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Saving Fillable Form as non-fillable PDF

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I need some help with LiveCycle.



I've created a form that will be sent to several people to fill out. Once they fill it out, they will need to save the form as a non-fillable file (normal PDF?) and send on to others to be read-only. The form will not come back to me.



I cannot figure out how to enable the form to be saved as a normal, non-changeable PDF.



Also, the only option seems to be that the form is returned to me. I don't want that, either.



Thank you!

Tricia
1 Reply
Niall_O_Donovan
Level 10
Level 10

Hi,

I am afraid that you can't any more. This is mainly due to changes that Apple made (as far as I can remember).

Basically in Acrobat for Mac OR Reader for Mac, you cannot Print to PDF.

I did try a workaround a year ago of Saving the form as a Postscript file and then creating the PDF from that. However the problem is that this approach does not honour presence set to "visible (screen only)", so buttons are visible on the PDF version.

Hope that helps,

Niall

y_mamBo
Level 1
Level 1

It helps MUCH!

Thank you so much...

I have a PC, so i guess i'll just have to send it to my PC and from there

print to pdf... a pain... but looks like the only solution...

Thanks once again.

Yance

Jvt-S16J6u
Level 1
Level 1

Hi Paul,

Could you please send the sript to me as well.

my email:  sonvtran@yahoo.com

Thank you in advance

BeCass
Level 1
Level 1

Does anyone have this script they can send me?

It would be greatly appreciated.

Please send to

bcassar@usnonwovens.com

Thank You.

Niall_O_Donovan
Level 10
Level 10

Hi, a version of the solution is available here: http://assure.ly/yDtfsM

Please review the thread as well, as there is plenty of discussion on how to implement this.

Hope that helps,

Niall

InspiredInstinc
Level 1
Level 1

Hi Paul,

Could you please email me the code and simple instructions please?

[email removed]

Thank you!!