Publish To Repository dialog box

This dialog box is available only in the stand-alone version of Designer. Use this dialog box to put a form design and its linked files in a shared or web folder where it can be accessed by many users or by other applications. If the form contains a link to an external file when the form design and files are published, the list in the form design is modified to reflect the new location of the file.

To display this dialog box, click File > Publish To Repository.

Save in
Specifies the location where you want to publish the form.

File name
Displays the file name.

Save as type
Lists the file types that you can publish.
Adobe Static PDF Form (*.pdf)
Saves forms as static PDF, based on the Acrobat and Adobe Reader target version specified. Static PDF forms render once and are displayed on the client in the Acrobat or Adobe Reader target version. They are not rerendered in response to user interaction. The PDF form may have been designed with a flowable layout, but when the static PDF form is created, its layout is fixed and the resulting PDF form will not rerender on the client. Static PDF forms can be interactive or non-interactive.

Adobe Dynamic XML Form (*.pdf)
Saves forms as dynamic PDF, based on the Acrobat and Adobe Reader target version. The form design can contain dynamic elements. Dynamic PDF forms render on the client in Adobe Reader and, depending on the end-user interactions, can rerender on the client several times. Changes to the appearance of an object are possible in Adobe Reader because Adobe Reader has enough information to rerender the final output. For example, objects can change color, pagination can change, and objects can appear or disappear. If the end user clicks a button that adds a new row to a table, the form is rerendered in Adobe Reader.

Adobe XML Form (*.xdp)
Publishes forms using the native XML-based file format created by Designer. Use this option if you will be using Forms.

Designer Template (*.tds)
Publishes the form as a template (.tds) file. It can contain components and settings, such as fonts, page layout, formatting, and scripts. Use it as a starting point for a new form.

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