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Greetings from sunny TexasI need to take a very very long form and be able to go and come back to it with the information posted there remaining there until erased.http://www.yesforfamilies.info/chol/cottage9/index.htmAbove url is the form front and back and as you can see I post information on Monday and it needs to remain until Sunday and then I need to be able to print itHow do I do this in html? Or can it even be doneThanksRichard :)

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Paim, salutationsyou saidIf you're doing what I think you are..which I doubt, :) is to get people to fill it in then you can print it off?If so, PHP will be your friend.Thanks I was thinking perl or cgi since I can see this done with calanders/ either way I am going to have to learn it.We need to have the houseparents fill out the form on line on a daily basis so our office can see what problems if any we are facing. Then each week other staff need to be able to download this and even be able to print it. It also needs to be so that "others" with a need to know can also access the data.Either way, working with a form of this size is going to be a pain.AGain thanks :)

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While you having fun complicating things, you could use javascript to have each field onblur write a cookie which could be read and populated back into the field whenever the page is loaded. You would then have control over how long that information was made available. Of course, this would require that people have javascript and cookies enabled.Complicate it even more by having one cookie store the data in an XML format . . . This sounds fun!!!:-)

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Skemcin, greetings,I fully realize that to you this sounds like fun and that one is unduly complicating things--but when you must start at ground zero--It is not quite the same.I do have a problem though with this particular approach--not everyone has cookies enabled. If I could find away around that then I am left with the same problem--learning a program in order to use it.If I am going to do that I can only choose one. Thanks though for your interestRichard :)

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Skemcin, greetings,I fully realize that to you this sounds like fun and that one is unduly complicating things--but when you must start at ground zero--It is not quite the same.I do have a problem though with this particular approach--not everyone has cookies enabled. If I could find away around that then I am left with the same problem--learning a program in order to use it.If I am going to do that I can only choose one. Thanks though for your interestRichard :)

Hi,I hear you 100%. I've been there before so I can relate to your situation. I was kinda being sarcastic about the "fun" in the matter - sorry to not have been able to articulate that. It seems to be very challenging task.I'm a little bit of an odd ball here, since I am a proponant of Cold Fusion over ASP and PHP. Normally, that would mean I would offer you a quick solution there - CF is easier to learn IMO. In any respect, since you mention cookies could be turned of for some of your visitors, then that leaves out client side data retention. So if you need to stay in HTML only, I am out of ideas - oh but there is flash - lol - I know another thing to learn.Sorry I haven't been able to help you further - I do hope you find a solution. Let me know if there is any other insight I might be able to provide. :)
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Skemcin, greetings,Right now I am looking at Adobe pdf version 7 and its form maker. But more than likely I am going to have to learn something but that is just the way life is at times.Richard :)

hmm haven't done this in a PDF - good luck. :)
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