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Create Livecycle form that can not be overwritten - (template)

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12-12-2011

I have forms saved in a central location (folder) on our company network. Is there a way to create a Livecycle form that has Reader extended features enabled and can act as a master template requiring the form to be saved to a different name when saved, protecting the template? (Like a Word .dot)

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Good morning,

You could set the file to be read-only via the file properties dialog provided by your operating system. This would disallow changes to be saved to the original.

I think that this may be your only option. I personally cannot think of any way to have a PDF govern itself in such a manner. If I'm not mistaken, even using pre-save logic in formcalc or javascript couldn't prevent a user from saving over the original. PDFs don't tend to let you interrupt a user who wishes to save/print/close them. Then again, I've been amazed by some of the solutions that the experts on this forum have come up with. There are a ton of users here who are pdf-gurus. Hopefully one of them will ave a better solution for you.

- Scott