Refer to this document for some suggestions:AEM 6.1 Forms Help | PDF
Forms to HTML5 Forms If all you own is Adobe Designer, you can author
forms (XDP). Those forms become HTML when rendered using the Adobe
LiveCycle / AEM server components, which is a separate product.
If you don't need the dynamic features of LiveCycle, you can save the
form as static. This will render on most PDF viewers. Alternatively, you
could add a page zero with instructions on how to use the form:Adobe
Experience Manager Help | Changing Page Zero content in Designer The
HTML functionality of LiveCycle is a server product, not included with
the standalone / Acrobat bundled Designer.
Looking at your code snippets, if you are changing the values within the
rather than the `value` property. I do not have experience with the
Adobe SDK, but keep in mind that most APIs used to modify PDFs will
modify only the AcroForm representation of the form. If you are using a
dynamic form, you will have to update the XML of the XML Data DOM by
That's not 100% true...Static XFA forms also include an AcroForm
version, which really is a PDF. However, you are limited to the features
of "real" PDFs, which means that the only value add being provided by
LiveCycle Designer is its layout capabilities.
You can refactor your forms into multiple XDP files (using fragments),
but if you want to store non-XDP (LiveCycle) content in your form, you
can embed SWFs and images. All other formats can only be stored in a PDF
Adobe LiveCycle has been withdrawn from the market. The replacement is
AEM Forms (a server side suite). It would be nice if someone from Adobe
would state whether the designer tool can be purchased standalone.
Truncation is allowed in the XFA spec, basically if there is no other
option (i.e. the content doesn't fit and there is no other place to put
it). I would imagine the content has gotten so big that it could not fit
on even in the contentArea of a new page, thus truncating it where it
was originally placed. I would trying allowing page breaks in all your
subforms, to narrow down the issue
LiveCycle was unbundled from Acrobat after Acrobat X. Designer ES4 was
renamed into AEM Forms Designer. You can find a trial of it here:
LiveCycle Blog: AEM Forms Designer Demoversion//AEM Forms Designer Trial
If the forms are not dynamic (i.e. they open in a regular viewer), you
can "convert" them by using a tool to remove the XFA dictionary from the
AcroForm Dictionary in the PDF. Acrobat will then recognize it as a
regular PDF and let you edit it.