Having some trouble with a LockAllFields script.
I'm trying to make a button which will lock all the fields on a form. I've been using the following script:
This is set to run on mouse up.
I've created a script object in the root (form1) and just called it myScriptObject
Do I need to do anything else with the object at all?
At the moment I'm getting the an error when I press the lock button in Reader (see attached)
What do I need to do to get this working?
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Ok I think I have figured this out. The lock all fields is a red herring. That option you are using is simply adding a comment to the form. Comments cannot be added to a dynamic form. If you save your form as a static PDF then that technique will work whether the fields are locked or not.
You can set the access of the fields "readonly" while clicking the button . You can use it either in mouseup or in click event .There must be a parent subform . So you can use the following script . I am not sure but I guess it will be of some worth.
rootsubform.access = "readOnly";
Hope it helps.
Here is your corrected form..Check the Click event of the Button. I placed the controls on a body page..
1) You have used "myScriptObject" in your code but actually you did put a name for your script object. You can check it in Heirarchy..
2) You placed all the controls on the Master Page and the access property was not available for the Master page.
In the form I sent you earlier, follow these steps..
1) goto the Click event of the button and Change the language to "Java Script"
2) Remove all the code in the click event and place the below line..
3) Save the form as Dynamic XML Form instead of Static.
Here is the updated form..
Let me know if you still have issues..
Unfortunately I'm no longer able to draw my signature on the form in Reader after extending the permissions through Acrobat Pro - have you changed some of the settings to prevent this?
I'd like clients to be able to complete the form, lock it and then sign it.
That is probably because the script was locking all the fields on the form including the signature field.
Why don't you try moving the code from the click event of the button to postSign event of the Signature Field..That can help..
Many thanks for the suggestion but the problem is that Acrobat is not allowing me to extend the license so that Reader users can sign the form.
In the past I've never used a signature field, we've just been able to put an ink signature anywhere on the form, even if it's already been locked.
You have to Reader Extend the form to allow signatures to be used in Reader. Also the sig field must already exist before Reader opens it. You can Reader Extend in Acrobat to allow this.
Just found this on the help pages...
Note: You cannot add an ink signature to a PDF created in LiveCycle Designer ES or the LiveCycle Form Server. PDFs created from those sources do not allow comments and markups.
Could this be the cause of the problems?
I take it this is just a digital signature field - I can't find any way to allow the user to apply an ink signature (in Reader) to a form that was designed in LiveCycle and then extended via Acrobat.
No signature pad, just using your mouse to apply/draw an 'ink signature'.
I'm able to do it on forms that aren't designed in LiveCycle i.e. I've built a test form in Acrobat and extended permissions to Reader and the user was able to apply an ink signature.
Unfortunately, when I add the script to lock the form (which I have to use LiveCycle to do) it removes the option to extend the ink signature permission to Reader (can only allow digital signatures).
If I do not use LiveCycle to create the Lock All Fields button I can draw all over it (in Reader).
If there was some way of using Acrobat to create the locking button, I think that would be the best solution.
So when you say draw all over it you are not simply drawing on the signature field? Are you using a tool on the commenting toolbar to do the drawing?