3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2012 1:20 PM by George_Johnson

    Using exportAsXFDF

    pmjsdi

      Is it possible to use exportAsXFDF in a form that will be filled out in Acrobat Reader?

       

      It seems that it might be possible to use a folder level script with a privileged function that would have the exportAsXFDF. Where can I get more details on how to do this?

       

      But if it is not possible to do this at all it would save me some time to know this now.

       

      Thanks,

      Peter

        • 1. Re: Using exportAsXFDF
          George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          It's only possible if the document has been Reader-enabled with LiveCycle Reader Extensions. The necessary usage right cannot be applied with Acrobat.

          • 2. Re: Using exportAsXFDF
            pmjsdi Level 1

            I don't know anything about LiveCycle. Is what you are saying the same as using Acrobat X Pro File -> Save As -> Reader Extended PDF -> Enable Additional Features?

             

            If so, that part is done. But it seems I need to run the command exportAsXFDF in a privileged context. If I can do that at all in Acrobat Reader. That is what I'm trying to find out.

             

            I don't know if it isn't working because I'm just not doing it right or because it isn't possible in the first place.

             

            Thanks,

            Peter

            • 3. Re: Using exportAsXFDF
              George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              No. There are two things that can Reader-enable a document. One is Acrobat using the method you described, and the other is LiveCycle Reader Extensions (which is not the same as LiveCycle Designer that comes with Acrobat Pro for Windows.) LiveCycle Reader Extensions is able to include more usage rights than Acrobat can, and the one you need is one of them. So Acrobat is not sufficient for this. You're correct that the script will need to be executed in a privileged context.

               

              An alternative that does not require any usage rights is to set up the form to submit as XFDF to a web server.