I've never worked with an Adobe product other than as a user with Reader.
I now have Livecycle installed but I'm not sure if it alone will meet my needs. Here is what I'm trying to accomplish:
I was given a form already created that is locked. (So I believe I need Livecycle to read it - I am fine making a copy of this form but I need access to the existing validations).
-I want to be able to pre-fill the fields based on some external input (XML most likely)
-I want to allow the user to modify the fields and click a button to send the data (XML) off to a web service (a dynamic URL that I want to set when the user launches the form).
-This web service will require some sort of authentication, so I'll need to pass that along too.