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Can't Edit Text- LiveCycle Designer 8.0

Mar 9, 2012 8:21 AM

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.

Thank you!

 
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    Mar 9, 2012 9:10 AM   in reply to mssmike1056

    Post your query in the forum for LiveCycle Designer.

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 1:45 PM   in reply to mssmike1056

    It may be that you distributed it or activated Reader Rights. I understand that either will lock the PDF until you turn off the Reader Rights.

     
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    Mar 10, 2012 12:41 PM   in reply to mssmike1056

    I suggest you ask in the LiveCycle forum. I don't have a clue if the save as did not work.

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 7:37 AM   in reply to Bill@VT

    Moving discussion to LiveCycle Designer ES forum.

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 8:46 AM   in reply to mssmike1056

    Hi,

     

    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.

     

    Niall

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 12:56 PM   in reply to mssmike1056

    Hi,

     

    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.

     

    Niall

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:14 PM   in reply to mssmike1056

    Hi,

     

    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.

     

    Niall

     
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:13 PM   in reply to mssmike1056

    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.

     

    Niall

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:12 AM   in reply to mssmike1056

    Did you ever find a solution?  We have the same issue here with one document.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:33 AM   in reply to mssmike1056

    It sounds like from the Edit Menu in Designer that perhaps the option Lock -> Lock Text, Lock Static Objects, Lock Fields is enabled. 

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:58 AM   in reply to Jenn Andrews

    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.

     
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