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LiveCycle: Link or Button to Open Attachment?


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I have been researching this for a few days now, and still have not found a viable solution.

I need to attach a PDF of "Help Tips" to a form I created in LiveCycle. Then, I want to add a button or link for the user to click that will open the "Help Tips" attachment.

I have done this many times in Acrobat Pro, and while I can still add an attachment in Acrobat, I can no longer add a button to open it because the form has been created in LiveCycle.

Someone had asked a similar question here, but I still have not been able to find a working solution to this.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Best Regards,


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Level 8

As per what Bruce said in that thread, use the following in the click event of your button:{ cName: "Tips.pdf", nLaunch: 2 });

where "Tips.pdf" is the file name of your PDF attachment.



Level 2

Thanks for your response!  I guess I just needed a bit of clarification on Bruce's script!

(For others in case they find this thread:)

- In LiveCycle, add script to the click event of the button:{ cName: "Tips.pdf", nLaunch: 2 });

- Open document in Acrobat Pro and attach "Tips.pdf".

Awesome, thanks for clearing that up for me!! It works like a charm!!