I like the pDF version. You should totally make it interactive add add fields in all the boxes that auto calculate up like the one I'm doing. I like the look of yours a lot, but would love to have it be data entry-able.;)
PDFs are better because less chance messing up the non-editable cells like in excel.
PDFs are better because less chance messing up the non-editable cells like in excel. Also, not everyone has excel. Also the excel spreadsheets have problem uploading to google's online spreadsheet program.
It would be cool if it was downloaded without having to register at another website.
BTW, thanks for all the work that everyone is doing to automate the character sheet process.
TheAgencyStar PDF character sheet says that I can't save the data in the pdf,I can only print it.
Oh and this link is being added to the GD fan sheets section....
You may aslo try Neceros Character Sheet.
I started last week my own but as a PC program. Using C# for data entry and Crystal Report for the output in either Word,Excel or PDF. Pretty sure mine will come out before the D&D insider character builder :D. Tonight Stat block.
Reader probably won't allow the save.
You need a full version of Acrobat.....
After a form is filled in, Acrobat users can save a copy of the completed form, showing all the information they typed. Whether or not Adobe Reader users can save a copy of a completed form depends on the usage rights set up by the person who created that form.
I actually quite like that one, I may print it out if our groups moves up.
Well...let me chime in on this FREE character sheet and what Adobe products can do and what it takes to do this. I use Adobe 7.0 profesional because that's what I bought for $ 450.00. Adobe 8.0 Professional and 9.0 Professional (which was just released today) have the capability of letting users of Adobe Reader 8.0 and higher to fill and save PDF forms locally for offline use. Hence the rub to buy a newer version of Adobe Professional for $450.00 or upgrade for $150.00 Well I can't deem it worth the overhead to do this for one character sheet, sorry. The other way to have older versions of Adobe Professional let users of Adobe Reader the ability to fill in and save PDF forms is to buy the LiveCycle ES System which goes on your server and lets users do this in your company. It only starts at $10,000.00 -$50,000.00 dollars and I don't think I will be doing that anytime either.
I hope this clears up any confussion on what it takes to ceate a document and let others use to the best of their ability.
If reader wont allow the save, then what does? I dont really want to type everything in each time I have to update my character.
Can the PDF be changed to allow to save?
Or do what I'm doing. Build a windows app in C# using Windows Forms and XML for your data files. I've got the interface done, and most stat calculations that don't involve feats, skills, abilities, rituals, etc. I'm thinking of releasing a usable version in the next day or two.
Well...let me chime in on this FREE character sheet and what Adobe products can do and what it takes to do this. I use Adobe 7.0 profesional because that's what I bought for $ 450.00.
I've updated my digital character sheet, imaginatively titled Character Sheet, to version 0.6. Check the sig for the link.