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Saving "fillable" pdfs
02-22-2010, 10:38 PM
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Saving "fillable" pdfs
Hi everyone

I just managed to work out how to save the "fillable" form pdfs CIC publishes all their application forms in, so I can go back and edit later.

I'm fairly sure this won't work with the official acrobat reader, but I don't use windows, so I'm not sure.

1. Go to CIC's site and copy the full url of the application form you need, e.g. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/fo...1344EA.pdf (note it needs to be the direct url for the pdf).
2. Go here: http://rubypdf.appspot.com/pdfdecrypt.html
3. Put in the application form pdf URL from CIC.
4. Leave "User password" blank.
5. Click "Decrypt".

The page then gives you a copy of the pdf with some of the restrictions removed.

Magic

In my pdf viewing software (evince on ubuntu linux) I can then "save a copy" of the pdf after filling in the form fields, and what I put in the form is also saved. I expect there is some pdf viewing software on windows that will also let you save (once the restriction has been removed using that utility.)

Note, you can also download a windows tool that does the same thing as that website:

http://blog.rubypdf.com/softs/pdfcrypt/pdfcrypt1.0.zip

If anyone gets this working on windows and/or mac, post here, as I expect lots of people would like to be able to save their applications they are part way through working on, especially the bigger ones such as PR applications.

Matthew

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02-23-2010, 12:41 AM
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From Moby: www.oldapps.com has FoxitReader ver 3.0 and it lets me save the pdf to desktop and one can open and edit it as well.

http://oldapps.com/old_version_Foxit_Reader.php

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