I designed a PDF Form with LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2. The Form has a WSDL dataconnection which can be submitted in the designer pdf preview tab as well as in acrobat. Now I like to provide a form guide for this PDF Form. I defined the menu structure and added some fields. In the guides configuration menu (submit from form guide) I declared the PDF’s submit button as the Trigger for the guides Send button. I start the preview, form guide is rendered, everything fine so far … problem: send button is not working. I am not using Forms – tested only in form guides preview mode. I don’t have the Reader installed, just the Acrobat 9 extended full version. Any ideas why the connection is not working in the form guide? Maybe you cannot submit something in preview mode?
A quick solution for this is maybe to toggle the view to PDF at the and of the form guide and submit the data directly from the pdf. How do I get the buttons to the topbar in form guide, to switch to PDF Layout? I have seen them there but they don’t appear anymore. Do I have to apply a special layout in design mode?
Which version of LiveCycle are you running? Also there is an application called FormsIVS that will allow you to test your Form Guide without using workspace. Are you familiar with it? If so try it from there to see if it is workspace or a probkem with the server side WS call. If not let me know and I will describe how to use it.
FormsIVS is there but you have to deploy it yourself. If you look in Adobe\LiveCycle8.2\deploy there is a file called adobe-forms-ivs-jboss.ear (assuming you are using JBoss). Take this file and drop it into the JBoss deploy folder. It will expand out in the tmp/deploy folder. Follow the folder structure down to the forms directory. You can put your XDP in there. Now you can access the FormsIVS interface to run your tests. The URL is: http://hostname:port/FormsIVS
It is case sensitive. Try testing your form through this interface and see if the WS works.
Thats because the submit button is being taken over by the workspace chrome (the flex app around the Guide that allows the user to hit the Submit in the bottom right corner). Which guide Layout are you using. There is one created specifically for workspace. Are you using that one?