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creating email buttons in acrobat pro 9 extended

by jeffk / June 7, 2012 4:57 PM PDT

Adobe Acrobat 9 pro extended
Adobe Reader x

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Not heard of Reader X before
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 8, 2012 10:33 PM PDT

so I looked it up.

I see it is"Now more secure with Protected Mode".

Would that have something to do with the problem?


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Re: Reader X
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 7:38 AM PDT

That's just Adobe's name for version 10 of their pdf reader. Shows they now Roman numerals (I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000).


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by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 7:46 AM PDT
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Re: email
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 9, 2012 7:39 AM PDT

What's the default email client on your system?


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by jeffk / June 12, 2012 2:48 AM PDT
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Since posting i've realised I'd misunderstood some terminology - I'd assumed 'mouse enter' meant clicking on a button (like using the enter key); I've now discovered it means moving the pointer over the button, so no wonder an email opened when the cursor moved over the button. It's 'mouse down' that means a click (

To set up a 'submit by email' function in acrobat 9 it's necessary to create the button, then set it up to 'Submit a form' NOT to 'Attach to Email' (even though that's what happens...go figure!?) then in the next dialogue box specify the 'mailto:....' address. it's also necessary to 'Extend features in Adobe Reader..' so that reader can save it before attaching to an email.

The 1st time you use the Email button in reader, a pop-up dialogue appears asking whether you use internet mail or system based (e.g. hotmail or outlook), if system based is chosen then a blank email opens with the pdf attached.

I still don't understand what's going on with the email function in Adobe LiveCycle. Actually, I'm not clear what the difference is between LiveCycle & Acrobat - I'm very new to this area & am learning by trial & error.....everything's done on a wing & a prayer (with a few curses thrown in too!)

Cheers anyway guys Happy

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