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How to Submit Entire PDF by Email using PDFill PDF Form Maker

You can export the entire completed PDF Document that you have just filled.  Although this creates a much larger file than the FDF option, it is useful for printing directly.

Please make sure that both you and your client has the free Adobe Reader XI before you read the following steps:

Here are 7 steps on How to Submit Entire PDF by Email using PDFill PDF Form Maker:

Step 1: Read your PDF into PDFill PDF Editor

Step 2: Add New PDF Form Fields

Step 3: Add a Push Button Form Field with Email Submit 

Step 3.1: Create a Push Button Form Field

Step 3.2: Select "Actions" Tab and Add a new Action

Step 3.3: Select "Submit a Form" Action, "Mouse Up" Trigger and "Email Entire PDF"

Step 4: Save all Editing into a new PDF with Email Submit Button 

Step 5: Distribute your new PDF Form

Step 6: Your Client clicks "Submit Button" to Submit by Email Application or Webmail 

Step 7: Process PDF on the Receiver's Side


Step 1: Read your PDF into PDFill PDF Editor

  • click the icon of "PDFill PDF Editor" from your desktop to start PDFill PDF Editor. You will see a screen like this:

  • To open a PDF file, select Menu File > New Project to Open PDF. Or, click  from Toolbar. Then, a File Selection Dialog comes up.  Select your PDF file. Please wait a few second until all PDF pages are read into PDFill.

Step 2: Add New PDF Form Fields

You should now see your beautifully designed PDF opened inside PDFill PDF Editor with a Forms Toolbar that looks alike the following images:

This toolbar is where you provide interactivity to your static PDF. To create a form field, just click one of  the Form Field Tool. Select the type you desire it to be: Text, Check Box, Radio Button, Combo Box, List Box, and Push Button.

See details in How to Convert an Adobe PDF to a Fillable and Savable Form by PDFill PDF Form Maker


Step 3: Add a Push Button Form Field with Email Submit

Step 3.1: Create a new Push Button Form Field

  • First, click Push Button Tool in the Forms Toolbar.
  • Then, hold Left mouse button to create a form field of the required size.
  • Finally, the new form field properties dialog comes up to set the new form field's properties.

Step 3.2: Select "Actions" Tab and Add a new Action

From New Push Button Field properties, click the Actions Tab and then click the Add Button.

 

Step 3.3: Select "Submit a Form" Action, "Mouse Up" Trigger and "Email Entire PDF"

  • Select an Action: "Submit a Form"
  • Select a Trigger: "Mouse Up".  "Mouse Up" is the preferred trigger type for Push Button Form Field.
  • Select "Email Entire PDF"
  • Enter the "Email To", "Email CC", "Email BCC", "Email Title", "Email Body".


Step 4: Save all Editing into a new PDF with Email Submit Button

The "Save PDF Options" Dialog will come up. All the PDF Editing will be saved directly into the original PDF with options: Output Options, Description, Encrypt/Decrypt, Initial View, and Presentation Effect. You can click each Tab to see the content.

If you just begin to use PDFill PDF Editor, use the default options and click "Save PDF as ...".

Please don't put space inside the PDF file name. Adobe Reader will have problem to email the entire PDF.

  • You must save editing into a project file (PFL) so that you can resume editing later.
    To save this project, select Menu File > Save Project or click
    from Toolbar. 
     

Step 5: Distribute your new PDF Form

The final PDF with Email Submit Button is Fillable and Savable with Adobe Reader XI. You have two options:

  • Put your PDF Form under a website and email your clients the link.
  • Email the entire PDF Form to your clients.


Step 6: Your Client clicks "Submit Button" to Submit by Email Application or Webmail

You client must have Adobe Reader XI or later installed. If he has problem to submit, please uninstall all the versions of Adobe Reader from Control Panel, then install the latest Adobe Reader.

You can configure the Email Account from Adobe Reader => Preferences => Email Accounts => Add Account.

Your client can view your PDF Form inside IE browser directly, or download it to a local folder from his Email account and then open it by Adobe Reader. Then, he clicks the "Email Entire PDF" inside Adobe Reader. He will see this "Send Email" dialog.

 

If he selects "Default Email Application", he should see the email window like this:

If he selects "Use Webmail", and select "Add Gmail", he should see a window like this:

Enter the gmail account name and then password, the Gmail will be launched with receiver's email, subject and PDF attachments.


Step 7: Process PDF Data on the Receiver's  Side

After you receive the email with the entire filled PDF document from your client, save that PDF into a folder for your client. You may have to rename that PDF using your client name. You can print the PDF form filled by your client in any time.

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