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Flatten PDF forms generated in LiveCycle

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Deferred/NotEnoughTime

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Matt Fox / Matt Fox (mattfox78)

Created: 02/19/2012

Components: Document Management, PDF Form

Versions: 10.0

Failure Type: Enhancement Request

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: Public Beta /

Priority/Frequency: Minor / Some users will encounter

Locale/System: English / Platforms All

Vote Count: 1

The ability to flatten XFA pdf documents that have been populated with data would be a huge benefit.

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Watson Bug ID:	3117809

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  1. September 08, 2015 00:00:00: 1_PDFWithLiveCycleForm.pdf


This is a new Feature request. Cant be taken up now. Deferred.
Comment by Rupesh K.
20770 | February 21, 2012 06:39:08 AM GMT
+1 - Maybe there's time now?
Vote by External U.
20774 | September 07, 2015 03:19:51 PM GMT
Hi Rupesh, I believe this was already fixed? Just run flatten="yes" on a LiveCycle form and see result PDF is flattened. Repro (where PDFWithLiveCycleForm.pdf contains a form created w/ LiveCycle Designer): <cfpdf action="write" source="#expandPath('./PDFWithLiveCycleForm.pdf')#" destination="#expandPath('./FlattenedPDF.pdf')#" overwrite="true" flatten="yes"> Verified in CF11 Update 5 (build 11,0,05,293506). Should the documentation for <cfpdf>'s flatten attribute be changed from: "Applies to forms created in Acrobat only (not forms created in LiveCycle)" to "Applies to forms created in Acrobat and LiveCycle" Thanks!, -Aaron
Comment by External U.
20771 | September 07, 2015 05:19:19 PM GMT
I've attached the PDFWithLiveCycleForm.pdf which flatten="true" successfully flattens. mattfox78, could you please confirm if the issue is fixed or not? Thanks!, -Aaron
Comment by External U.
20772 | September 07, 2015 05:22:35 PM GMT
I've also confirmed the same in CF10 Update 15 (build 10,0,15,292620).
Comment by External U.
20773 | September 07, 2015 05:27:53 PM GMT
Hi Adobe, Did you see my 2015 repro proving this ticket is fixed? I've just confirmed flatten="true" still successfully flattens LiveCycle forms in CF2018. Thus CF's docs are incorrect. Please see my 09/07/2015 17:19:19 GMT comment. Thanks!, -Aaron
Comment by Aaron N.
29501 | August 16, 2018 04:02:00 AM GMT