Document Handling (Options dialog box)

Use this dialog box to modify the default file type for new forms, the recently used file list, compression and backup options, image file browser options, and font substitution options.

To display this dialog box, select Tools > Options and select Document Handling from the list on the left.

Default File Type For New Forms
Specifies the default file type for new forms. This setting affects the Save As dialog box default and the file format used in the Preview PDF tab if the form has never been saved.
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.

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 File (.xdp)
Sets the default file type for new forms to the native XML-based file format created by Designer. Use this option if you will be using Forms. Notice that the XDP Preview Format setting in the Preview tab (Form Properties dialog box) controls the PDF used for Preview PDF for this file type.

Recently Used File List
Controls the number of files shown in the recently used file list. Type the number of file names to display. The maximum is 10.

Save PDF Files Compressed
Compresses PDF files when saved.

Create Backup Copy on Save
Creates a backup file when you save a form design. The backup copy is saved in the same location as the form design. _BAK is appended to the file name before the extension. The backup copy preserves the previous version of a file when you save, in case you need to restore the previous version.

Create Translation IDs when Saving
Creates identifiers (XLIFF) for the translatable text in the form design. XLIFF is an XML-based format for exchanging localization data. See Prepare for translation for more information.

Show Default File Browser
Specifies the file browser that you want to use as a default. You can load an external COM component (such as a file browser component) that looks in a specialized repository. If you have any such components registered on your computer, Designer detects them and displays them in this list.

Modify Font Substitutions
Defines font substitutions for documents that are missing fonts.

Show Missing Fonts dialog box only if fonts do not have a substitution defined
Displays the Missing Fonts dialog box if one or more fonts do not have a substitution defined.

Show Warning dialog box when Report palette is hidden
Displays the Target Version Warning dialog box when the Report palette is hidden.

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