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Re: Creating Editable PDF from Form Created in LiveCycle
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Charles_Myers_4
- Adobe LiveCycle
Yes, you can update forms from designer with data from any number of libraries, from iText to the Adobe PDF Java Toolkit to any variety of .NET products. The key is that there are different APIs for the XFA form (you update the XML data stream in the XFA area) and acroforms (where you update individual fields or update through FDF/XFDF import).Also, keep in mind that a reader-extended form or a signed form should be changed in incremental update mode or you'll lose the rights and the signature.

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Re: Call web service by pressing a button in PDF
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Since this thread is pretty long at this point, and I've blogged on this topic in the past, let me restate the problem and then give the solution(s) and why you're seeing the failures that you are.Problem statement:You want to distribute a form to users and have them send the results back to the server by calling a web service, rather than the typ[ical HTTP post or mailto:You don't state, and therefore I assume are not concerned about, people saving the form locally. The solution:Use of webservi...

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Re: How do i purchase access to LiveCycle Barcoded Forms?
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I just started a set of blog posts that make the need for Reader Extensions and ways to acquire it more clear. Check my blog at Datalogics titled "Tried to put a dynamic PDF417, QR or Data Matrix Barcode on a PDF form? Still have your hair?" I hope that these posts answer your questions about Reader Extensions and Barcoded Forms.

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Re: PDF417 or QR code forms
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Weezy, Getting dynamic 2D barcoded forms can be tricky... you need to use an Adobe Reader on Mac or Windows and then have the file Reader-extended. As I've seen a number of posts on this, I put together a blog post (actually a series on barcoded forms) that can be found at Datalogics. Take a look and I hope that it will answer your questions in more depth. If not, just leave a comment on the blog and I'll address it. Sorry it took so long to answer your question; I had to finish off a document t...

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Re: Alternate for reader extension
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- Adobe LiveCycle
If you want to have the form dynamically connect to the database or make web service calls, you either need to have the form reader-extended or use the full Acrobat.An alternative that you could use (this is a very narrow use case) would be to have your server put the data into a form data packet that referenced the form and dynamically serve that up, letting reader do the merge. We can chat more on this on the opff-hand chance that this could fill your need.

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Re: How do i purchase access to LiveCycle Barcoded Forms?
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Yes, you do need Reader Extensions to enable this functionality in Reader. This fnctionality is now available from Datalogics, as they have made Reader Extensions available with a lighter server footprint. You can see more on the Adobe PDF Java Tooklit with Reader Extensions page on Datalogics website.I hope that they can be an easier path to your success.

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Re: Paper forms barcode greying out
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Jag_138's reply is correct. You need the barcode form right, #9, as explained in my blog at Datalogics. Note that Datalogics is now reselling and packaging LiveCycle Reader Extensions in simpler ways that can be embedded in processes or products without the impact of the full J2EE server installation of LiveCycle. You can read more on the Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit page.

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Re: Can use adobe livecycle reader extensions es to compile adobe livecycle designer ES3 file?
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- Adobe LiveCycle
There were problems like this that were caused by a flashplayer security patch. See https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/livecycle/ZRj27vcLXOIMy memory is a bit hazy on this, as it was three years ago. There was a LiveCycle blog on this November 11, 2008http://blogs.adobe.com/livecycle/2008/11/livecycle_and_flash_player_10.htmlFlash Player 10 broke the Reader Extensions sample application included with LiveCycle ES 8.0.1, and 8.2.1. When you use it, it will essentially hang. The w...

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Re: Calling Reader Extensions from a Java application
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Reader Extensions can apply rights to any conforming PDF document, not just ones created by Adobe. That being said, the bulk of the testing is done with Adobe-generated files, so there can be problems at times if the PDF has errors that Reader overlooks (I'd call that a bug). So you can diagnose this a bit by opening in Acrobat and saving the file and then reader extending. [Note that I'm suggesting diagnostic technique rather than part of a process.]To run this, you'd create a web-service endpo...

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Re: XML data empty after reader extending form
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I've never heard of anything like this before. I'd suggest that you go down two paths.Self-diagnosis: Try a few things with the form. Your email doesn't make clear whether you're using Acrobat with the reader-extended form or you've moved over to Reader. I'd try it both ways. Also, when you reader-extend, just give it every right, like import/export form data.When you give up: And then, if all this fails, I'd contact support, pointing them to this thread.Also, anyone reading this should note tha...

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Re: Reader-extended form and expiry question
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- Adobe LiveCycle
This is a two part reply, first to answer your question and then to raise a general licensing issue.To answer your direct question, the reader extension rights will expire when the credential expires (in your example April 1, 2012). After that time, the user will get a message that depends on the version of Reader. If it is Reader 8 or before, they will get a message that the form has changed and that the rights are no longer available.For reader 9 and above, the messages were improved, so that ...

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Re: LiveCycle Form used on an iPad/Distribution Issues. PLEASE HELP!
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Dynamic XFA forms created in Designer will not work on an iPad. There is no support for XFA within Apple's PDF implementation, and Adobe's Reader does not do XFA forms either. There have been a other threads on this in the designer forum, which is where I will move this thread. I don't believe that Adobe looked at forms as the major usecase for apple mobile; anything that you might be able to do will be limited to PDF forms (designed as page overlays in Acrobat) or possibly some PDF artwork form...

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Re: Saving the fillable pdf
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Correct. Reader-extending a PDF is a capability only in full Acrobat that then enables features in Reader.

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Re: Adobe LiveCycle loses its mind when generating the XML source
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I'd suggest contacting technical support. They can work through this with you pretty easily.

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Re: Annotations and Attachments
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- Adobe LiveCycle
So you are a combination of cases 1 and 3. There is good information out there to point you in the right direction.Thom Parker, one of the Acrobat experts, did a great tutorial on this on Acrobatusers.com . So watch this and then just make sure that the form has been reader-extended for Embedded File Attachments.Questions about the use of file attachments and the javascript API are probably better asked on acrobatusers.com or in this Adobe forum. http://forums.adobe.com/community/acrobat/acrobat...

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Re: Annotations and Attachments
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- Adobe LiveCycle
There are a few different scenarios for how you may be using Reader Extensions and Reader. Let me lay them out and a bit of what may be happening in each case. Then tell me which case is yours and we can go deeper.The form is a dynamic XFA form: Annotations, even file attachment annotations, are not possible on dynamic forms. If you want to do attachments, then you need to use what was called embedded data objects back in 7.0.You are opening the form in a browser and submitting from there: Annot...

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Re: Adding attachments to PDF form
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- Adobe LiveCycle
You can reader-extend for comments with Acrobat Pro on your desktop. See this page in help, which references a video, that explains it in more detail. This will allow file attachments in comments, just so long as your form is not a dynamic form.If you're like to try this with a reader-extended form from the server, as only RE on the server can handle pdf attachments, let me know by a private message and we can exchange files.

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Re: Having issues with created PDFs requiring Japanese language font pack when they should not
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I gave this a try on a system with Acrobat Pro and Reader 10.1.1 on a 64-bit windows 7 system and did not have any issues.Can you be more specific about your operating environment? Also, is this issue isolated to your current machine, or can you replicate it on others. Reproducability is the key at this point. I will note that a look at the fonts list in Acrobat shows just Myriad. But also remember that embedded fonts are not used for fillable text fields. That goes back to the system-level defa...

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Re: Server Backup
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- Adobe LiveCycle
This question had been asked on two different forums and answered on the first thread the day after the question came up. That complete answer can be found at http://forums.adobe.com/message/3903889#3903889

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Re: Optimizing PDF's LiveCycle ES 8.2
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- Adobe LiveCycle
It depends on your definition of optimizing. If you mean optimize as in "save for fast webview," the information is in the DDX reference manual. You can find it in the ES2 documentation under "saving PDF documents" on page 35&36. The same information is available in the 8.2 livedocs.If you're looking for another kind of optimization, just let us know.

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Re: Converting PDF to LiveCycle PDFs
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I'm not sure that the "Collaboration service" forum is where you'll get your question answered. Can you be a bit more specific in your question? Are you referring to PDF forms that need to be converted to LiveCycle XFA forms in designer? Or are you talking about just bringing the PDF documents up to a current PDF version level? A bit more info will help get this to the right place.

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Re: Youse e-mail from form as send addres
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Julien is right that this is not the proper forum. But it's not clear from your question if you are looking for advice on how to do a form in LiveCycle Designer http://forums.adobe.com/community/livecycle/livecycle_es/livecycle_designer_es or you have a general Acrobat scripting question on a regular PDF form http://forums.adobe.com/community/acrobat/acrobat_scriptingI would suggest reposting to the appropriate one of these forums, and possibly with a bit more context in the question.

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Re: PDF Size will increase in size dramatically with every submit.
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- Adobe LiveCycle
The heart of the problem was that large images were being placed in XFA image fields. Due to the design of PDF and incremental updates, copies of these images were being added to the file for each file save. I'll write more on this later, most likely on the ADEP product blog. But for now, the solution is to limit the size of the image in the field. [As background, the image was used for a 1x1 inch thumbnail of a face, which is well-satisfied by a 72 DPI highly compressed JPG, or around 20-40K by...

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Re: Flex Builder 3.2.0 QTP Plug in
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And this was answered in the flex forum. See http://forums.adobe.com/thread/900873

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Re: Error appearing on table
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- Adobe LiveCycle
In Acrobat X, user tools (up in the upper right of the screen), forms, more form options, manage form data, export data

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Re: Where is upgrade? Running 9 pro with 8.2 Designer
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Hina's response deals with the technical issues of how to prepare for and execute a server upgrade from LiveCycle ES Update 1 (aka 8.2) to ES2 (9).However, I'm not sure if that's really your question. If your question is about the technical issues, Hina's comments stand wellIf you are looking for general information about upgrading the LiveCycle server, check out the upgrade page at http://www.adobe.com/products/livecycle/upgrade/If you are running Acrobat 9 pro and want to know about upgrades t...

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Re: PDF Size will increase in size dramatically with every submit.
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- Adobe LiveCycle
You sent a file to support that shows the problem well. The signed file had 7 incremental updates, and each update was about 1.3MB. But I noted that the image size varied significantly. Some were GIFs were 3KB while the TIFs were 360KB (all measured on the base64 data). I would venture to say that you won't have a dramatic issue like this if the files are 1/100th the sizeI kicked this around with a key form developer (see his blog) and he had a great idea. You can check the size of the image tha...

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Re: PDF Size will increase in size dramatically with every submit.
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I'd like to see one of the files that has grown so much. Or, better yet, I'd like to see a sequence of files, base, after submit with one image, after the next submit that adds another image, etc., and we can diagnose from there; also, a step where just some of the form data, not pictures, are changed. But I'd also suggest that you get the 10 day trial pdf canopener from Windjack to inspect the files yourself for the base data AND that you count the number of %%EOF so that you can see the number...

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Re: PDF Size will increase in size dramatically with every submit.
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I've been in touch with the support person in Edinburgh and looked at your files and your various attempts to make the size smaller. Simply stated, it really is working as designed, but it is difficult to appreciate that unless you go a bit deeper into the file. Or, to say this another way, it grows dramatically in size because you have added dramatic amounts of data.So, using your example of this form with a 1.9MB TIF image embedded as a inch-square thumnail five times, I picked up most of this...

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Re: ADOBE LIVE CYCLE ES with SharePoint 2010
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- Adobe LiveCycle
If you're on maintenance and support, you should have received information entitling you to an upgrade. I am not going to say that this is easy, as it depends upon your forms and, more importantly your processes and any Java code you have. In general, I'd suggest that you talk to whoever installed your system in the first place before you proceed through an upgrade. There are great benefits to moving to ES2 and beyond, but I would never call the process trivial. I'd check out the upgrade section...

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