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Had a similar issue to this one just yesterday, for some reason as soon as the form was opened Reader consumed about half a gigabyte of memory, which would completely lock up some older machines. We tried the new Designer 8.2 SP2, and when the form was open, re-saved in a new name and re-opened Reader it only consumed about 50Mb. Really don't know how or why our form design had ended up with this problem, but for us the newly released Designer 8.2 Service Pack 2 fixed it. Your problem may not be...

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Looks like the Knowledge base was temporarily down, because it seems to be back now.

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This is a bit similar to a problem I had about a year ago... I believe my error may differ slightly because I was using the SQL Server 2005 edition of the driver:http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?forumid=60&catid=583&threadid=1289201&messageid=4664480The workaround I ended up using was not something I was happy with, but this was for a small internal project so it was good enough for me. As I said at the time the solution is "a bit dodgy", and I offered the diffs for t...

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My bad, the server product forced me to download the file and open standalone when I tested, hence my incorrect assumption. Apologies.Well it's useful to know for future reference that there are no differences between email submissions from a document extended in Acrobat and one from the full Reader Extensions ES, although most of the projects I'm working currently on cannot use email submit for various reasons (no data security, excludes web mail users, etc.).

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I'm sure that LiveCycle Designer can create forms to meet all of those requirements. Unfortunately I personally don't have the time to write a specific guide for all of those tasks but perhaps someone on the forum might.Instead I'd recommend taking a look at "Creating Dynamic Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer", it's a good book which should take you to a fairly advanced level creating and scripting data bound forms. It's not too long either, which is a bonus.http://www.adobepress.com/bookstore...

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This is a deliberate "feature" most likely to prevent certain usage scenarios under the limited licence granted to use Reader Extensions through Acrobat Pro.I can confirm that if you license the full Reader Extensions ES product it will not happen, and the file will be sent with the original name.

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This will create a button which works correctly in Acrobat, but you will find that nothing happens when users on Adobe Reader click it. After you make the button you will need to open the file in Acrobat 8 Pro, then select "Enable Usage Rights in Adobe Reader" from the Tools menu then save the new file. In the new file that is produced, the button will be able to send the PDF/XDP via email from Adobe Reader (with data).Be careful using this, (from the top of my head) the licensing terms for Acro...

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You can do it on XML Source view, but it's a bit complex. Disclaimer: I would only suggest doing this method if you have a vast number of items to paste in (and even then it may be worth considering if there is any way to eliminate the need to do this in your design, as large drop down lists can be quite troublesome).If you do decide to try this, practice on a empty form first until you are sure of the procedure.Add one or two entries in List Items with easy to recognise text (e.g. "Item Text 1"...

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No, the only thing is that the script must be set to Javascript and not Formcalc from the drop down at the top corner of the script editor, but I would think you've already done this or the || wouldn't work either.If you navigate to the exact Line/Column indicated by the error message, is it actually the & character there, or something else?

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It doesn't work, it just gives the label. While I was testing that I stumbled across a one liner which does work, and I wish I'd found earlier!In the change event:> DropDownList1.boundItem(xfa.event.newText);

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OK, just checked on app.response and it's an Acrobat scripting method I wasn't familiar with. I assume that the code you have is for calling it in Acrobat scripting, as you wouldn't call it with an object which has certain properties like that in Designer.Should be:>var Temp = 1;>while (Temp != 2 && Temp != 3)>{>Temp = app.response("Enter Temp","Testing:","");>TextField1.rawValue = Temp;>}

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If you have the standalone version of Designer (as installed with Acrobat Pro), you can select "import an existing Word document" when creating a new form, which will keep bullets and tables intact. You can then copy and paste just the elements you want onto your form.

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I do this by running through my bound data and scanning for the xfa.event.newText value, then getting the key (this is on dropdown change event).> var oItems = xfa.resolveNode("xfa.record.FormData.ListData");> var nItemsLength = oItems.nodes.length;> for (var nItemCount = 1; nItemCount < nItemsLength; nItemCount++) {> if (oItems.nodes.item(nItemCount).uiname.value==xfa.event.newText) {> xfa.host.messageBox("your value: "+oItems.nodes.item(nItemCount).token.value);> }>}Here's a snip of sort of XM...

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All that syntax appears to be fine (I'm assuming app.response is a method you have defined elsewhere), which part exactly in that code equates to line 59, column 23?I put this on a click event of a button (only slightly modified to define a replacement for app.response):>var Temp = 1;>while (Temp != 2 && Temp != 3)>{>Temp = response({>cQuestion: "Enter Temp",>cTitle: "Testing:",>cDefault: "",>});>TextField1.rawValue = Temp;>} >function response(obj) {> xfa.host.messageBox("o:"+obj.cTitle);> retu...

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You can create your own objects but there are a few quirks. Personally I haven't managed to get the new operator to work on constructor functions in PDF forms, but new Object() does. So exploiting this, you could modify that example code just posted as follows:In script object named sco:> function Fn(country,people) {> var obj = new Object();> obj.country=country;> obj.people=people;> obj.view=view;> return obj;>}>function view() {> with (this) xfa.host.messageBox(country+' has '+people+' people...

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I'm pretty sure any valid boolean expression can be used in a while loop, and I don't see anything wrong using with your second version (x != 1 || x != 2). However I don't think that with that statement any value of x will allow the OR statement to evaluate to false, so the loop will continue forever:x=0 = ( true || true ) = result truex=1 = ( false || true ) = result truex=2 = ( true || false ) = result truex=3 = ( true || true ) = result truePerhaps you mean to use the AND operator && which wo...

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Just did some initial testing which shows that changing the binding on the default row to elementName[0] instead of elementName[*] will cause a link between the two items bound to the schema, so perhaps scripting something to adjust the bound element indexes on the second repeating object may be possible.Again will post back if I get working.

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I have a similar problem at the moment, although with a table rather than a repeating subform (operates in a similar manner).I've tried setting up identical bindings on the second table, rows and fields as the first, but unlike simple with fields this doesn't seem to work. What happens when I do this is that the two tables do collect data into the same part of the schema, but when the form is saved and reopened, anything from the lower of the two tables is now shown in the first table.I'll post ...

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The documentation has been "about to be posted" since March, see KB article here:http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb402587&sliceId=1And discussion on LiveDocs page here:http://livedocs.adobe.com/livecycle/es/wb_help/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=Workbench_ES&file=00000856.htmlI had submitted a list I created of all the methods available on this object by locating and examining the jar using eclipse and jarsearch, but the comment has not appeared on the Li...

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You're completely correct that information on automating Reader Extensions is all the docs and not in a separate SDK, the Java API is explained in detail in those documents. I only mentioned Workflow as the documentation for this product explains how to automate processes using QPACs, and so might be also useful for PrabuDass to check (if a Workflow licence is also available). If no Workflow licence is available then as far as I'm aware Java is the only option. IIRC there used to be an example p...

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I'm pretty sure that you need LiveCycle Workflow to use Quick Process Action Components (QPACs). I don't have this installed at the moment, but I think there is some documentation on using the Adobe provided QPACs either on the DVD image or in context help once it is installed.

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You interact with Reader Extensions primarily through Java objects which you look up through JNDI.There are examples in the documentation\{language} folder in either the DVD of the zipped DVD image which you installed from. api_reference.pdf and developer_guide.pdf should tell you everything you need to know.

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"If the user has Reader, they may get an error message saying that Reader could not display the (HTML) response."I've just checked and initial test indicates that if you respond with a PDF from the URL you specify for submission then Reader will open a new window with this PDF file in. Has anyone tried this approach and if so have you encountered any issues with it?It so far seems to be the only way to meet my current requirements:1. Data is personal and must be submitted securely over SSL (so n...

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Try popping a message box up on the first line of the script to double check what the raw value for the radio button group is... I believe that this may vary depending on what (if any) bindings are defined for the group:> xfa.host.messageBox("rawValue:"+this.rawValue);

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I don't think FormCalc supports that type of if else construct (although I'm not 100% as I always use Javascript in forms).Try changing the drop down boxes on the script editor panel to Javascript and Client (these settings aren't global, so make sure you select the correct script first).

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You have 7 digits after the slash, but only 6 in the validation pattern. Might not be the issue but worth discounting first of all.

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Aandi is saying that not everybody uses a desktop email client for email, many people now only have web mail accounts. In that scenario, when they click submit via email, even if the message with the data/pdf does pop up in a their system's default mail client (Outlook Express etc.) it will not be configured (no account set up), so they will be unable to submit the form and will probably give up, frustrated.

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I think the amount of memory consumed will depend on the number of products deployed, and in the case of PDF Generator, I would imagine the number of native conversion applications. My server with Acrobat and full Office conversion support usually uses about 800-900MB idle.How many products from LC7 did you have installed when you reached the figure of 131,000K? I've just restarted a PDFG/ARES LC7 machine, after a reboot it uses 350MB for just two products.

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If there is any difference in whitespace, the == operation won't match the strings.One way you can spot if there is a whitespace difference is by putting some recognisable characters directly before and after the values in your debug box:> xfa.host.messageBox("tf_Company.rawValue: >>" + tf_Company.rawValue + "<<", "Debugging", 3); Might not be the cause in this case, but worth eliminating as a possibility.Also, I think == is case sensitive, does the case match with what is shown in the debug box...

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Which version of Flex Builder, 2 or 3? If it's the release version of FB 3 you will have the latest hotfix already, if it's FB2 then see if this file exists:>C:\Program Files\Adobe\Flex Builder 2 Plug-in\Flex SDK 2\flex-sdk-description.xmlIf it doesn't then I believe that means you don't have any hotfixes installed. If it does, you can open it and see which hotfix has been applied.

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