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Need just "Save" action - not "Save As"

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Jul 30, 2020

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I need to have an action in a PDF form that will just save the document without any prompt. Just plain replace the document with the same name in the same location. I don't want the user to be asked if they want to save the document. I also don't want any option to save the document with a different name or in a different location.  I tried assigning an "action" to "execute menu item" but I only have the "Save as" option to choose from. Is there any way to create a Javascript that will do this?

I really appreciate any help that anyone can offer.

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To do it with JavaScript requires installing a script on the local machine of each user.

See: https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how-save-pdf-acrobat-javascript

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Need just "Save" action - not "Save As"

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I need to have an action in a PDF form that will just save the document without any prompt. Just plain replace the document with the same name in the same location. I don't want the user to be asked if they want to save the document. I also don't want any option to save the document with a different name or in a different location.  I tried assigning an "action" to "execute menu item" but I only have the "Save as" option to choose from. Is there any way to create a Javascript that will do this?

I really appreciate any help that anyone can offer.

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Correct answer by try67 | Most Valuable Participant

To do it with JavaScript requires installing a script on the local machine of each user.

See: https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how-save-pdf-acrobat-javascript

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Hi there

 

We are sorry for the trouble. As described you dont want the user to be asked to save the document with name and location (Save As)

 

You may ask the users to  uncheck the protected mode at start up and see if that helps. Go to Edit (Windows), Adobe Acrobat DC (Mac) > Preferences > Enhanced Security  > Uncheck 'Enable protected mode at startup' > click OK and reboot the application and check.

 

You may also refer to the steps provided in the help link https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how-save-pdf-acrobat-javascript/ and see if that works for you.

 

Keep us posted with the results.

 

Regards

Amal

 

 

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Ctrl/Cmd + S usually works for me 🙂

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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To do it with JavaScript requires installing a script on the local machine of each user.

See: https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how-save-pdf-acrobat-javascript

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