This is because some (or all) of your forms were created in LiveCycle Designer, so even though they are PDF files, they are actually created from an XML tree and therefore cannot be merged. I don`t know if flattening these files will help. You may need to “fry” them, that is, send them to the PDF printer that would create “flat” PDF files, and then you could merge them (but again, you will lose the form fields).————————————-Visit my website for custom PDF scripts: try67.blogspot.comContact me personally: firstname.lastname@example.org Someone from Fiverr merges PDF documents and can download newer PDFs that I received from a government website. , do not merge. You receive the error message “Adobe XML forms cannot be merged.” Is there a way to convert these forms to a mergeable PDF format? Here is the error message he receives. However, if you try to save it, the file is exactly the same XML PDF file or if you do something like Optimize, it says, “This file contains an Adobe XML form. These files cannot be optimized. I have a bunch of PDF forms that I`ve filled out that I want to merge into one PDF file that can be printed. When I try to combine the files, I get the error message “Adobe XML files cannot be merged”. Is there a way to make XML files typical of PDF files that can be merged? The file extension for “xml” files is already .pdf. Thank you! LiveCycle Designer forms (also known as XML forms) cannot be merged as normal PDF files. They can only be edited via an LCD screen.
The command that gave me the best value for money was: I was able to open the XML form file in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, extract the file, and then paste it back into my PDF document. Open the file, and then click Page Thumbnails in the left column. Click the page icon below and select Extract Pages from the drop-down menu. Save the file, and then you should be able to paste it back into a PDF document. Worked for me anyway! Although this is an extra and painful step, it seems to be the easiest without having to use any additional software. But if necessary, do not print to a file. Print to Adobe PDF, make sure Print to File is turned off. I am currently using DynamicPDF Merger for .NET to fill in the fields of an XML form created by Adobe Designer (PDF version 1.6 Acrobat 7) Run OCR and add form fields if desired.
it only works on a PC. If you have a Mac, you can`t print a PDF file as a PDF, you can only save it. This is the most glaring problem for Adobe MacBook, IMO users. I just used something called graphics converter. It`s free, but I think I use it so much that I paid for it. A few dollars. I drag PDF into the graphics converter and save it again as PDF. Works perfectly! You can try opening the form in Acrobat, exporting it as image files, and then creating a file in Acrobat from those images. Thanks to those who have ansered. I found a solution that might be less elegant, but rather quick by taking a snapshot of each page and then saving it as a PDF. Loses some of the clarity/quality, but it`s not critical in this case. Wondershare PDFelement – PDF Editor is the best choice to convert XML to PDF files.
It includes a comprehensive set of useful features that allow you to edit your PDF files. It also supports 30 different file formats as well as PDF. It`s no wonder so many professionals use it to create and edit PDFs. After opening the XML file on your computer, click the Print button in the program that you used to open the file. You need to select “Wondershare PDFelement” as the printer option. Hi, the files are all similar, for example with the same field names. This returns an error if PDF files are executed by the Combine method. If this is the case, the only way to merge them all is to collapse the form fields (in Acrobat Preflight) so that the form fields are no longer real files, so you have no problem combining them. The other method you have is to combine them into a portfolio, but don`t think that`s what you`re looking for.
I hope this helps? I was able to combine the PDFs on a Mac with the preview. Open the thumbnail sidebar of both files and drag and drop the pages you want to merge. This erased the contents of a checkbox that I had to check again. It also removed some of the numbering formatting. So it`s not perfect, but it works. Printing and scanning to PDF seems to be the only ideal way to do this. Then clear all the minus “Show Adobe PDF results” check boxes. Are you sure this is not a file created by exporting form field data to an XML file? SeamlessDocs.com started doing a lot of projects where we can convert PDFs to online versions using XML. They can then be submitted in print or online with electronic signatures while keeping the PDF format.
I do not know if it will solve everyone`s problems; I know they just did a big project for a big state Department of Transportation.