I have been reading all the post pertaining to saving a fillable form once filled in by employee to a standard pdf file. It appears you have written some could which would do this. Is it possible to obtain this code. I designed the form in Designer 7.0 .
The topic of this thread is of interest to me as well. I have a form that we are using to create a document that we want to save as a uneditable pdf that we will send to our customers. What I would like to be able to do is to create the form in lifecycle, with a "button" on it for the person to lock the form with the data in it, and save the document as a new pdf.
I am a newbie to LifeCycle Designer 8 but have had great success creating fillable forms that can be accessed through our intranet. Once the form has been completed by people using Adobe Reader I would like them to submit the form by email but I do not want the recipients to be able to change the information submitted on the form. (I have also chosen the Acrobat 8 Pro option "Enable User Rights in Adobe Reader")
Do you have a script that would help me prevent the recipients from changing the submitted information? If so please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here it is again .....note that you must connect to the bbs to be able to download the file. It will not show up in your email notification.
1st - If You can - send me the script. (wzawrockiATyahooDOTcom)
2nd request - I make a forms where end user has possibility to fill and print only - I want to give possibility for end users to save forms as non-fillable pdf (dont want to force them to print on paper and then scan).
I try to make this in file that You attach: Lock All Fields_Purchase Order.pdf but after I fill and lock - the document still can't be saved with changes.
I try my own way to print filled form on PDF Printer (PDFCreator 0.8.0) but result is: 1 blank page and on the second:
ERROR: undefined OFFENDING COMMAND: get STACK: /quit -dictionary- -mark Can You confirm is this script will work due to me needs? Or You have any other ideas how to do it to be easy to end user? Regards, Witek Z
OFFENDING COMMAND: get
Can You confirm is this script will work due to me needs? Or You have any other ideas how to do it to be easy to end user?
The sample is attached in this thread ...there is no need to send it via email. Note that you must be in the Forum software to see the attachments, they will not be included in the email notifications.
If you fill the form online and try to save/print in Reader the data the user entered wil be dropped. If you want to have the data saved as well then you must Reader Extend the form.
I am not the individual you need to ask. When I created my form in Designer
8, it allowed me the option for 500 users to be able to save the completed
form and also print it. Paul can confirm this if I am correct. He was the
one in the forms that gave me the information, otherwise I am under the
impression you have to purchase a separate license for it.
Sorry, that's all I can tell you,
I don't know how or why I keep getting these messages and when
everyone asks questions, they appear to be to me then they write "Paul". Can
you delete my email address from their questions and your responses, it
would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello! Is is possible to write a script which locks only the fields which are filled in? And then is possible to re-open the saved form and fill in the next series of "open" fields, and resave it again, locking any additional fields which have been filled in? I want my user to complete the form in three stages.
I'm not familiar with scripting.... is it possible to create a very simple pdf and send me a sample of locking some fields, but not others?
That would be very useful in applying the concept to another form. It's clearly a hurdle I need to master.... Thanks.
Actually, I have incorporate some scripting into my form, for example, creating popup messages with user instructions, automating some of the functions in text fields, setting up calculations, etc., so i'd like to give the locking forms scripting a try. Thanks!
It is very simple .....you have to decide when you want to lock the fields (click of a button, filling of a field ...) This is called an event. On the event that you want to code against you add the code to lock the fields that you want. Each field would have one line of code like this:
The name of your field.access = "readOnly";
So if you wanted to lock 7 fields there woudl be 7 statements (one for each field)
Hope that helps
This could be an interesting challenge - creating a form that can be completed in three logical steps, with each of the steps involving locking the fields filled in for that session! I'll tackle this, with your thanks.
Paul, Thanks for the script. I have a regular button that submits to email, but I want all fields to be locked after it is received via email. I tried your lock all fields button, but it only locked one of the fields. What am I doing wrong?
My script is really a scripting object that gets called. It accepts an input parameter of the subform object you want to lock. I built it to pass form1 (which is the default root node for most forms). If yours is different then the calling scritp needs to be modified to call th esubform that you want to lock.
You are quite popular here! I too am trying to create a pdf that I can fill in a small set of fields, lock those fields, and then distribute the form to employees with the rest of the fields remaining fillable, which they will then return the form to me. I know this is possible, but I know absolutely nothing about scripting. I downloaded your sample, but was wondering if you had a sample with a script that only locks certain fields. If so, could you post thator email it to me?
Does this scenario also fall under the Extending license post earlier, where if they have Reader they will not be able to save and re-submit to me (most likely via email attachment). Is there a way that I could possibly include an email submit button, where they data is submitted to me, the form can't be saved, but I can use the form tracker in acrobat to organize the data myself?
thanks so much for your help!
The sample that I posted and that you are using is set up to use a scripting object. The scripting object will accept a parameter that tells it what to lock. In the sample I am passing the root subform (form1) which menas that we will lock the entire form. In your case you woudl wrap the fields that you want locked into a subform (name the subform) then pass that subform name in the call to the scripting object instead of the root name (form1). This will make the script lock the subform only and not the entire form. This technique will allow you to "break up" the form into distinct lockable parts and based on the passing of the name that you want to locl allow you to control what is locked and what is not.
Regrading your 2nd question, if you are sending back data files (xml data file) and not the full PDF file then you do not need Reader Extensions and you can include an email submot button to send back the info. If you want them to send you back the completed PDF as a PDF file then you will require Reader Extensions to accomplish that. You can Reader Extend the form through Acrobat Pro, but you are limited to distribute that form to 500 users (by license agreement). If you need more than 500 users then you must use the LiveCycle Reader Extensions Server to extend your file.
Hope that helps
I'm new at XML coding. I tried plugging in the code you posted above, but after the form is emailed and recieved it is still able to be edited. i'm not exactly where the code should be put in my program.
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