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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Is there a simple way to lock a form which has been completed so that it can no longer be edited?

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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You can either print to Adobe PDF or use Print Production > Preflight. See here: https://www.firstlegal.com/top-tip-flattening-a-pdf-fillable-form/ 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Thanks

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Or you can download one of the many free flattening tools. 

There's one here:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Free_Acrobat_Automation_Tools.cfm

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Thanks Thom, but I'm not that technical.

I'm on a Mac, I've opened up the Acrobat app package but don't know where to go from there.

Instructions say "The script file can be placed in either the "User" or "App" JavaScript
folder."

But don't know where they are?

Screengrab attached.

Screenshot 2023-03-09 at 15.21.42.png

 

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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It's really a pain trying to install the folder level scripts manually. It's especially bothersome that Adobe has provided so little support in Acrobat for this task. You'd think that there would be some kind of standardized methodology built into Acrobat. 

 

So I know the application JavaScript folder already exists, because Acrobat has it's own folder level scripts. I'd suggest looking down the "Resources" path. Try using the search tool as well.

 

   

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Open the Resources sub-folder and look for JavaScripts within it. If it doesn't exist, create it, and then place the .js file in that folder. Make sure to restart Acrobat for it to take effect.

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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The best way to do that is to digitally sign the form, setting the signature to lock the document.

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Tried that, it fails half way through the process?

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