About the Forms service
The Forms service
lets you create interactive data capture client applications that validate,
process, transform, and deliver forms typically created in Designer.
Form authors can develop a single form design that the Forms service
renders in PDF, SWF, or HTML in various browser environments.
an end-user requests a form, a client application sends the request
to the Forms service, which returns the form in an appropriate format.
As soon as the Forms service receives a request, it merges data
with a form design and then delivers the form in the desired format.
The Form service output is an interactive form, typically a PDF
document. An interactive form enables users to fill in fields located
on the form.
Depending upon the type of client application,
you can write the form to a client web browser or save the form
as a PDF file. A web-based application can write the form to web
browser. A desktop application can save the form as a PDF file.
To demonstrate how to write out to a web browser and to a PDF file,
the quick starts located in the Rendering Forms section are
organized in the following manner: