Pdf form


#1

I would like to use pdf forms on a site for a client. I know how to set them up to work the way I like in Acrobat. However I am fuzzy on how to get the completed form (filled out by a customer on-line or off-line) emailed/submitted safely back to my client. The form will contain credit card details so needs to be sent via secure channels.

I would like the returned form to be received as a pdf too if possible. Has anyone got experience with making this work? Would appreciate any help.

Many Thanks


#2

There are free libraries for creating PDF files for Perl and PHP. I’m learning how to use them now myself in fact. But I don’t know of any that allow you to make a fill-out form or add security measures. But once you have the form data submitted you can use them to create a PDF from it, and can use GPG to encrypt the results.

Do you have a secure site setup already?

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#3

I haven’t set up the secure site yet but dreamhost does provide ssl so I am assuming that that part shouldn’t be a problem.

Adobe acrobat works real good for creating the fill-out forms and it lets you add a submit button but the submitted form needs to be “treated” on the server by some sort of script and then the result should be emailed and/or submitted to a database.

I will research this further. Let me know if you figure something out. Thanks


#4

Well as for as generating PDF documents there is TCPDF

I’ve only got it on my local machine so far. Haven’t figured out if a custom PHP will be needed for encryption/signing yet.

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