I've been asked to create a dynamic form for our Flight Operations training department. The required fields to be filled out by the training pilots will differ slightly based on the type of training, type of aircraft, etc.
Normally this wouldn't be an issue but our Ops department would like to use the iPad (I know, I know) when in the Flight Simulator. If the iPad option doesn't work out, they still want things done a certain way on a laptop.
The Chief Pilot wants things to flow this way:
Is this possible? Or will I have to create seperate forms for every training scenario? I've explained this wouldn't be an issue if we avoided using the iPad but they want me to explore this option anyway.
Currently PDF forms will not work on an iPad ...so this is a non starter. There are means to have a representation of the form on the iPad but you will need LiveCycle Server to do that for you. Is that an option or are you simply looking at Acrobat?Designer?
Actually, PDF forms will work on the iPad without Livecycle Server. I have designed forms in LiveCycle, saved as static, and open on the iPad using PDF Expert. This app will allow you to fill out the form the same as if you were on your laptop; See attached image. It just doesn't support dynamic flowable forms.(This is a quick conversion of an existing form for testing. All forms are in the process of being redone.)
Our plans are to combine a lot of our forms into one and generate the layout with the required fields/sections based on the type of training. I've been doing some more research and I think my original question is more confusing then it has to be.
Let me ask it this way; I have LC open in Design View. Can I switch to Preview PDF, dynamically populate the form with the fields/sections I want and render that view out as a static form? Still keeping it interactive or fillable or whatever the terminology is?
"...you will need LiveCycle Server to do that for you. Is that an option.."
I should have answered your question...no, at this time, Livecycle server is not in play. We will be looking at LC server and certain modules down the road but were trying to keep the cost at a minimum in the early stages of this project.