We need a way to convert the XFA PDFs to Acrobat PDFs. We know there is a way to print the file and save as PDF but this will make the form flat like an image.
We want a solution where on the click of a button, LiveCycle saves a form as AcroForms (static PDFs). These PDFs will have fixed structure, scripts will be removed but the fields within the PDF should be open/editable.
There is a manual way for this -
Convert Livecycle PDF to a flattened PDF by using a Print as PDF feature
Open Adobe Acrobat, go to Create --> Create Form --> select "From existing Document" --> upload the flattened PDF you created in the 1st step
Acrobat will detect the form fields. Save that as a fillable static PDF.
Customers obviously will not perform the above steps. So, we need a way to do these steps automatically at a click of a button from the LiveCycle PDF document.
Is there any API/plugin to do this automatically? I believe this feature is needed by the most users of the LiveCycle forms.