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_Rosanne_Brackn

23-02-2009

I have a drop down list that is populated using an MS Access table. It works great in Pro, but even with usage rights extended in Reader, the list disappears when opened with Reader. What do I need to do to make it available to those using Reader?



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23-02-2009

How did you Reader Extend ....Acrobat?
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23-02-2009

I have tried both ways. First through LiveCycle, then by bringing it into Adobe Pro and Extending them...
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24-02-2009

You will have to do it in livecycle ...what rights did you give it?
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25-02-2009

In LiveCycle, it doesn't let me choose what rights to give it. (?) What it tells me it's going to give are:



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25-02-2009

Those are the rights that are set in Acrobat ...is that where you are setting it or are you using the LiveCycle Reader Extensions UI (going to a url and getting a screen where you can choose the rights to set)?
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25-02-2009

I'm not going to a url... This is the first time I've ever worked with LiveCycle so I'm not really familiar with how I should be doing this.
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25-02-2009

Ok sounds like you are extending the file using Acrobat. That does not turn on the ability to do database access on your form. The LiveCycle server Reader Extension product does that. You can get a trial version off of the developer site but remember that it is a server product....so unless you are familiar with server software you will probably struggle with the install.
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25-02-2009

OK, great... sigh..



Is there another way to import the list without using the Access database so that it will work in Reader?
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25-02-2009

Hard coding the values into the form.