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I am trying to combine a pdf converted from Word with a pdf fillable form that was created for me by a professional. When I attempt to combine the two files I get the following message:

"Acrobat does not support the conversion of one or more of your files to PDF. Please remove these files or go to Settings and choose the PDF Portfolio option"

I do not want a portfolio. I just need to combine the 2 files. I'm using the "Combine Files" function in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.  Can someone help?

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Yes... If you want to be able to merge it with a non-LCD file you have to convert it to a "normal" PDF, which means that if it has any kind of form fields or scripts you'll have to re-do all of them from scratch.

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I am trying to combine a pdf converted from Word with a pdf fillable form that was created for me by a professional. When I attempt to combine the two files I get the following message:

"Acrobat does not support the conversion of one or more of your files to PDF. Please remove these files or go to Settings and choose the PDF Portfolio option"

I do not want a portfolio. I just need to combine the 2 files. I'm using the "Combine Files" function in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.  Can someone help?

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Yes... If you want to be able to merge it with a non-LCD file you have to convert it to a "normal" PDF, which means that if it has any kind of form fields or scripts you'll have to re-do all of them from scratch.

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The error message is pretty clear. You can't merge those files to a single PDF, unless you find and solve the issue (if possible).

Is any of the files secured, digitally signed, or was created using LiveCycle Designer?

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My message was pretty clear . One of the files was created by a professional. How do I know if it was secured, digitally signed, or created using LiveCycle Designer?

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Open the file.

Does it say "(SECURED)" in the title? If so, it's secured.

Look under the Signature panel on the left. Is there a signature there? If so, it's digitally signed.

Look under File - Properties - Description. Does it say "Adobe LiveCycle Designer" under PDF Producer? If so, it's an LCD form.

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Thank you. Yes, it was created with LiveCycle Designer. Does that mean I'm out of luck?

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Yes... If you want to be able to merge it with a non-LCD file you have to convert it to a "normal" PDF, which means that if it has any kind of form fields or scripts you'll have to re-do all of them from scratch.

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May be that you can combine the files with LiveCycle Designer.

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I need to combine a lot of files signed. Could you help me? How can I do?

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You can't. Only as a Portfolio.

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Hello, 

For the PDF that's giving you problems.  Print and save as a PDF, the form fields go away but your entries will not.

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