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Locking PDF before rendering

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Hi LiveCycle experts,

Let me explain the situation first.

I have fillable PDFs on LiveCycle Forms server.

I was able to find a script block to lock all the fields before submit. The script is in preSubmit event in the submit button.

The submit button is set to submit as XML and I need to save the entire PDF as binary.

So, I converted the XML by rendering the original PDF with submitted XML data as form data and saved the binary and it was successful.

However, since I'm rendering the original fillable PDF (I'm guessing there's no info about field properties when submitted as XML?), the PDF is still fillable when I retrieve the saved binary PDF again.

Is there a way to achieve this?

Thanks in advance.

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Does it mean that I don't have it?

Probably.

If so, is there a workaround?

When you submit your XML, you could set a hidden field (let's say true). Then, OnInitialize of the form, check the hidden field, and if it's true, then run you code that protects the fields.

Jasmin

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I think you want to use generatePDFOutput from the Output service.

This will create a non-interactive version of your PDF.

Jasmin

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Hi Jasmin,

Thanks for your answer.

It looks Output service is a separate module since I don't have it in the services tab in the Workbench.

Does it mean that I don't have it?

If so, is there a workaround?

Thanks,

Jake

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Level 10

Does it mean that I don't have it?

Probably.

If so, is there a workaround?

When you submit your XML, you could set a hidden field (let's say true). Then, OnInitialize of the form, check the hidden field, and if it's true, then run you code that protects the fields.

Jasmin

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Thanks for your idea.

It didn't work in Initialize event. It looks that the only reliable event that works is layout:ready event.

Oh, one other thing.

I want to make the submit button invisible, so I added [ButtonName].presence = "hidden" but it still shows up...

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Figured it out.

I used "invisible" instead of "hidden" for the submit button.