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:
create a simple form with LCD (just one simple textfield)
saved it as PDF
opened the PDF in Acrobat Pro DC
saved it over Files -> Save As -> Reader Extended PDF -> Enable Additional Features
obened the PDF in Acrobat Reader DC, filled out the textfield and saved
did this step also with Acrobat Pro DC
reopened: everything empty!
Acrobat Pro DC version also empty
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
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)!