I have a requirement where by I need to take an existing interactive pdf and convert it into a non-interactive pdf. I'm using LiveCycle Forms 7.2.
I know Forms can render both types of pdf's is it posible to render the form by value and not reference, what I mean is is it posisble to pass the existing pdf as a parameter in the renderForm() method and Form Server just creates a non-interactive version of the form?
If you have the XDP (Template) taht generated the Interactive PDF (From) what you can do is have the Interactive PDF post the XML Data to your application via submit button.
Then send that data along with the XDP (Template) bytes to Form Server with an option of PDF. That should render the PDF as read only. We do this for some applications at our enterprise.
From the Developer Guide:
You can render a form design that was created in LiveCycle Designer and saved as a PDF or an XDP file. Set
the renderForm methods sFormPreference parameter to one of the following values:
● PDFFormRenders the form as an interactive PDF document.
● PDFRenders the forms as a non-interactive PDF document.
● PDFMergeMerges data into a prerendered PDF form.