Adobe Barcodes Unify Paper, Digital Forms

News Factor is reporting that Adobe will be adding 2-d barcodes to its PDF software. Once distributed to customers or constituents via the Web, e-mail or CD-ROM, the forms can be completed on- or off-line using the widely distributed Adobe Reader. “As users fill in the form fields, the barcode automatically captures the data in real-time,” Baum said.
Once completed and printed by the user, forms can be sent by mail or fax. Upon receipt, organizations scan the barcode using a decode server to capture the form data and deliver it to a back-end system for processing.

What a perfect blend of paper documents joining digital document management.
The implications of this are limitless and will save a lot of data capture time. (full story)