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    Mar 6, 2009 12:01 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Hi Paul,I'm very interested in a checking out your code.
    Thank you so much for your time!

    leapfish@hotmail.com
     
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    Mar 6, 2009 12:15 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 8, 2009 7:24 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Paul,

    May I also please get the script for this?

    Thanks.

    buckATbuckandmike.com
     
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    Mar 9, 2009 10:26 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 10, 2009 10:39 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Paul,

    Am interested in the script as well for a form that I'm working on.

    jeffATallterrainresq.com
     
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    Mar 10, 2009 11:47 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 10, 2009 1:19 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Paul,
    I'm very interested in your script. Would you please send me.
    Thanks a lot.

    sa_fiATgmxDOTnet
     
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    Mar 10, 2009 6:22 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Paul,

    From this thread, it seems like your code would be very helpful to me. I have used the 'print to PDF' trick, but it is not very elegant. If possible, would you please send me a copy of your script? Thank you.
    darrell.fulmer (AT) mosaicinfo.org
     
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    Mar 10, 2009 8:41 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    I am using adobe livecycle designer 8.0
    I created a form that is to be completed and emailed to me. I need the fields to be locked as read only once the form has been returned to me. I cannot figure out how to do this. I have seen the xdp script posted elsewhere but when I inserted this script into the mousedown field it did not work.

    PLEASE HELP.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Email: jam@mnhlaw.com
     
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    Mar 11, 2009 4:20 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it to all 3 of you
     
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    Mar 11, 2009 6:34 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Paul,

    I am sorry, but I probably have completely misinterpreted what is going on here. I wish to have a fillable and savable form which I can fill out, but then save it as a static (nonfillable) PDF file. I know I can do this by printing the filled form to the Adobe PDF printer driver, but here is how I tried to use your example:

    I used Acrobat Pro to activate the extended Reader features.

    1. I filled out the form.
    2. I locked the fields.
    3. I saved the form.

    When I reopened the form in Reader, the data entered above was there, but the form was still fillable. At this point, I would want the form to be unalterable. Where am I going wrong?

    Thanks,
    Darrell
     
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    Mar 11, 2009 7:17 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    My script will simply lock all fields when it is executed. What target version are you setting this for. There is a parameter in the Form Properties that controls whether to save the state of the form when it is saved. Under File/Form Properties/Defaults make sure the "Preserve scripting changes to form when saved" is set to Automatic. That woudl only work in version 8 and better.

    OR

    You could control the state of the form yourself. You could have it set up to run my script when the form is opened. If there is data in a field then lock all fields on initialization otherwise leave it all open.
     
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    Mar 11, 2009 7:47 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Hi Paul,

    I'm also interested in your code. Could you please send it to me? My email is nak.morris@gmail.com

    thanks in advance.
     
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    Mar 11, 2009 8:08 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 11, 2009 10:21 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Thanks, Paul.

    I am setting it for version 8.1+ Will continue to experiment.
     
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    Mar 11, 2009 10:36 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    YES! The settings were the problem. THANK YOU!
     
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    Mar 12, 2009 7:12 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Could you please send the script to me as well. My email is JStellato@NewLifeME.org

    THANKS!!!
     
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    Mar 12, 2009 8:50 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 7:23 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Can you send me the script as well:
    samra_sm53@hotmail.com or
    samra_sm53@yahoo.com
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 9:31 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 11:06 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Mr. Guerette,

    Request a copy of this sample. I am the form manager for federal agency.

    Thanks,
    Michael

    (Sent you my email addy)
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 11:23 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 1:10 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Hi Paul,

    Can you send it to me as well: rey@thetechhero.com
    Thanks :)

    PS, I am creating pdf templates that allow the end user to type in text and add images to the pdf. Currently, using livecycle designer es, once the user opens our pdf, enters ther text and images, they can only print it. The save option will only save a blank copy.

    I would like for the end user to be able to save the fields (text & images) but also be able to revise them later. Is this possible with a script like yours (perhaps a script that allows them to lock then unlock the fields?)
     
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    Mar 17, 2009 5:27 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    The locking and unlocking has nothing to do with it. The reason why they can only save a blank template is because they are using Reader. Reader does not allow that functionality by default. You can Reader Extend your document to allow the file to be saved (for that document only). To do this you can open th eform in Acrobat then under the Advanced menu choose "Extend Features in Acrobat Reader". This will add the Reader Extensions rights that will allow a local save and digital signatures (not needed for your example). Note that the license agreement for this technique will limit you to distribute the form to a maximum of 500 users. If you need more than that then you must use LiveCycle Reader Extensions server to add the rights to your document.

    I have sent the file anyways.
     
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    Mar 17, 2009 10:02 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Can you send me the script as well:

    keith.reim@chlsystems.com

    Thank you
     
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    Mar 17, 2009 2:35 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Hi Paul,

    Ok, now I understand. I downloaded the trial version of acrobat, then followed your instructions of clicking advanced then 'extend features in reader' and it worked like a charm. This is exactly what I was looking for.

    As for the license agreement of 500 copies, is that managed through an online system by adobe or how do they track that? I am still going to honor the agreement of course. Do you know where the details on this agreement is found?

    Thanks again,

    Rey
     
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    Mar 24, 2009 2:31 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    paul, i have a form that i made for our office. it is a request for information. i want to have all my employees fill out the form and send it to the contractor. i want all fields to be locked except the field where they can post answeres and they are able to open the attachments that are sent on the form. I also want to make sure the contractor can copy from our form to past the questions on their own form. is this possible
    josephm@gancedotech.com
     
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    Mar 25, 2009 4:09 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Yes .....I will send you a smaple that locks all fields. You can do a further test that will unlock the specific fields that you want to leave open. The contractor will have to use the Select tool in Acrobat/Reader to copy and paste the bits that they want.
     
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    Mar 25, 2009 1:12 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Hi Paul,

    I'm also working on something similar and i am interested in your code. Could you please send it to me?

    My email is TerNGiz@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Mar 26, 2009 4:04 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 26, 2009 6:16 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Hi,

    I'm interested in the script you're proposing. Can you post it to me ?

    My email address nanfymele@yahoo.fr

    Eric
     
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    Mar 26, 2009 6:31 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Just sent it
     
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    Mar 26, 2009 7:52 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Might be a noob question again:

    Is it possible to save a half filled out PDF as still fillable?

    Do you need special rights to do so?
     
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    Mar 26, 2009 9:02 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    Yes you can .... if you are using Reader you need to Reader extend it to allow for local saving.
     
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    Mar 27, 2009 1:47 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)
    This may be of some help, it is possible to add some of the reader extended functionality by opening and saving the LiveCycle form in Acrobat, all reader extended functionality is not added but it does allow a user with only Reader to save a half filled form

    See JasonCPs reply to "Can live cycle create a PDF form that is saved on a desktop and filled out simply to be attached to "
     
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    Apr 9, 2009 12:39 PM   in reply to (Tricia_B)

    Hi Paul, I was looking all over the Internet for the script. Can you please send me the script? Thank you!

     

    My email address is joshmok@gmail.com

     
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    Apr 10, 2009 11:06 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)

    Another option you can try is that if the document has been Reader Extended and the user saves the document, force them to save it as a Static pdf. Then they should not be able to change the form.

     
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    Apr 14, 2009 11:07 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)

    Paul:

     

    I am interested in your script.

     

    C. Corwin

     

    Cheryl.Corwin@bcbsks.com

     

    Also, could you tell me if your script would work with a fillable form that uses pagination.  We have a fillable form that the pages fillable are dependent on one of the radio buttons selected at the beginning of the form.   Once a selection is made the form is refreshed and the pages are chosen based on that radio button selection.  After the form has been filled out we would like to save the completed form as a non-fillable form.   However, everything we've tried so far to save the form as non-fillable continues to break the pagination.   When we open the saved form it continues to display all the pages of that form regardless of the selection made at the time the form was fillable.  Perhaps this is altogether another issue.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.

     
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    Apr 17, 2009 8:23 AM   in reply to (Tricia_B)

    Paul, This script would be a very valuable tool for my company, could you please send this script to me.

    Thank you in advance!

    Jay

     

    sydewinder99@yahoo.com

     
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    Apr 20, 2009 6:31 AM   in reply to sydewinder

    Here you go

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