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conversion problem with xfa forms

Post by sanja » Mon May 13, 2019 6:34 am

Hi,

I'm not an expert so sorry in advance for my beginner question. I want to save/convert a PDF with xfa forms for friends who are not able to open this document (see attachment). How can I do this?

Thank you so much in advance!
Sanja
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Besonderp Verpflichtungserklärung (einzelne_BCrlicheCrliche Personen), Anlage 2.pdf
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Re: conversion problem with xfa forms

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 am

Hi Sanja,

Thanks for the post - I'm afraid that this isn't possible with our software, or any other software I know of. This is because the scripts in the form are coded using a different API than the standard Adobe JavaScript API, so it's not possible for a simple conversion to take place, and the XFA specification is proprietary and owned by Adobe, so only Adobe's products can edit these forms the way that you would need.

Thanks,
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
Thank you.

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Re: conversion problem with xfa forms

Post by sanja » Mon May 13, 2019 2:34 pm

Hi Will,

thank you for your fast and helpful reply!

All the best,
Sanja

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Re: conversion problem with xfa forms

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon May 13, 2019 3:26 pm

Not a problem! :D
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
Thank you.

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Re: conversion problem with xfa forms

Post by siSINka » Tue May 14, 2019 1:35 pm

Try this:
- print XFA form as *pdf (in PDF-XChange Lite or PDF Creator)
- add manualy fillable fields there (in PDF-XChange Editor Plus) or use Adobe Acrobat
(see my thread here: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=32502)

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Re: conversion problem with xfa forms

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Tue May 14, 2019 10:17 pm

Thank you for the suggestion siSINka,

Note that while this method may work, you should also keep a backup copy of the original document, as printing PDF to PDF can sometimes lead to document corruption, and restoring what was lost is not always possible.

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