How Workspace handles buttons in PDF forms
The Workspace Complete button allows users to submit PDF
Note: If you want the user submission data to include
the PDF, instead of only the XDP data, you need to use Reader Extensions
to provide the appropriate rights to the form.
Here is a summary of how Workspace handles buttons in a PDF form.
When a form design does not contain a submit button,
Workspace disables the Complete button, and users cannot submit
When a form design contains one submit button, Workspace
hides the submit button and enables the Workspace Complete button.
When a form design contains an indirect submit button, that
is, a regular button that points to a submit button using script,
Workspace hides the indirect submit button and enables the Workspace
Complete button. When a user clicks the Complete button, Workspace
executes the indirect submit button script, which in turn points
to the submit button that performs the form data submission. It
is assumed that the form author sets the submit button that performs
the form data submission to be hidden.
When a form design has multiple indirect submit buttons pointing
to one or more submit buttons, Workspace disables the Workspace
Complete button. The user must click the appropriate button on the
form to submit it. The user can still save a draft version of the
form or take the form offline.
Note: If clients
are using Adobe Reader 9.1 or later, a submit button is not required