Patch for Guide Builder Preview

This post is about an issue I uncovered while assisting a client with creating a Form Guide.

Under some circumstances the “history.js” script that ships with Guide Builder, as part of the Guide Preview processing, can adversely affect the Guide and PDF communication messaging as well as have a possible performance impact while previewing. Attached is an updated file for the Guide Builder that will allow preview to work correctly and more effieciently. Basically, I have just disabled the history processing which was of no value in Preview anyway.

Included in this post is a replacement version of the “history.js” file. It should be copied into the installed Guide Builder program directory’s “bin” subdirectory.

Steps to apply the patch:

1. Make sure there are no instances of Guide Builder running.

2. Download ‘history.js’ file, then Copy “history.js” into the “bin” subdirectory of Guide Builder.

For WorkBench installations:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\LiveCycle ES\Workbench ES\Designer ES\8.2\plugins\GuideBuilder\bin

For Designer standalone installations:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\LiveCycle Designer ES\8.2\plugins\GuideBuilder\bin

3. Open Guide Builder and do Previews.

Please let me know if this post was of value to you.

2 Responses to Patch for Guide Builder Preview

  1. Stephen McClanahan says:

    Trevor, I was hoping your patch would help my issue but it does not. Whenever I try to preview a form guide, all I get is the guide name and then blank panels. Any ideas?

  2. Trevor says:

    Hi Stephen,The patch would not be relavent to whatever your problem is. I don’t have enough information to assist you right now. Are you using Custom components? What browser is it launching in. What verison of Flash. Do you have any fields listed in the panels in GuideBuilder. Do you see the Quick Preview of the Panels? Try turning scripts off, maybe there was an error compiling the xfa model. What LC version are you running? Guess that is enough for starters. You might want to contact support as they may be able to give a quicker turn around to your queries of this type.