First of all, printing to a new PDF file is a very bad way of (trying to)
prevent the file from being edited.
Much better ways are, in ascending order:
- Make the fields read-only
- Flatten the file (Acrobat only)
- Apply a digital signature to the file
And if you want to hide fields entirely then you can simply set them as
hidden, using a simple script.
On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 5:41 AM, staceyh46809050 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for your response.
I don't think the hide fields option solves the problem I am having. I need the buttons to show up while someone fills out the form. However, when they submit the form I don't want the buttons to show up.
For example, I have a submit button the says "submit form". The person filling out the form needs to see it to click it, but it would be nice if once the form was submitted if the button would disappear because it does not look as professional to have that still appear on the uneditable form.
It is difficult to explain, but I appreciate any help!
I understood that you want to be able to use them, of course.
What I meant was that you make them hidden when the form is submitted, not before.