1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Development Edit networked forms on tablets & save them back to the network

Discussion in 'Software' started by Shirty, 27 Jan 2015.

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,485
    Likes Received:
    1,701
    One of the things my company does is to produce gifts made up of multiple components, and in order to achieve this the packing team use what we refer to as 'production books'. These are printed an bound, and contain all the info you need in order to create X number of said gifts.

    I have been tasked with investigating making these electronic, so that they can be annotated and edited on iPads (or other mobile devices).

    My initial thought was that we should convert them to PDF forms, which is straightforward enough. What I don't know much about is how we would store them on the network, access them wirelessly for editing (only ever on one device at a time), and then save the annotated version back to the network. Some sort of mini cloud I suppose.

    Does anyone have any experience of this area that they would be willing to share?

    I can provide more detail if required. Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: 27 Jan 2015
  2. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

    Joined:
    28 May 2010
    Posts:
    5,607
    Likes Received:
    242
    Doesn't editing pdf's require full blown adobe acrobat?
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,485
    Likes Received:
    1,701
    I think if they are editable forms you can fill in the prescribed fields using Reader.

    I'm wondering whether OneNote might actually suit better, or even Word...

    I should add that I'm not limited to iPads, if a Windows or Android based tablet were more suitable then we could look at those instead. I've edited the title accordingly.
     
  4. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

    Joined:
    28 May 2010
    Posts:
    5,607
    Likes Received:
    242
    what is your current microsoft setup?

    are you on Office 365?
     
  5. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

    Joined:
    4 May 2010
    Posts:
    3,476
    Likes Received:
    129
    The first thought I had was just use dropbox?
     
  6. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

    Joined:
    28 May 2010
    Posts:
    5,607
    Likes Received:
    242
    Depends sometimes dropbox doesn't work as all the Data is held in the USA. I mean, for me and you that's fine but I can't use it for some of my clients due to data storage policies etc.
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    4,699
    Likes Received:
    172
    if you can get it, InfoPath is ideal for this it comes in 2 parts InfoPath designer and InfoPath filler
     

Share This Page