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Replacement for LiveCycle Designer

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I was informed recently by a client that Adobe is (will) be replacing LiveCycle Designer by a all new program, and it will be necessary to re-make all their forms with this new program, and they would rather use a contractor who is familiar with this new program.

Considering, I follow what’s going on with LiveCycle, I find it hard to believe that there is a new program that Adobe is coming out with to replace LiveCycle Designer ES4.

Could someone from Adobe confirm or deny the existence of this new program. My own opinion is that the new management just wishes to change contactors and is not being honest.

Kind Regards

Martin

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That is completely false.   There is no replacement for LiveCycle Designer ES4 and you will not have to remake you forms in some other tool.  Designer will continue to exist and be enhanced.  As you might know we just had a major release in March and a service pack release in Sept which included updates to Designer.

Please contact me with a private message about where you heard this.   I'd like to reach out to your source and set them straight.

Thanks,

Jeff Stanier

Group Product Manager

LiveCycle

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That is completely false.   There is no replacement for LiveCycle Designer ES4 and you will not have to remake you forms in some other tool.  Designer will continue to exist and be enhanced.  As you might know we just had a major release in March and a service pack release in Sept which included updates to Designer.

Please contact me with a private message about where you heard this.   I'd like to reach out to your source and set them straight.

Thanks,

Jeff Stanier

Group Product Manager

LiveCycle

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Here we are in 2018 and LiveCycle is being sunsetted.  Now, what is the replacement for LiveCycle Designer that is just as simple and easy to use with a similar cost?  Plus, will allow the use of the existing LiveCycle forms that have been created.

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Hi Jeff,

Please allow me to mention that we recently are facing several crashes per day when using Adobe LiveCycle especially when we preview. Following are the two most common errors that forces you eventually to close Workbench / Designer and open them again:

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I hope such problem will be resolved soon.

Tarek

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The replacement from Adobe is AEM Forms, and you have the chance to port the created forms to the new designer. I think some additional work is needed to restore the original functionality 100%. In our case, we have decided to move to HTML5 and redevelop the all the forms from scratch using Javascript, Angular and CSS.

Tarek

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I had the same crashing issue. I had to go back to Acrobat 11. Once I did the crashing stopped.

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Is there a way to ONLY get the Designer portion via AEM?  We do not need the management tools and the cost is greatly prohibitive, especially for our clients who also creates their own forms.  We are ONLY looking for a forms creation tool of which we can create interactive paper forms which is used by a digital pen with a pattern overlay.  Our proprietary system provides the pattern overlay so that strokes written onto a paper form may be recorded by the digital pen.  That handwritten data is then interpreted and converted to structured data.

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Oh, that looks pretty advanced... you tempted me to see a demo! Do you think that stuff work with Adobe AEM designer?

Tarek

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We are not finding that to be true. We have updated our version of Lifecycle and the large majority of people we service are unable to view the Lifecycle document. When we contacted Adobe, we were informed that Lifecycle was not supported and we should make our forms in Adobe DC or InDesign. All we want to do is have the options like you do in the Lifecycle software, for the content to move down when some writes pages of content, so the document can be printed out with all the information.