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‎10-12-2019
HowardTreisman
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Re: Have you found any software comparable to Livecycle Designer?
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi SteveWe have a product called Avoka Transact that includes both a form design tool (Composer) and a form hosting and management server (Transaction Manager).Composer produces fully compliant XFA forms, but we think it makes the job much simpler and quicker (you can form your own opinion).We also add some nice features such as an improved error handling and display framework, and the ability to have wizard-style forms in PDF.Composer will also produce HTML forms from the same form design that ...

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Re: Forms in iOS/Android
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
HiAs Steve says, you can't use XFA PDF forms directly on mobile devices. However, there are two options you can look at:1. Adobe has recently announced a new version of LiveCycle that renders XFA forms in HTML for tablet devices. http://www.adobe.com/products/livecycle/mobile.htmlRegards,Howard

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Re: Any way to outright exclude a control from the tab order? (besides xfa.host.setFocus)
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Tab order is a huge pain, because it becomes a massive maintenance issue, and can become a huge area for testing and errors.Our approach has become to NEVER explicitly specify tab order, but always let Reader just "get it right automatically" by creating the fields in the right order in the first place.This may not work in some situations, but we find it does work in most. Wrap fields in subforms where necessary to control the behavior.Good luck.Howard

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Re: Changing Values of Drop Down Box??
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HowardTreisman

HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi.Like Niall says, it's probably possible, but like him, I would argue the wisdom of attempting this. Not only could it be very sluggish, but you also could get yourself into a nasty situation.For example, what if the user selected A in the first dropdown, B in the second, and C in the third - and then went back to the first dropdown and selected C?I don't know what you're trying to achieve, but perhaps one way to do this would be to have some validation logic at the end that ensures that they ...

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Re: Calling a web service using a wsdl
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
You probably need to use Acrobat rather than Reader. You can't call web services from Reader unless you first "reader extend" the form.

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Re: iPad / xfa Forms
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
HiI can't give you a way to view XFA forms on an iPad. But I can give you a way to build a form that will work either as a PDF/XFA form, or as an iPad form (using HTML).Check out these links for more details.http://www.avoka.com/blog/2012/02/style/http://www.avoka.com/content/avoka/en/products/sff3/smartform-composer/features_and_demos.htmlhttp://www.avoka.com/content/avoka/en/products/sff3/avoka-smartform-factory.html

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Re: LiveCycle Form used on an iPad/Distribution Issues. PLEASE HELP!
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
We have a solution that allows you to do most of what you want, including bulding the form, having people fill it out either in Reader (as an XFA-PDF) or on the iPad (as an HTML form).You design the form once, and it will by styled correctly on the appropriate platform.For more information, check out these links:http://www.avoka.com/blog/2012/02/style/http://www.avoka.com/content/avoka/en/products/sff3/smartform-composer/features_and_demos.htmlhttp://www.avoka.com/content/avoka/en/products/sff3/...

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Re: PDF on mobile devices.
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
This may not solve your immediate needs, but if you need to build more sophisticated forms that do work on iPad and Desktop versions of Reader, we do have a solution, called Avoka SmartForm Composer.You can find out more by clicking the links below.http://www.avoka.com/blog/http://www.avoka.com/blog/2012/02/style/http://www.avoka.com/content/avoka/en/products/sff3/smartform-composer/features_and_demos.htmlHoward

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Re: Regular button not working on iPad or Android.
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
This may not solve your immediate needs, but if you need to build more sophisticated forms that do work on iPad and Desktop versions of Reader, we do have a solution, called Avoka SmartForm Composer.You can find out more by clicking the links below.http://www.avoka.com/blog/http://www.avoka.com/blog/2012/02/style/http://www.avoka.com/content/avoka/en/products/sff3/smartform-composer/features_and_demos.htmlHoward

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Re: open forms designed by Livecycle Designer in ipads
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
HiThis doesn't solve your immediate problem, but we do have a tool that allows you to build forms and output them in both PDF(XFA), or HTML. We support several flavours of HTML, including desktop style and tablet style. This allows you to build your forms once, and have them work both within Reader and also on an iPad or other device.You can find out more by clicking the links below.http://www.avoka.com/blog/http://www.avoka.com/blog/2012/02/style/http://www.avoka.com/content/avoka/en/products/s...

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Re: Form moved to draft folder upon submit
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
There are some weird mechanisms that control whether a form is submitted or goes into draft. I don't quite remember what happens under the covers, but try some of the following:* Try a different browser* Make sure that cookies and Javascxript are turned on* Try from a different machineGood luck.Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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Re: Return PDF from Browser
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
You can check a checkbox on the XDP submit format that says "Include PDF". (I can't remember the exact wording, but it's something like that.)This will cause the entire PDF file to be base64 encoded, and embedded into the XDP XML file.You should then be able to extract it from the XML, decode it, and save it.Note that submitting PDf in any way from a form requires either Acrobat or Reader Extensions.Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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Re: Server Log Confusion (message meanings)
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
HiYou may find this blog posting gives you some background.http://www.avoka.com/blog/?p=166The real problem you're facing is that LiveCycle is a very complex product, and you're seeing log messages from lots of different modules and sub-systems all rolled up into a single file. Hang in there, it will start to make sense.Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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Re: Tracking History
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi DeepakLike I said, have a look at our sample.This uses a dynamic table that grows to accommodate the number of lines required.You could also try a multi-line text field with Expand to Fit (vertically) checked. See the layout tab.In both cases, you will need to use dynamic forms and a flowed layout.Howard

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Re: Questions on workbench versioning
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Sounds like a bug to me. Or at least some "behaviour" that isn't optimal. I'd log this with Adobe support.Howard

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Re: Fax Configuration
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
You'll need a fax server - effectively a fax machine that saves the incoming fax to a directory rather than onto paper.Alternately, there are several fax server providers who will do this online for you.Like Jasmin says, once you've produced the file, you can use it to kick off a LIveCycle process, and then you can anything you want with it.Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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Re: xslt and the TransformerFactory class
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi BrendanA couple of tips...1. Use Variable Logger to output your XML file to the file system, to be sure that the XML file you're operating on is what you think it is.2. Use one of the many XSLT-aware GUI applications (XMLSpy, LiquidXML, XMLPad, etc) to verify your XSLT and XML.3. Once that's all done, plug the XSLT and XML files into the component, and make sure they work there.Hope that helps...Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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Re: How to Cancel a process using Process manager
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi SaraSorry about the late reply.Are you looking to complete the process, or cancel it.If you're looking to cancel it, you should use the terminate() method rather than complete().Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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Re: AWS_ASSIGNED_ID field
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
HiIf you go to the Default Render process, you will see a process variable (defined as an input) called: assignedUserIdThis is the variable that contains the ID of the current user.You will need to use UserLookup step to convert this internal UserID into other information about the user.You can either use Adobe's Lookup User, or Avoka's.Download here: http://www.avoka.com/avoka/escomponents.shtmlDocs here: http://www.avoka.com/avoka/escomponents.shtmlHoward

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Re: Login Information of the user ?
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HowardTreisman

HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
HiPlease contact me directly at htreisman-at-avoka.comHoward

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Re: Process Management ES -- DB size
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HowardTreisman

HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi SteffenIt's not a dumb question at all, it's a very good one.There are two ways you can purge your LiveCycle database.1. You can use the Adobe PurgeProcessTool. This tool completely deletes all trace of processes that meet a particular criteria (usually, they must be older than a certain date).After you run the tool, that process and all its data will be gone - there is no record that it ever existed.You can find a batch file (modify for Unix) at: C:\Adobe\LiveCycle8.2\LiveCycle_ES_SDK\misc\F...

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Re: XSLT Issue with Apostrophes
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi RyanYou may want to preprocess the results to turn these characters into their XML "escaped" equivalents.e.g. ' for 'See http://www.xmlnews.org/docs/xml-basics.htmlWe also have a SQPlus component that does what the Adobe component does, plus quite a bit more. We'd be happy to talk to you about adding a facility into that for automatically escaping non-allowed characters.If you'd like to explore this option, please contact me at htreisman-at-avoka.comHoward

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Re: Audit View configuration
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi WillWe provide an enhanced Enquiry Screen within Workspace that has this capability.More info and download here: http://www.avoka.com/avoka/enquirytool.shtmlIf you have any queries, please contact info@avoka.com.Howard

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Re: Workspace abilities
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi JeromeWe provide an enhanced Enquiry Screen within Workspace that has this capability.More info and download here: http://www.avoka.com/avoka/enquirytool.shtmlIf you have any queries, please contact info@avoka.com.Howard

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Re: Is it possible to "flatten" the form in Tracking/Audit?
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi NelsonWe provide an enhanced Enquiry Screen within Workspace that has this capability.More info and download here: http://www.avoka.com/avoka/enquirytool.shtmlIf you have any queries, please contact info@avoka.com.Howard

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Re: Questions on workbench versioning
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Um, I don't quite get it. (And no, I haven't tested this...)Are you saying that if you:Delete the fragmentUpload a new version of the fragement Open the XDP form that refers to the fragment--> You get the old version of the fragment? 4. But if you close workbench, then open it again, and then open the XDP form--> You get the new version of the fragment?If that's the case, it sounds like a simple caching issue in Workbench - it's not refreshing the cached copy of the fragement.And in fact, this a...

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Re: Tracking History
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi DeepakI suggest you take a closer look at the component and sample I posted earlier. Even if you decide not to purchase it, it will give you some good hints about how to implement this.Howard

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Re: Questions on workbench versioning
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi Elaine1. Yes, I agree, this isn't something you should need to code up yourself, it should be part of the product. My understanding is that this area is targetted for improvement in the next version, but you may want to log a feature request with Adobe to make sure it works the way you'd like it to.2. I'm very surprised that deleting a fragment and then re-uploading it "breaks" the linkage. Are you sure? Are you using PDF for XDP as your file type?Howard

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Re: Login Information of the user ?
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HowardTreisman
- Adobe LiveCycle
In the User>assignTask step, you can save the ID of the user who completed the step into a string variable. You can then use the User Lookup step to look up this ID, and return details about the user. YOu can then use SetValue to inject the user information into the form.Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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Re: XSLT Issue with Apostrophes
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi RyanIt's very difficult to respond without more details, particularly the error that you're getting, and perhaps also a simple example of both the XML and the XSLT.Also, this seems to be more a generic XSLT issue, so you may get a better response from an XSLT-specific forum.Howardhttp://www.avoka.com

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