In a recent posting on the “Adobe® Acrobat® Solutions Group” on Linked-In, Mike Ellis posted the following question: “It would be useful to see a positioning statement on the various eForm options available” – Howard Treisman, Avoka CTO, explains the differences between PDF (XFA) forms, Avoka Form Factory, Adobe FormsCentral and LiveCycle ES Form Guides. Continue reading
LiveCycle Designer has a graphical way of defining a Web Service invocation – you simply create a new Data Connection based on a WSDL definition, and Designer creates all the input and output fields you need, along with a Submit button.
However, you can also quite easily invoke a Web Services from a PDF SmartForm without this visual designer – you just have to write a little code. Luckily the thoughtful PDF team gave us some really easy ways to invoke Web Services programmatically and you can do it in just a few lines. Continue reading
If your organization is like most, you have lots of forms. And one of the interesting things we’ve found as we’ve built forms for many organizations, is that there are numerous common fields across forms. Your organization is probably similar. For example, how many of your organization’s forms contain information about a generically named description such as “customer details”? It is not surprising then, that much information can end up duplicated across forms. Continue reading
If you’ve ever had to translate a form into another language, you need to read this blog. If you’ve never translated a form into another language, you should still read this blog – because if you’re not producing forms in multiple languages, you probably should be. Continue reading
LiveCycle User Assign Tasks have a neat User Interface for settings deadlines. Setting it up with a timeout and a route to follow after the deadline has elapsed is all done graphically. It is well documented and pretty easy to follow. Recently a customer came to me, asking to deadline … Continue reading
Adobe has recently released LiveCycle ES2 – the second major update to their enterprise suite. This blog takes a look at what is new for PDF form developers and designers. What is LiveCycle Designer? LiveCycle Designer is the Adobe tool for building PDF eforms. Hang on a minute, can’t you … Continue reading