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restrice acrobat form field based upon user

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I have some acrobat forms that I will be posting on the web for our clients to fill out.  There are fields that are "for office use only", so I was wondering, short of hiding them and then un-hiding them once they're submitted, is there a way to make it so that when the clients open the file, they cannot fill out the field, but when they submit the form (we're submitting it via a mailto: link, so it's just attaching the file to an e-mail) and we get it, the processing department can then use the fields.  I know that we can open the file with acrobat and change the field from hidden to visible, but is there a way to make the field hidden until submitted or something similar?

TIA

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No, there is no mechanism in Acrobat that allows to specify "visibility" of elments based on the user. You could make the "un-hiding" of the form fields part of your submission process.
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Funny that you mention that - it's what I ended up doing.  Just made sure that the "show/hide field" action was before the "submit form" action and it seems to work just fine.  Thanks!
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