow saving).

The workaround recommended is to use a PDF Printer to print the filled in form to a new PDF.
Title: Re: Flatten and Email
Post by: dspignatari on November 29, 2011, 04:43:59 pm
Thanks.  I'll have to figure something out.  I made a submit form button to email it and I selected to email as pdf.  But scribus will only email it as an fdf, ugh.
Title: Re: Flatten and Email
Post by: Nermander on November 30, 2011, 11:37:36 am
Scribus doesn't email the form, the PDF viewer does. And as far as I understand a viewer won't allow saving as a PDF (and that would include e-mailing it) if the form is not signed with Adobes key.