Modifying a form to run a custom control in Read mode

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This option is available only for custom controls. Some custom controls do not render anything for display in Read mode. With this setting, you can force the custom control to display in Read mode.


  1. Open the form and click the custom control.
  2. Choose Edit - Properties or Applet - Object Properties.
  3. Choose "Run object when reading document" in the properties box.
  4. Close the properties box.
  5. Save and close the form.


When a user opens a document, the object automatically launches in Read mode. The user can change the object and print the changes, but cannot save the changes without first putting the document into Edit mode.