I've been using Livecycle for years and I've always opened up certain documents, edited the text, field boxes, etc.
All of a sudden, I go to edit a PDF in Livecycle (same pdf that I've always edited) and everything is locked. I can't delete, add text, move fields, nothing... It seems that the whole page got locked somehow. Any ideas on how to get it back to normal so that I can make edits? I'm using Windows Vista, Adobe Acrobat 8- Livecycle Designer 8.0.
It seems that by “saving a copy” of the PDF, that will turn off the Reader Rights and then it allows you to open it up in LiveCycle Designer for edits. I’ve done that and it opens in LiveCycle but does not allow me to make edits.
It sounds like the form may be corrupted. In normal circumstances you can open a Reader Enabled form in LC Designer without difficulty (it just removes the RE rights).
Can you share your form? If so upload it to a file sharing site like Actobat.com; publish it; and then share the published URL here.
This link should allow you to download the PDF. It’s four pages and the last two are locked for some odd reason…
I could open the form no problem in LC Designer ES2. I have upped the Target Version to Version 8.1 in the File > Form Properties > Defaults tab.
See does that help: https://acrobat.com/#d=9wdvQ56JAThQL0P-vV1pcg.
Thanks for the help! I can open it in LC Designer and only make edits to a few of the fields. Page 2 and 4 are completely locked as well as a few of the regular ‘text’ fields in the other pages.
I have checked all of the pages and every object I have checked is completely open and editable. The form seems perfectly normal here (LC Designer ES2).
Not sure what is going on.
How are you opening form?
Are you opening the form in Acrobat and from there going to LC Designer (from Acrobat)? If so try closing Acrobat and opening the form directly from LC Designer.
I can lock selected fields, and confirm that I can't move them around in designer. Then I can unlock those fields, and confirm that I now can move them around in designer. But in either case, I cannot edit the fields in the preview window. When the document is viewed in either Acrobat Pro or Reader, the fields can be edited. This is just a problem with the Preview window in Livecycle Designer, and it is a huge hinderence to the person developing the form (a different developer).
Interestingly, if I create a form in Designer and send it to this developer, the Preview window does work. But for any form this other developer creates, the Preview window editing is disabled, even when she sends it to me. So, I suspect it is setting somewhere...but darn if I can figure out what setting/where.