Once you have gone to Designer, you are stuck there. There is no way
to get that particular PDF back into Acrobat form. It no longer is a
PDF form, it's XML in a PDF wrapper even if you remove all the form
You might be able to print to PDF from Acrobat to make a new,
non-form, flat PDF.
Printing to PDF worked.
I'm suprised they don't have a function built into Acrobat Professional that won't revert document to non-AdobeXML format.
I know this was a long time ago, but I am trying ot do the same thing but mine is not working. Did you do something special to your adobe print settings? When I print to pdf and try to open it is saying that the file is corrupt?
- which system you have
- which version of Acrobat (NOT Reader)
- step by step, how you print to PDF?
Sorry, I am using Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0. I created the form in Live Cycle and the way I would like it to work is the first user fills out some info, signs it and sends along to a few others to sign off on. At the last signature I want it to lock and the user be able to either use the print button which I trigger a convert function to make flat (not sure if you can do?) or they print to file so they can merge with another regular pdf document. The steps I am using right now to test: I open the file, fill out all, sign and save; open the signed copy and print to file; save it as a .pdf. It thens says it is corrupt when I try to open. Not sure if the problem is in my form settings or print settings?
Flattening will destroy digital signatures utterly, so I can't recommend that idea.
But if you must - don't print to file. Print to Adobe PDF, absolutely be sure Print to File is off.
I can't believe I have tried so many things and the most obvious worked. I had the "print to file" checked. Thanks so much this worked!
I just used something called graphic converter. Its free, but I think I use it so much I paid for it. A few dollars. I drag pdf to graphic converter, and save it again as a pdf. worked perfectly!
Thanks for sharing that. Good to hear that the answer I gave in 2008 still works!
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(Though while we're here, it's worth mentioning that it no longer works in Mac).
Mine is an answer for dummies!