Publish To Repository dialog box
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.