form 1263 ( will not allow me to save a completed copy, says doc is encrypted

Asked by Laura Alsford on 2011-02-22

After downloading a version of the form 1263, I complete the form but I cannot save it (pdf doc, one option to 'save a copy', no export option), when I try to save I get the message 'fie cannot be saved as <filename>, document is encrypted'.

If I cannot save it I cannot attach it to my visa application. Please help

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

This is a known bug. The form is digitally signed, and cannot be modified without breaking the signature. Evince refuses to do this.

Try printing the form to your PDF printer,

File->print->print to file->PDF

then see if you can edit that?

mycae (mycae) said : #2

There is an alternate solution.

copy the PDF to your home folder, and rename it to "form.pdf" (all lower case).

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T, or from applications menu)

And cut and paste these two commands:

sudo apt-get install qpdf
qpdf --decrypt form.pdf form-decrypted.pdf

You will be prompted for your password, and some software will be downloaded securely from the repository.

A new PDF will appear in your home folder called "form-decrypted.pdf", you will be able to save this.

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