2 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2011 12:24 PM by adamss14

    Enable spawn pages from template

    adamss14 Level 1

      Hi all,


      I have a fill-in PDF form (created in Acrobat Pro X) that uses a javascript button to duplicate pages (spawn pages from template).  We got a trial version of LC Reader Extensions ES in order to enable the button to function in Reader.  The problem is, as I understand it, when our evaluation period runs out, the button will stop working in Reader.  Is this true?  The form will be distributed to LESS THAN 500 people- we just want this button to work for everyone.  Is there another way to enable users of Reader to spawn pages from template?


      I don't believe that purchasing the software is an option, as the Adobe Rep on the phone said it would be $10,000 per form. Any help is greatly appreciated.



        • 1. Re: Enable spawn pages from template
          Charles Myers 4th

          Sorry, but the functionality you are looking for is not available with the limited Reader Eextensions capability available within Acrobat.  Reader Extensions has a set of rights, and the following rights are available only through the server product (LiveCycle Reader Extensions).  These specific rights are:

          2 - Form Data Import/Export

          5 - Spawn Pages from templates (for PDF page forms, as opposed to XFA dynamic forms)

          9 - Barcoded form data unencrypted

          10 - Browser-based annotations (note that this capability is being deprecated for use with Reader)

          11 - Web services or ODBC access from the form

          12 - Embedded File actions


          [Acrobat enables basic form fillin, signatures, and annotations, as well as the ability to save the document after the data fillin or action has been done]


          In your case, you either need to get a LiveCycle Reader Extensions license or move yourself to LiveCycle Designer-based forms where dynamic forms may do what you'd like.


          I'd suggest a deeper discussion with your salesperson.

          • 2. Re: Enable spawn pages from template
            adamss14 Level 1

            Thanks for the info!