(Previous discussion continued)
Re: Adobe Acrobat ERA-type question Rosemary Ruff 20 Mar 1998 19:59 EST

Re: Adobe Acrobat ERA-type question Rosemary Ruff 20 Mar 1998 19:59 EST

Winnie -

Yes, you can complete an Adobe Acrobat file that you receive by download,
email attachment (provided of course you can detach and translate it), or
simply copied onto a diskette.  It's no different than being able to open
and modify a Word, WordPerfect, or Excel file that someone else has
created.  If you have compatible versions of software, you should be able
to manipulate the file as long as it isn't protected by the author.

Rosemary

On Fri, 20 Mar 1998, Wilma G. Ennenga wrote:

> Gleen,
>
> I'm also interested in this issue. Can an Adobe Acrobat file created by
> someone else be modified without access to their ORIGINAL file?
>
> Winnie
>
>
> At 07:27 PM 3/19/1998 -0600, you wrote:
> >Glenn -
> >
> >Most of those forms can be made into interactive forms (which can be
> >completed with nothing more than the Acrobat Reader, the free software).
> >To do this you need Acrobat Exchange which has several tools, including
> >form fields which can be inserted and customized for various options,
> >e.g., font, number of characters, etc.  You can also use Exchange to
> >create forms which launch other applications, for instance, if the
> >indirect costs are limited or there is required cost share, you can launch
> >Excel from inside the Acrobat form and complete calculations on
> >underrecovery and total cost share.  Exchange can do many more things
> >which are quite useful (direct web link, launch an email message, ...).  I
> >urge you to check out the full Acrobat package which includes the Reader
> >(free portion), Acrobat Exchange, and Acrobat Distiller (postscript
> >handler).  If you have specific questions, contact me directly at my
> >personal email address.  I may be able to give you some assistance.
> >
> >Rosemary
> >
> >On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Glenn Krell wrote:
> >
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> Here is a general interest ERA (electronic research administration)
> >> question.  One facet of ERA is that many of us download various agency
> >> forms from the web using Adobe Acrobat.
> >>
> >> Has anyone had any success making those pdf (portable document format)
> >> forms into "interactive" forms using Acrobat 3.01?  Note that that is the
> >> software you pay for, as opposed to the free software available at
> >> http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html  for reading and
> >> printing pdf files from websites (quite useful by the way).
> >>
> >> The problem we are having is: we download and print these agency pdf forms,
> >> and then have to use a typewriter to fill them out.  Has anyone made
> >> progress in this area? or is there a better method for doing this?
> >>
> >> Many thanks in advance!
> >> - Glenn Krell
> >>
> >
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> >
> >
> Wilma G. Ennenga
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> Office of Grant and Contract Services
> Northern Arizona University
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>
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>

____________________________________________________________________________
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Rosemary H. Ruff                   VOICE: 334-844-4438
Assistant Director                 FAX:   334-844-5953
Contracts & Grants Administration  EMAIL: xxxxxx@mail.auburn.edu
Auburn University, AL 36849-5131
Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus et
fructuosis potiri potes!