Form Manager API

LiveCycle ES4 saw the (re)introduction of Form Manager. In simple terms Form Manager simplifies the process of managing forms. The official documentation for Form Manager can be found here. Once you have your required forms in Form Manager, you can start to build and manage Forms Portal.

To know about both the ways to build forms portal, read the complete post here.

Task Summary Page

Workspace in LiveCycle ES4 now shows a new tab called the “Summary” tab. As the name indicates this tab can be used to summarize the current task details. By default the “Summary” tab does not have any content in it. The process developer can create the content of the “Summary” tab. In general it is used to show some extra information related to the current task- such as Task Summary or display the driving directions specific to the address mentioned in the task.

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Understanding reader extensions licensing

We get many questions about reader extensions. That’s not surprising really because there are numerous ways to use reader extensions in an enterprise capacity as well as in a work group or consumer type of way. We also get many questions about the aspects of licensing reader extensions based on the fact that reader extended forms can be created from our Acrobat family of products as well as our LiveCycle family of products. The licensing programs for Acrobat and LiveCycle are designed to serve different uses and organizational needs. They scale from desktop use to enterprise levels

Get to know the licensing model here.

LiveCycle Mobile Forms: bringing all the capabilities of XFA-based forms in HTML5

Browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recently started to provide their own PDF viewers to display PDF documents. These native PDF viewers usually do not match the full capabilities provided by Adobe Reader.

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Managing LiveCycle Applications with ant

Adobe LiveCycle ES4 introduces out of the box ant tasks which can help in managing LiveCycle Applications (like import, export, deploy etc). In past, Livecycle client SDK provided following public APIs for managing applications:

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Mobile Form upscaling

Mobile Form rendition of an XFA form is almost similar to PDF Form rendition in terms of behavior and appearance. Some of the dissimilarities are discussed in Mobile Form Vs PDF Form post. In this post, I’ll discuss one key difference that a form designer should take care while designing the XFA Template and that is where it is so critical to preview your templates from the designer itself.



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Built-in profiler in LiveCycle ES4 for performance analysis

New LiveCycle ES4 features like Forms Manager, HTML Workspace etc. require CQ repository as part of the installation. This embedded Adobe CQ, comes with a built in threads profiler. More information about this can be found at this CQ article. This profiler, being part of same container in which LiveCycle is running, collects thread data for LiveCycle classes and services as well.

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Mobile Workspace offline internals

With LiveCycle ES4, Mobile Workspace has enabled working without network connection. Offline support has mainly been achieved by caching and storing the data locally on the device. From the offset, the application assumes to be in offline mode. This has following major advantages:

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Tags in Forms Manager

One of the features provided by Forms Manager is a support to add CQ tags to Forms as a meta data. This blog post showcases how we can add CQ tags to the Form and use them to search Forms.  

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