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Enable Auto save while clicking button in PDF


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I have designed a form using LiveCylce designer ES2.

I have tired to write a code that will save the PDF automatically into the folder.

However it gives only popup. I have enable the user rights and try to open the pdf in Reader and attempting to click and save. But it not works.

Hope I have explained my concerns clearly.

Can you please guide me to get into the right direction.




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I am afraid you are misunderstanding the "reader extension". To start off there the reader extension is simply for being able to save the document/form in adobe reader. If you for example try to make a form and don't reader extend it, you wont be able to save the form AT ALL after entering information in it. In that case you will only be able to print it out. If you haven't ever encountered it before I would suggest you try open a "non-reader extended" file in adobe reader to experience what that looks like.

To your actual question, as far as my knowledge, there is not possible to make a "silent" save without pop-up without some external folder level script (e.g. nothing that can be done simply in the form). This is due to security concerns, as you wouldnt want a file "process" taking place without the form users noticicing. I think you can understand what I mean.

So as far as saving the document by a button click, the saveAs() function is one of your best bets I would guess. At least that is my knowledge about the topic.

I hope you get some help of my answer.

Regards, Mattias.


Level 2

I can understand that the 'reader extend' and 'non-reader'.

However I have noticed somewhere using js we can do that 'Save AS' without manual intervention.

Also I have heard something abt certified document, this will help us.

But I not sure, how do we go with js and other options.

Can anyone tried these. if so please share a lighter note.@mattiaswallin