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how to add a watermark to a form


Level 2

i created a 17 page fillable form using livecycle 8.2 now i want to add a watermark and kee

p it as a form. however, i get a message " You do not have sufficient permissions to perform this task

" how can i give myself permission so i may add the watermark?"

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Level 10


Forms created in LC Designer are XFA forms in a PDF wrapper (best way I can think of describing it). A native PDF (like a document) and an XFA Form are completely different animals.

While you can open an XFA form in Acrobat, a lot of the common Acrobat tasks like adding watermarks are not available.

So I would recommend that you go back to LC Designer and on the Master Page you place a text object with a very light grey font. This will act like a watermark.

Hope that helps,


Assure Dynamics


Level 2


Yes, this seems to have worked just fine. thank you for your suggestion, it is a great help.

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