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Assembling PDF documents 13
Other characteristics adopted from the base document (Doc1), including metadata, page labels, and
Optionally, the result document may include a table of contents constructed from the bookmarks in
Assembling encrypted documents
When you assemble a document, you can also encrypt the PDF document with a password. After a PDF
document is encrypted with a password, a user must specify the password to view the PDF document in
Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat Professional, or Acrobat Standard. To encrypt a PDF document with a
password, the DDX document must contain encryption element values that are required to encrypt a PDF
The Encryption service does not have to be part of your LiveCycle ES installation to encrypt a PDF
document with a password.
If one or more of the input documents is encrypted, you must provide a password to open the document
as part of the DDX.
Assembling documents using Bates numbering
When you assemble a document, you can use Bates numbering to apply a unique page identifier to each
page. When you use Bates numbering, each page in the document (or set of documents) is assigned a
number that uniquely identifies the page. For example, manufacturing documents that contain bill of
material information and are associated with the production of an assembly can contain an identifier. A
Bates number contains a sequentially incremented numeric value and an optional prefix and suffix. The
prefix + numeric value + suffix is referred to as a bates pattern.
The following illustration shows a PDF document that contains a unique identifier located in the
Flattening and assembling documents
You can use the Assembler service to assemble and transform interactive PDF documents (for example,
forms) to a non-interactive PDF document. An interactive PDF document lets users enter or modify data
located in the PDF document fields. The process of transforming an interactive PDF document to a
non-interactive PDF document is called flattening. When a PDF document is flattened, form fields retain
their graphical appearance but are no longer interactive. One reason to flatten a PDF document is to
ensure that data cannot be modified. In addition, scripts associated with the fields no longer function.
Note:The Assembler service can assemble non-interactive PDF documents without the Output service
being part of your LiveCycle ES installation if the input PDF document is based on an Acrobat form
or a static XFA form. However, if the input PDF document is a dynamic XFA form, the Output service