Yes, currently two plug-ins add web functionality to Acrobat: Weblink and WebFill.
Weblink is a plug-in to Adobe Acrobat provided by Adobe. It works withNetscape 1.1 and upwards, and some other browsers. It allows a user todefine HTML-like links in PDF with Exchange. Weblink also works with theReader to allow a user to use predefined HTML-like links.
Acrobat, via Weblink, does not access the internet. When you click on anHTML link in a PDF file, Acrobat passes a request to your browser,asking it to follow the link. The link may be an HTML file, in whichcase the browser will display the file. On the other hand, the link maybe to another PDF file. In this case, the PDF file will be downloaded,then passed back to Acrobat to view (as described in section 6.2).
You can add two things to your weblink.ini file:
After you create a standard link, just select "World Wide Web" link action.
Select the File|Document Info|Base URL menu item, and enter the URL.
WebFill is a plug-in provided for free by VerTec Solutions. It allows auser to fill out HTML-like form field areas from within Acrobat Reader2.1. The field areas are built using Exchange and TranZform Definer.
Unlike Weblink, Acrobat via WebFill does access the internet. When auser clicks the Submit button, WebFill contacts the specified server andeither POSTs or GETs the information from the field areas. If the response is in PDF, the file is rendered in Acrobat. If, however, the file is another MIME type, WebFill asks the user what to do with it. For instance, an HTML file would be passed to a browser helper for display. Additionally, WebFill handles multipart replies.
You need TranZform Definer available from VerTec Solutions, Inc. (See section 15.5)
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