EMERGENCY: Usage rights error when opening a pdf using Adobe LiveCycle ES2

Hello Everybody,

I need to add code to a .pdf file that was created with Adobe LiveCycle ES2.  When I try to open the .pdf I get the message that opening the form will remove the usage rights. Subsequently, the code that I need to add for an Email Submit button doesn't work.  

What does this error mean?

Can I reenable usage rights if they are removed?

I have attached images of the error for reference.

Thanks for your help!Adobe LiveCycle Usage Rights ErrorAdobe-LiveCycle-ERROR.jpg
Eric BurtonSr.ProgrammerAsked:
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Don't worry. This message is normal.

When the form was compiled it was saved so that standard Adobe Reader users can use the form. This is called assigning User Rights. It puts a "special wrapper" around a PDF that removes certain editable options, but does not require Acrobat Pro to complete the form.

A Lifecycle form is (after it is designed) opened in Acrobat Pro and then saved as a User Right enabled PDF. The Save option has different names depending on which Acrobat version you have.

When you open a User Right enabled file in an Editor such as Lifecycle, it will remove the "wrapper" and returns it to its editable state, which is what you want. However it displays the warning you have posted.

You can "Yes" that dialog box and do your edit. But you need to enable Usage Rights again in Acrobat Pro, after you have finished editing in LC.

In Acrobat Pro X and later version this can be found in File>Save As (or Save as Other...)> Reader extended.

Earlier version had this option under the Advanced Menu.


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Eric BurtonSr.ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Great solution! Thanks!
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