thanks to all who answered my question yesterday about preserving the values in form fields so individuals don't have to re-enter information when they go back to a form...i got it to work in ASP, but it turns out that my problem is with Acrobat. has anyone ever built a PDF from an HTML form, then made a button on the PDF that allowed the user to go back to the original form and change information? my variables are all being passed, but Acrobat is doing wierd things - its creating a temp file and going to it, and its not completely rendering the page.