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Embedding Editable pdf into crystal reports for vs2010

I need to insert an editable text field into a report.

I figured the easiest way to do this would be to create a pdf that contains the editable text field that I need. Then embed this into the relevant group section of my report.

The trouble is that I cannot seem to embed the pdf so that it is still interactive. It just seems to default to a static copy.

I specifically need to embed the document I do not want to link it.

Please help!!

I am running Adobe Acrobat Pro X (10.1.12)

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    Posted on Dec 08, 2014 at 09:08 PM

    Hi Shanti,

    Not possible. Once the image or PDF is in CRD it becomes static. Only interactive UI parts are parameters and only when refreshing.

    Only way I can think is to make the PDF interactive outside of CR and then when complete then you can embed it into the report.


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    • Former Member Don Williams

      Thanks Don,

      However I do not want to create a link to a document on the HD for the following reasons:

      • it is not the intention that the users should update and store this info.
      • the annotation will likely differ for each detail item, and we do not know until execution how many will be required. Thus linking to a pdf on the HD that would be updated for each item, does not make sense.

      I have placed the idea in the Idea Place as you suggested.

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