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Sep 03, 2008 at 07:06 PM

Is it possible for users to enter data on PDF forms?


I would like to use Crystal Reports to generate a PDF form with data from database; I am experienced with that.

Here's the question -- Many of the fields will be populated from my database, but I would like to leave some fields blank for the user to edit manually. (I do not expect these edits to update the database.) Is there a field or object I can insert to allow for these manual edits?

I have seen this feature at my own benefits website. I can click on the PDF and enter some values in blank fields. It gives me a warning that the changes will only be shown when I print, not when I save.

I have been unable to create this feature using Visual Studio 2005. Do I have to upgrade to 2008? Or do I have to upgrade my Crystal Report package in Visual Studio? Or is this feature not possible in Visual Studio?

Any thoughts are most welcome.

Edited by: John Miedema on Sep 3, 2008 9:07 PM