print to pdf with XML in osx

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Dec 15, 2018

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Hi

I have a very frustrating issue that only exists on Mac devices.

we have a simple livecycle form that uses XML - it is a daily report. When the report is completed in windows the user "prints to pdf" and now all the fields are no longer changeable.

on the Mac I cannot print or save to PDF and all the optimisation options do not work on forms with XML.

can someone please tell me what I need to do to get this to work?

much appreciated.

Jonni

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Most Valuable Participant , Dec 16, 2018
try67 Most Valuable Participant , Dec 16, 2018
AFAIK, it's not possible. You can ask here, though: LiveCycle Designer

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 16, 2018

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The Adobe PDF printer doesn't work on Mac computers any more due to changes made by Apple to the OS (basically forbidding virtual printers). Your options are therefore very limited. I would suggest using a Windows machine (maybe even via Parallels) to do it.

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Hi

unfortunately that is not workable in my case. Plus I would then need to use my CC license on a machine just for One form

are there really no other options. I can’t open the file in PS I tried that already.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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Why do you need to do it in the first place? Just to lock the fields?

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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You cannot open the file in any other app. You cannot print to PDF or save to PDF on Mac.

Maybe there is JavaScript to flatten XFA forms?

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yes you are correct just to lock the Fields. I tried to enable protection but I was still able to change the field entries.

I will look up the java script idea.

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AFAIK, it's not possible. You can ask here, though: LiveCycle Designer

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I found a work around to this.  Not very elegant, but I converted the XML form to Word in acrobat pro and then saved as a pdf on my Mac.  

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