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LiveCycle designed forms not displaying saved info when edited in a browser, saved and viewed in AR

New Here ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Question regarding LiveCycle created PDFs. I have recently found that PDF forms made with LiveCycle ES4 and displayed in the browser, edited in the browser, and saved in the browser. When opened via Acrobat Reader or Reader Pro contain no data in the form fields. I was interested if anyone has run into this within their shops and maybe have figured out a solution.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Under NO circumstances should XFA forms be edited in non-Adobe software that does not support XFA forms. Including all browsers except (just for now IE). Users MUST use Reader or Acrobat.

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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LiveCycle (XFA) forms are not really PDFs. XFA is an XML forms technology that requires a special XFA viewer.  And most 3rd party PDF viewers don't recognize them.  Trying to edit and view a LiveCycle form in anything other than Acrobat/Reader is futile. 

 

 

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

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