To enable the barcoded forms functionality you absolutely need Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions 2.5 (renamed to Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform Reader Extensions). You cannot enable the barcode feature using the enablement feature of Acrobat.
Now, the trick to purchasing the product is to go through an authorized reseller of enterprise products. You can't purchase this server product online and resellers who sell the creative products won't know anything about it. Start here: http://solutionpartners.adobe.com/home.html
Thanks for your response. I have contacted a few of the partner companies without any luck. Does anyone know which of the Adobe partner companies i should contact regarding the purchase of the license for Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions 2.5?
Ok i give up!
For other Adobe users looking for this product. Please consider that it is impossible or nearly impossible to purchase a license for it! I have contacted the following with no luck:
Adobe customer service Denmark
Adobe support Denmark
Adobe sales Denmark
Adobe customer service Sweden
Adobe Support Sweden
Adobe Sales UK
Adobe support UK
Adobe Sales US (through the phone no. listed on the web page for the product)
Adobe Support US
Dustin Denmark (Adobe reseller)
Avoka (Adobe partner)
4Point (Adobe partner)
Please keep in mind that there are other easier ways to unlock user rights.
Yes, you do need Reader Extensions to enable this functionality in Reader. This fnctionality is now available from Datalogics, as they have made Reader Extensions available with a lighter server footprint. You can see more on the Adobe PDF Java Tooklit with Reader Extensions page on Datalogics website.
I hope that they can be an easier path to your success.
I just started a set of blog posts that make the need for Reader Extensions and ways to acquire it more clear. Check my blog at Datalogics titled "Tried to put a dynamic PDF417, QR or Data Matrix Barcode on a PDF form? Still have your hair?" I hope that these posts answer your questions about Reader Extensions and Barcoded Forms.