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Read-only Fields Become Unlocked When PDF is Re-Opened

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I created a quote form which is has multiple buttons on it.  The buttons perform numerous actions such as adding/removing rows, adding/removing columns, etc.  There is a 'Finalize' button at the bottom of the form that locks all text fields and hides all buttons so that they cannot be edited by the customer when the quote is sent to them.

The problem occurs when the form is finalized, saved, then re-opened.  All of the buttons become visible again and text fields become editable when the PDF is reopened.  Is there a way to keep buttons hidden and text fields as read-only?

Thanks.

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The "state" of the form is not being saved automatically. Under the File/Form Properties/Defaults make sure that the "Preserve scripting changes to form when saved" radio button is set to automatically.

paul

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The "state" of the form is not being saved automatically. Under the File/Form Properties/Defaults make sure that the "Preserve scripting changes to form when saved" radio button is set to automatically.

paul

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Hi,

In the File > Form Properties menu opens the dialog window. Go to the Defaults tab and check that the "Save script changes" is set to 'Automatic'. This will make sure that changes to the form from script changes will be saved with the form and honored when the form is reopened.

Niall

...snap...

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That did the trick.  Thanks to both of you...& thanks for the quick response.