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New Documentation Page

We recently redesigned the LiveCycle documentation list web page. Previously the page consisted of a long list of documentation links. With the new page, you can find exactly what you’re looking for by filtering the documents by the component you are using and the task you are trying to accomplish.

Happy browsing!

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Creating Your First LiveCycle ES2 Application tutorial – now video!

We recently added videos to the Creating Your First LiveCycle ES2 Application tutorial (PDF file). The tutorial has embedded videos to simplify the  learning of more involved tasks. Check out the new version of the tutorial here.

Note: Ensure you are using a fast connection to download the tutorial with embedded video, which is  approximately 45 MB in size.

Happy learning!

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Using a signature pad to sign a PDF

Customers sometimes ask if they can connect an electronic signature pad to a laptop to sign an Adobe PDF document in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. The answer is yes, you can. However, support for signature pads requires drivers and plug-ins to Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Also, the PDF document must have the necessary usage rights applied in Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES to activate the functionality within Adobe Reader (version 7 of later) that enables users to sign the document.

Adobe lists several partners that support electronic signature pads on the Adobe Security Partner Community. Visit the site and have a look at CIC, Interlink, and SoftPro. These partners provide solutions that can enable you to sign Signature fields in PDF forms.

You can also use a device like a Wacom tablet (not a dedicated signature pad) to sign a PDF document in Acrobat or Adobe Reader. In Adobe Acrobat 9.0 (or later), you can select the Apply Ink Signature option available on the Sign & Certify menu, (Advanced > Sign & Certify), to enable the Pencil commenting tool. With this solution, users can sign or write anywhere in the PDF document. However, the document’s integrity is not locked down after the document is signed, like it is when you the use one of the signature pad solutions from one of the providers mentioned above. In Adobe Reader, users can sign the PDF document as long as the necessary functionality is enabled in Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES, and the appropriate plug-in is installed for the signature software that uses the Wacom tablet.

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Programmatically accessing LiveCycle Content Services ES

LiveCycle Content Services ES is an ideal location in which to store documents created by business processes. However, Content Services ES does not expose a public API or support a public WSDL. As a result, you cannot directly invoke its operations from a client application such as a Java or a Flex client.

That is why I decided to create an article that discusses what you have to do if you want to store a document in Content Services ES using a client application. Basically, you have to first create a process using LiveCycle Workbech ES. Then you can invoke the process from the client application. For more information, check out the article that I wrote,
Programmatically accessing LiveCycle Content Services ES.

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