8 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2014 12:52 AM by TimTamTim

    Prevent PDF form designed in LiveCycle from opening as read only for users


      I have designed a dynamic form in Livecycle ES2.

      When I distribute the form to my test users, they get this info message: 'The file you have opened complies with the PDF/A standard and has been opened read-only to prevent modification.' Hence they cannot fill-out my form.


      I am fully aware they could solve this by clicking Edit > Preferences > Documents > View documents in PDF/A mode: Never.

      However, I do not want my end users to have to do that, given that they won't have much experience with Adobe Acrobat (Reader or Pro).

      Is there a way to prevent the form being PDF/A standard when it is distributed?


      I have already tried using Preflight in Acrobat Pro X, and clicking 'Remove PDF/A information.' That didn't work; I got this message: 'Preflight is unable to perform any fixups on this document as its author did not grant the necessary permissions.' I assume I get that error because the form was created in LiveCycle. I am the document author and I didn't set restrictions.


      Any help will be very appreciated.