5 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2012 8:54 AM by Bernd Alheit

    Can't Modify PDF

    defenderjim Level 1

      Hello All,

       

      I am using Acrobat Pro X and am trying to add tags to a document, but am unable to.

      I do not know how the PDF was created, it is quite old.

       

      On the upper right corner I click "Tools" -> "Accessibility".

      The menu entry "Add Tags to Document" is greyed out / disabled.

       

      Go to File -> Properties -> Security Tab.

      "Changing the Document" is set to "Not Allowed".

       

      Security Method is set to "No Security".

       

      By going to File -> Save As -> Reader Extended PDF -> Enable Additional Features

      I tried saving the document with "Additional Features" which only made the situation worse and the document had more entries that were set to "Not Allowed".

       

      How can I remove the hidden security? or get around this issue?

        • 1. Re: Can't Modify PDF
          Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What can you see at File > Properties > Description?

          • 2. Re: Can't Modify PDF
            defenderjim Level 1

            Title/Author/Subject/Keywords are all empty.

             

            File was created in 2008.

            Application: Adobe Designer 7.0

            PDF Producer: Adobe Designer 7.0

            PDF Version 1.6 (Acrobat 7.x)

             

            Ok, so based on the above, I opened the form in LiveCycle Designer ES 9.0.

             

            Under File -> Form Properties -> Info:

            Clear Passwords button has no affect.  "Require a password to open the document" is not checked.

            "Use a password to restrict ..." not checked.

             

            Under the Defaults Tab, "PDF Render Format" is set to Dynamic XML Form.

             

            With Designer, saving it as Dynamic or Static PDF, and then opening in Pro X "Changing the Document" is set to "Not Allowed"

            • 3. Re: Can't Modify PDF
              Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You can't add tags to a Livecycle Designer form.

              • 4. Re: Can't Modify PDF
                defenderjim Level 1

                >You can't add tags to a Livecycle Designer form.

                What I think you meant to say is that you can't add tags to a Livecycle Designer form using Acrobat Pro X.

                 

                Using Livecycle Designer  it is possible to add tags.  Just make sure that File -> Form Properties -> Save Options -> "Generate Accessibility Information (Tags) for Acrobat" checkbox is marked.

                This works fine with many PDFs.  It just that there is one PDF that Livecycle Designer does not mark up with tags when I try to save the PDF.

                 

                Why?

                 

                Maybe my original question should have been, "How do I get Livecycle Designer to save my PDF with tags?"

                • 5. Re: Can't Modify PDF
                  Bernd Alheit Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  I don't know. You may post the query in the forum for LiveCycle Designer.