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> My question is; Can i some how set this properly programmatically in some way?
No. There is no programmatic way to reader enable a form.
If you want to automate this process your only choice is Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES.
Thanks for the reply.
I cannot use LiveCycle for this, sorry. As soon as i have saved using it, the form is unreadable by the application. I've talked to the support about that, and they say that they believe that the form is saved in a "different" format.
If you have Acrobat Professional 8 or 9 or better, you can enable extedned reader rights.
Yes, i know this. I'm using Acrobat 9 Pro, but the function is only active in the template, not the form created by the template.
LiveCycle Designer and LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES are different products. Reader Extensions ES can reader extend AcroForms, not just XFA forms (XFA forms are the type created with LiveCycle Designer).
LiveCycle is a suite of many products, not just a single product.
> and they say that they believe that the form is saved in a "different" format.
Yes. LiveCycle Designer creates XFA forms and Acrobat creates AcroForms. They are indeed a very different format.
> I'm using Acrobat 9 Pro, but the function is only active in the template, not the form created by the template.
This is correct. Anytime you save changes to a form, the reader extensions are removed and need to be re-enabled. This is by design.
He was looking for a way to enable rights programmatically.
The LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES, is that a separate product?
Or is it included in the same way as LiveCycle Designer was?
Or is it something that the end user must activate within their Reader?
> The LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES, is that a separate product?
Yes, it is a separate product.
> Or is it included in the same way as LiveCycle Designer was?
No, you have to license it separately. It is a server product that can enable forms through many different methods - via watched folders, webservice, manually, etc.
> Or is it something that the end user must activate within their Reader?
No, it is a server product. Once the form is extended, you can distribute the form to Reader users and they do not need to activate anything extra. It also enables more extended features in Reader than the Usage Rights applied in Acrobat do.
Thanks, i will check the link you posted.
Is it guaranteed that buying this product will make it work? Anyone who has tried it out? I can try the trail version. Btw, if i would download the trail version, what happens when the trail ends? Will the form become locked, or will the extensions just deactivate, or perhaps they extensions will stay but i cant set up new form with the extensions?
> Is it guaranteed that buying this product will make it work?
Yes, it is an enterprise application that has been around for several years.
> Anyone who has tried it out?
It is currently in active use by a large number of corporations from large governmental bodies on down.
> Btw, if i would download the trail version, what happens when the trail ends?
Nothing will happen with the forms already extended. You just won't be able to extend any more forms after the trial expires (this includes if you modify / update an already extended form, you will not be able to re-extend it).
Thanks. I'll get the trail and see how it works with my app, and get the full if it solves the issue.
Thanks a bunch!