This is a long and complicated discussion aslfm. Which software do you
mean?I STRONGLY recommend you print this form and sign it in ink.
Anything else may run into legal trouble with the IRS as well as wasting
hours or days on the computer.
Notwithstanding this, it is basically discontinued and can no longer be
purchased except as part of a suite costing tens of thousands of dollars
(as I understand it).You are NOT MEANT to edit these forms, and trying
to can cause SERIOUS issues. This often happens with Government forms.
Worse, people sometimes do manage to edit it, which makes the forms
useless and may get into all sorts of issues with the Government. DO NOT
TRY TO EDIT IRS FORMS, EVER !! Only fill them.
Be warned that this form was designed by IRS so you couldn't edit it.
The form you edited might be for your own use, printing out, signing
etc, and if so that's great. If it's to send to the IRS electronically,
don't do that!
It's called LiveCycle Designer and it's effectively discontinued. If you
had Acrobat Pro 9 or X you can reinstall it to get your old copy of
Designer. But now is the time to give up Designer, support for the forms
is likely to diminish from its existing poor show.
The only product available to you is the one you have, but you should
consider migrating. Adobe would say migrate to an Acrobat form. I'd say,
migrate to HTML forms. To be clear "migrating" here means "learn a new
technology and do the whole job again" not "open in a new app and have
it change stuff".You might consider also keeping a Windows 7 machine
around to ensure compatibility if you do want to keep editing this file.
Not saying it WON'T work on Windows 10, but it's a risk.
You either need to buy LiveCycle Designer (note the full name: never say
LiveCycle only, that is a bigger package costing tens of thousands of
dollars), or remake the forms from scratch. I recommend remake,
LiveCycle Designer forms are getting less and less useful.
I am pretty sure it is impossible to make an accessible form with
LiveCycle Designer, and equally impossible to make it accesible later in
Acrobat. They just can't be accessible. Love to be proved wrong.
Why do you choose to ask us? What about Adobe's LiveCycle Designer seems
to make it part of the SAP:MS world? Why do you post material from a 9
year old StackOverflow question How should I start learning about SAP? -
Stack Overflow with an added link which answers the very question you
would have us believe you asked? Would you buy second hand training from
a lying spammer?
You could try using the more usually correct PostScript form
(c:/alphabet.ps). Also try using a subfolder, the root drive may be
especially protected. No idea about the /F switch, etc, sorry - just
general PostScript advice. It is best to rework to avoid filesystem
Let's talk about some of the basics. First, LiveCycle is a whole suite
of products. It can cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
However, ONE app in the suite is LiveCycle Designer, which is priced as
a desktop app - a few hundred dollars. Be sure to use the full name,
especially in talking to your company (so they have the right price
info!)Second, there are two kinds of PDF form. One is "acroforms", the
other, the kind you have been making are "XFA forms". Some call them
In cases where we have seen this, government forms, they are forms that
MUST be signed and submitted on paper. No LiveCycle form can require
editing (rather than filling), because editing is not usually possible.
You don't want to prepare the form. That's what you do to make a form,
not to work with it. You import to the form.If you print to PDF it isn't
the form any more. There are no form fields to import to. That won't
fly.So what happens if you take the fill-in, LiveCycle, form, and use
import?Do you remember what this option was on the file menu, though? It
doesn't sound familiar, I wonder if it was an add-on product or script
set up for your environment...
If these forms are to be submitted electronically, rather than as reams
of paper, then editing or rescanning them is likely to mean the
government rejects them with extreme prejudice (and can't tell whose
they are, so you will never know). This doesn't seem a good outcome.Your
original question related to importing form data and you said: Nothing
happens when I click the import data button.1. Where is this button,
exactly?2. You say "nothing" happens. This could actually mean different
To emphasise: do NOT do this if you have to submit the firms
electronically. Fine if you send paper. The IRS will reject or misread a
file printed to PDF. It might also reject a form edited in LiveCycle
Designer. Pricessing is completely automatic and redoing the form you
might as well send them a laundry bill for all the sense it will make.
This could have serious consequences.