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Adobe Acrobat 8 in the Office by Donna L. Baker

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Chapter 10. Streamlining Form Development and Data Management

There are certain inescapable truths in our modern day existence, one being that we rarely go a day without interacting with a form in some way. From contest entries to employment applications, voter ballots to online stores, opportunities to fill in the blanks and “Choose either A or B” abound.

Acrobat 8 Professional offers some fascinating new ways of adding PDF-based forms to the mix. For the first time, enabling a document lets users working in Adobe Reader 7 or 8 save the form data—very handy when you are dealing with long and complicated forms.

In the forms creation realm, a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) feature analyzes a PDF file and places form fields based on its appearance. ...

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