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LiveCycle vs Foxit?

Therese07
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I have been learning to use LiveCycle Designer for a year to create forms but the company I work for wants to replace it with Foxit because Google Chrome doesn’t support the pdfs created in LiveCycle. Which software is better, LiveCycle or Foxit?

i have no knowledge of Foxit and like using LiveCycle. Are there things that can be done in LiveCycle that can’t be done in Foxit, or vice versa? I read somewhere that it is not possible for form users to add rows to tables and the form cannot be expanded as information is added, and the data cannot be collecte/read if the form expands in Foxit. Is this correct?

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MinusZero
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Not ideal for future use, but dynamic Livecycle forms work fully in Internet Explorer.

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Bevi_Chagnon___
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Need clarification:

  • Do you mean FoxIt's Phantom PDF editing software? (FoxIt's the company, Phantom PDF is one of its software programs)
  • Are you going to use PhantomPDF to create the form, or access and use the form?
  • Are you concerned about accessibility of the PDF form?
Therese07
Level 1
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  • We will be using PhantomPDF to create forms so the public can access and return the completed forms to us.
  • I also need to know how the software compares to creating forms in LiveCycle.

Thanks.

MinusZero
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Level 7
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Not ideal for future use, but dynamic Livecycle forms work fully in Internet Explorer.

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Therese07
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Thanks. I know they work with Explorer, but more and more people are using Chrome now.

I would rather continue using LiveCycle but the management want Foxit because they have been advised that Foxit is easier to use, and may be cheaper to install on several people’s computers. They need more people being able to create forms as currently only two of us are proficient with it. Not good if one of is away and the other falls under a bus! 

altrue990
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It is untrue that Chrome doesn't support LiveCycle PDFs. What Chrome may not support is Dynamic PDFs. Chrome should be able to render static PDFs generated from LiveCycle, but keep in mind even more advanced features in LiveCycle, such as scripting, will likely not work in Chrome, as LiveCycle uses a different scripting model than AcroForms.

Therese07
Level 1
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Thank you. I will direct users to open the forms in Explorer.