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Fillable PDF - Acrobat X - I do not want people to save answers

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Jul 01, 2020

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I made a fillable PDF form in Adobe Acrobat X (I don't have access to Pro or DC).

 

I do not want people to save what they type, so that the form is always ready for a new project.

 

How do I make sure they have to "save as" each time, so that I can a have a new sheet for each project?

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On the operating system set the file permission to read-only.

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Fillable PDF - Acrobat X - I do not want people to save answers

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I made a fillable PDF form in Adobe Acrobat X (I don't have access to Pro or DC).

 

I do not want people to save what they type, so that the form is always ready for a new project.

 

How do I make sure they have to "save as" each time, so that I can a have a new sheet for each project?

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Correct answer by Bernd Alheit | Adobe Community Professional

On the operating system set the file permission to read-only.

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On the operating system set the file permission to read-only.

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Jul 02, 2020

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(Also set the directory containing the file read only, so they cannot delete the file, and recreate it).

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Jul 02, 2020

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Go to Tools - JavaScript - Set Document Actions and as the Will Save action enter the following code:

this.resetForm();

 

PS. I think this is a very bad idea and suggest you re-consider it.

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Jul 02, 2020

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I don't think resetForm is the answer in this case... the original poster wants to force the user to use Save As. Presumably, the original poster wants this saved copy of the form to still show the filled in info, not to be cleared each time...

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I see... I focused more on the first part, and not on the second. In that case you're right, my suggestion is not the best approach.

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