Spawning + signing + Reader extended issue

Hi experts,


Please help me to understand this issue.

End-user uses Reader XI.

I have a form that use the spawning from template feature and that requires Certificate signatures.

According to documentation, Certificate signatures fields requires the form to be Reader-extended even for Reader XI, but… when extended, the form cannot spawn pages, and… spawning works fine when the form is not extended.

Is there something that I need to know to keep my hair safe?
;-)


JR Boulay


5 Answers

Voted Best Answer

The extended rights need to be applied by the LiveCycle server.


By George Kaiser   

George is right. When you assign extended rights to a document with Acrobat, you can only pick one set of rights. With the server solution, you are free to mix and match.

The problem is that Reader assigns certain rights to a form automatically - unless there is information in the document that defines a different set of rights. That is why you still have to reader enable a XFA form you've created in Designer, even though you are using Reader XI to fill and save. Reader does not "see" the save rights anymore with such a document.

Karl Heinz Kremer
PDF Acrobatics Without a Net
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Karl Heinz Kremer   

Spawning pages don’t requires the form to be extended, certificate sign fields requires the form to be extended with Acrobat.

And spawning + certificate-signing requires the form to be extended using LiveCycle.

Is that I really understood?

Why an extended form cannot spawn pages? I don’t understand…


JR Boulay   

Lookup Doc.spawnPageFromTemplate() (http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/11/Acrobat11_HTMLHelp/JS_API_AcroJS.89.542.html) and check the quick bar at the top:

spawnPageFromTemplate

The "F" in the fourth column indicates that you need form rights to use this command. You cannot assign form rights with Adobe Acrobat, you can only do this with LC Reader Extensions. Reader XI gives your form a subset of these form rights so that you can use this command. You do need extended Reader rights to use this command, but you are getting them for free with Reader XI. As I explained, when your form comes with a different set of rights, the rights that travel with the form take precedence, and what you get for free with a non-extended form goes away with your reader extended form.

This is my interpretation, based on what I've read and my experiments.

Karl Heinz Kremer
PDF Acrobatics Without a Net
PDF Software Development, Training and More...
http://www.khkonsulting.com


Karl Heinz Kremer   

OK Karl, I understand. Thanks for replying (and George too).

These "rules" are completely absurd and ridiculous. Some Adobe guys are probably mad…

;-)


JR Boulay   


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