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Server side rendering of static Adobe forms

Dear Adobe experts,

we have created a lot of forms with the Adobe LiveCycle Designer that include client side JavaScript to change the presence/visibility of form elements. Unfortunately, a security policy prevents this JavaScript from being executed on the client.

In the Adobe LiveCycle Designer, we observe that the PDFs are rendered correctly without client side JavaScript if we just change the preview render format to "Static PDF Form". We also changed the default render format for the server to "Static PDF Form" in the template settings. However, the downloaded and generated PDFs are not rendered correctly - just as if the JavaScript was not executed.

Is there a setting on the server side that prevents the server from generating the static PDF file with JavaScript? Is this in principle a feasible solution to generate PDFs for clients that do not support client side JavaScript? Do we have to modify all our forms such that they can be generated without JavaScript only using subform binding only?

Best regards,


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    Jun 26, 2017 at 01:16 PM


    I don't really understand your question.

    Is your form interactive so that it has to be dynamic? Or is it a print form which can be static?

    If it is a print form, just generate it as a static form and let the scripting be executed on server side. In static forms scripting is executed on server side only.

    Best regards

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