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I am looking for some solution for management of reports. Is it possible to create interactive PDF with functions like:

  • add images
  • add attachments like images, emails, files etc.
  • sending information to database like date.

The template file may be created in Adobe InDesign, but users have access only to Adobe Reader. Is it possible? Or what solution should I use? I need something to get me the possibility to create reports with text, images, date, attachments like emails, files etc.

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According to this document, Indesign cannot create PDFs with this functionality. Forms in Acrobat (see here) will let you add fields to a form that will allow the user to images and dates, but not arbitary files. These forms also have certain functionalaity for clicking a button to upload a PDF, as well as collecting responses from returned PDFs. It seems your use case requires a more advanced solution, such as a web-based solution such as Google Forms.

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