LiveCycle has been replaced by Adobe Experience Manger which can convert
both the PDF and XML (LiveCycle) forms into the newer format. One of the
largest creators of LiveCycle forms, http://www.irs.gov, was still
creating forms in March 2018. I expect that Experience Form Manager is
using HTML5 and directed at enterprise users since it is sold on a
contact basis only.
If using the digitally sign feature of Acrobat/Reader, there is a
special digital certificate that is attached to the PDF that includes a
lot of information as when the PDF form was signed and information to
tell if the form has been changed and the ability to "roll back" the
form to a state prior to the signature being applied.Fill and sign is a
different product for applying a signature to the PDF.Use of the digital
certificate can be used to validate legal or business forms
formulas is not coding. To program Excel you need to use VBA.Will your
form be used by Reader?Acrobat does not support dynamic forms. LiveCycle
is much better at performing dynamic form tasks like adding rows to a
table and adjusting for the added content.
Reader does when the LiveCycle form is in the PDF format. So as noted in
Acrobat or Reader is "sandboxed" or very will isolated from your
Acrobat or Reader form the possibility of running malicious code.It
might be possible ...
The code for the function "standardDeviation" is placed in a document
documentation under Help in LiveCycle has documentation on how to do
There are way to work around some of these issues with more advance
programing.One can place the values to process into an array, use a
filter to remove unwanted items from the array and use a call back
function to sum the array.