we just bought LiveCycle Designer to create several forms. This works fine - but if a user fills out a form with Acrobat Reader DC, he is not able to save it. Also: I am not able to save any changes in Acrobat Pro DC!
I also try the following:
So: IF LiveCycle Designer is a software by Adobe to create PDF Forms, then it SHOULD be also able to use it right - or am I seeing this wrong?
How do I have to create a PDF Form with LCD so it can be saved in Reader (or at leat in Pro) DC??
Sooo, here is the crazy answer to this question. You are NOT able to save a fillable form (for the free versions of adobe reader to fill and save) with Live Cycle, You need to also purchase Adobe Acrobat X and Open the file (after creation in live cycle) and save-as -> extended pdf
This enables the form fill and save rights.
Yep, 2 pieces of software.
I can confirm that "Weitere Werkzeuge aktivieren (mit Ausfüllen und Speichern von Formularen)" the same menu item is as "Enable More Tools (includes form fill-in & save)".
(Actually I use the German version myself and it works with my Acrobat.)
But I have no explanation why that doesn't work with your XFA-PDF.
You might want to check whether there is any scripting code that resets the form upon opening.
And this is how it looks in the german version and how I save it - but: after saving and opening it with Reader DC and/or Pro DC: I can't save any changes.
This is how you should save your PDF in Acrobat. Then your users can save their data with the PDFs.
I already did this. Saved the form with Acrobat Pro and enabled save rights.
But this a) didn't solve the problem and b) not only the Reader also Pro >can't< save any changes.
Using another PDF software is also not the right way because the forms I made are for our company. We can't install a PDF reader software on over 200 clients - they all have Reader DC already installed. Also: we did buy LCD from Adobe to design forms - but the same company has a software which did not allow to save the created forms (even after enabling save rights)!
or you try alternative PDF readers - they sometimes allow saving the data.