Hi radzmar. Thanks for the feedback. We shall surely update the
documentation and republish it. The updates to English content are
quicker than in the localized content.The updates to the German language
guide are in progress. The localization team is working to get the ES4
SP1 content localized.
I'd suggest that you pose this query for our community in the main
Designer forum at
This FAQ sub-forum is to collect the FAQs from the main forum and is not
really intended for a discussion. A query here won't get many eyeballs.
To grab this info for PDFs, I believe the identity property loginName in
Acrobat API Reference' says "The login name as registered by the
operating system." I cannot provide the exact steps as I have never
tried this.If this is your need, then I request some community member to
showcase an example of how to implement this in a PDF form generated
I agree this makes it difficult for end-users to use Forms. They'll have
to either customize their browsers since you cannot control their
browser behavior remotely. You may want to explore the option of
programmatically changing the browser's behavior. It'll be transparent
to the users, except for a prompt requesting their permission to do so.
I do not know how it works for Firefox.A better alternative, perhaps
would be the HTML Forms functionality of the upcoming LiveCycle ES4
software. There ...
Firefox 19 has added an in-built native PDF reader. Here's the news for
for Forms to control the opening application at user's end is asking for
a lot of security overrides, that are impossible in today's malicious
web world. For example, we wouldn't want programmers to have an option
to execute their applications, bypassing our anti-virus program 🙂
If you want to save the PDF forms along with the filled data you can:Use
any form with the paid Acrobat ProfessionalUse a form extended with
Acrobat Professional (limited to 500 forms). See this article for more
details.Use the forms extended with LiveCycle Rights Extensions
(unlimited distribution of forms is allowed). See this page for more
details.Using LiveCycle Reader Extensions a form designer can extend or
apply document rights to the form to enable saving of filled data using
even the fr...
You can programmatically split forms using LC Assembler service and use
the DDX. You could extract page1 from pdf1 and create a pdf, then page2
of pdf1 into a different PDF using something similar to: To split according to Level 1
bookmarks, you can also use the PDFFromBookmarks tag.For
example, More info is available in the
Assembler Service and DDX Reference available at
To understand the form flow in LC Designer in detail watch this
video.Using positioned subforms nested inside flowed pages you can
create a near word processor experience in Adobe LiveCycle Forms. The
video also demonstrates the importance of "rich text", text field object
height, and the "Paragraph" Tab in creating a crisp look in your forms.
And also Tour de LiveCycle was created as an 'introduction to Adobe
LiveCycle' among other things. The content may be slightly dated but you
should be able to find some great introductory material in there. Access
it from http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/tourdelivecycle.html and
see if it serves your purpose.
LiveCycle is bigger than life! I cannot alone do justice to the question
but I shall do my bit 🙂From a perspective of convincing management you
can share the success stories of dozens of organization shared at
Also, have a look at this What is Adobe LiveCycle blog post. Hope these
few pieces of the jigsaw get you closer to the answer you seek.
No worries, Javier. Please do not delete any threads. I am moving this
thread to the appropriate (LiveCycle Designer) forum.If, by mistake, you
happen to 'misplace' a thread, just drop me a message to move it.
With Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions you can enable various features
in PDF documents, that are available only in Adobe Acrobat Professional
or Standard. This includes the ability to save PDF forms with the data
users have filled in it. Reader Extensions has a simple UI, using which
you can apply various usage rights to a PDF form. Apply Basic Form
Fill-In usage right. Users will have to use Adobe Reader 7.0 or
later.Another way to do so is extending PDF forms using Acrobat
Below is a basic example of how you can assit your form users, by
reminding them to fill the mandatory fields. This condition can be
applied at various events like, printing, submitting, while filling
form, etc. In the following example, validation is triggered when the
user leaves the form field.If a user clicks within the field and moves
on without filling it, the following warning shows up.See this help
topic to know more about Form Level Validation settings.See this help
topic to other ways ...
In the event.target.mailDoc() function, you can pass various parameters,
such as cTo, cCC, cSubject, and cMsg. Set the values of these parameters
as variables in which user-entered values are captured. For example:
To prevent a blank page from appearing at the end of a PDF form, set the
After property in the Pagination tab to Continue Filling Parent, as
shown below.For more information about pagination properties, see this
You can create a text box which utilizes scroll bars for overflowing
text. However, you can configure the text box to expand to print all its
content.Set the minH property (this.minH=) of the prePrint
activity and the h property (this.h=) of the postPrint
activity.For more information, see Application Events in Designer
Scripting Basic guide.