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How to I allow my customers to save / email a PDF form?
Posted by Chris Truxaw, Last modified by Chris (Staff) on 27 May 2015 05:38 PM

Frustratingly, many PDF viewers (including most versions of Adobe Reader) will only allow PDF forms to be viewed and printed. Saving and editing of PDF forms typically requires each user to upgrade to a more powerful product, often costing hundreds of dollars (such as Adobe Acrobat). These products can cost as much as $400 (or more) per user! For most companies, asking all clients to foot the bill for this upgrade is out of the question.

PDFescape offers a cost effective, easy to implement solution, PDF file publishing:

PDFescape Publishing is included with our PDFescape Ultimate membership:

Once uploaded and published, you will be given a number of customization options, one of which will allow for you to have all submitted forms emailed directly to you (without your customers needing to download the form, save it, and then email it themselves). PDF files published to PDFescape can be easily linked to from any website, email, blog, Twitter, or other online account.

PDFescape is cross platform, meaning that your customers with Windows, Mac OS X, and even many Linux distributions will all be able to fill out the form in their default browsers without needing to worry about if the right software for their operating system is available and compatible. Submitting the form to you via email is as easy as clicking a button.

Pricing information for PDFescape publishing can be found at:

Comments (6)
Sheila M
03 October 2012 10:15 AM
Is it possible to allow others to save information put into an fill-able text box without needing to submit it? I have many different branches that all need to fill out the same form as a resource, and pass it on to others, but I do not need it to be submitted back. Does that make sense?

So basically, is there a way to enable "save" on documents without publishing them?

Thanks for your help!
Lisa M
31 July 2013 08:52 AM
Is there a way to make the submit function allow the user to change the name of the PDF when submitting? I use the publish pdf to put my entry form on my website so that people can pre-enter for our horse shows. The returns come back with the same name so I have to download and save them with the RiderHorseDate as the name. is there a work around for this?
Red Software
31 July 2013 10:06 AM
Hi Lisa

Sorry, but we do not provide such a feature at this time.
Hartley Ward
17 March 2014 08:50 AM
When I select to encrypt a file what does this mean in practice? Is it the case that the file is saved to your servers in an encrypted format or is it the case that a file is only accessible to view or edit once the appropriate password has been entered. I am concerned that I have been able to exit the software and log back into PDFescape and then continue to work on a file without being asked for a password . H.Hard
20 January 2015 11:58 AM
once i make changes to a doc, I try to save it and the doc comes up blank, is there a way to save it changed and email?
Girish Nair
29 July 2015 03:03 AM
Hi. Excellent stuff. Hats off to you guys.
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