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Saving form pages as separate PDF Files in Adobe LifeCycle Designer

Hello Experts,

I have a 22 page form that I designed in Adobe LifeCycle Designer; how do I save each page to a separate PDF in one batch?  How do I designate the file names for these PDF files before they are created?

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Mike
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Hi

Use Acrobat Pro instead of LifeCycle. Under Document look for menu option Split Document.

The option dialog allows you to set the amount of pages you want to split this to so make this equal to your total page count to get one page PDFs as a result.

You have limited ways to specify the file names, and I don't think you can have any other than rule based names if you have no bookmarks in your document, so different individual names are difficult to achieve unless you have bookmarks specified. Otherwise it does it like "OriginalName_page1.pdf"

To set naming options press the Output Options button.

hth
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Hi Capt.

When I open the PDF file in Acrobat Pro and select Document, the "split document" selection is greyed out.  What could be the problem?

Thanks,
Mike
Hi Mike

I assume other options are greyed out too?

This sounds like the PDF is protected. The author may have applied security to stop any alterations to the document.

You can check this by going to File>Properties, under the 'Security' tab you can see what is permitted and what not...

capt.
Hi capt.

Yes, the other options are greyed out too.  I am the author of the document, which I created in LifeCycle and I didn't apply any security settings to it, that I know of.  Where would I change security options in LifeCycle?

Thanks,
Mike
Hi Mike

Ooops. I am so sorry. I have just been reading up on this as it seemed weird to have restrictions on security level, given you created the document.

It appears that you cannot split LC documents in Acrobat as the underlying XML is of a different format. I was sure I had done this in the past so did not check if anything had changed.

I have just created a document in LC and tried to do the same with exactly the same results.

This means that my instructions do not work on LC documents. I am very sorry about that.

As there are no obvious tools in LC I don't know what to suggest right now, but will research this further

capt.
There are guides for programmatic use out there:
Using LiveCycle to programmatically split PDF documents

This sounds quite complex but I guess this is born out of the need for a solution that is much easier to achieve with Acrobat. Consensus seems that if at all possible forms that need splitting or other manipulation afterwards are better created using Acrobat forms, but that does not help much if you have created yours already....

Again sorry for the inconvenience.
Hi capt.

No need to apologize - I appreciate your help.  But for reference, how do I create a new form with Acrobat Pro?  When I try to do so it opens up in Adobe LifeCycle.

Thanks,
Mike
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Thank you so much for all the help!

Mike
Mike, my pleasure. Glad we found a working solution in the end :o)

Thanks for the accept.

capt.