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I have a form rendered in Workspace that has the comments Note Tool grayed out. We have an XDP that is rendered in Workspace. When I create a PDF, same thing happens. The same mortgage application PDF that ships with workspace works just fine. What am I doing wrong that the commenting tool is disabled?



Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Hi Paul,

We're building the forms (xdp) in LC Designer ES 8.2. I tried first inside Workspace and it was disabled. I then tried in Acrobat 7 (full version) and it was disabled there too. Again, the sample mortgage application works fine in both workspace and in Acrobat.

Thanks!

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is it a form that you are using? Do you have fields on the form? How many?

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Hi Paul,

Yes, it is a form. There are fields on the form. There are 16 fields on the form. We also added the "Process fields" to the form to workspace enable the form.

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Is the form being rendered as a dynamic form or a static form? Is this part of a shared revue or are you simply adding comments to a form in workspace?

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Hey Paul,

As an xdp rendered in WorkSpace, I believe it is a dynamic form. But even when we save it as a static form through designer, it does not work. It's not part of a shared revue. It is simply the adding of comments to a form in workspace (or even in acrobat). I can hit the commenting button, but the "note tool" is grayed out or disabled.

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Can you try rendering it as a static form ....just to test. In the renderer yuo will have to set render at client to False

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Paul, that worked! Thank you so much for your help.



Any idea on how we can pull the comments out of the form into process variables in Workspace? :-)

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That is not so easy .....you will have to submit the entire PDF (the comments are in a comments layer). Then use Assembler to extract the comments. Then assign each comment to a process variable (it will have to be a listof strings var as you cannot create vars on the fly).

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Thanks Paul! I'll do some digging about Assembler. Thanks again for your help!