Hide template reference

In this post I will describe how one can you pass template reference without using request parameter. The default profile of Mobile Form takes all the parameters like template reference, data reference etc through HTTP request parameter. If Mobile Form is deployed to serve the forms on internet then you might not like to expose such URLs on public forums. That is probably because it would expose the internal repository structure to the end user.

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Page 0 support for protected documents in LiveCycle Rights Management ES4

Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES4 introduces Page 0 (Wrapper Document) support for Policy protected documents in Adobe LiveCycle ES4 release. In case of most of the non-Adobe PDF viewers, on opening LCRM protected documents a blank screen appears or the application aborts. With Page 0 support, for RM Policy protected PDFs, Cover Page or Page0 is displayed instead of the previewer displaying a blank screen or being completely aborted when viewed in non-Adobe PDF viewers.

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An introduction to Forms Manager

Adobe® LiveCycle® ES4 is offering a new component – Forms Manager – that simplifies form management. Forms Manager exposes most common form management operations through an HTML based user interface helping non-IT users to easily upload, download, preview, configure, activate...

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LiveCycle ES4 now Available

In an earlier blog post we announced the upcoming release of LiveCycle ES4. The LiveCycle team is very pleased to inform you that LiveCycle ES4 is now generally available. ES4 makes it easier to create, manage, and publish large numbers of forms on websites and allows mobile clients and workers to actively participate in business processes, improving engagement and productivity. See LiveCycle ES4 in action and find out more about what’s new in the ES4 documentation.

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Mobile Workspace in offline mode

With the release of ES4, Mobile Workspace introduces offlining of tasks that have been assigned to a user. This helps the customer to work even when they are out of the network area. The users can perform actions associated with the tasks namely open the task, update and even complete the task while the application is offline. Once the user goes online, the application can be synced to the LiveCycle server. With this implementation, application provides a great user experience and no delay since everything works as if its on the device. The time consuming actions and tasks are done in background to enable the user best experience in the form of a mobile app.

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HTML Workspace in LiveCycle ES4

Adobe LiveCycle ES4 has come up with a brand new HTML based Workspace along with the traditional Flex-based Workspace. HTML Workspace matches the capabilities of the existing flex workspace and adds new capabilities to extend and integrate workspace and makes it more user-friendly. HTML Workspace is purely based on html technology and doesn’t require Adobe Flash player or Adobe Reader to work.

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New PDF Export formats introduced in PDF Generator ES4

PDF Generator ES4 introduces new export formats which convert PDF documents to Office Open XML formats (DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX). These conversions use Acrobat based conversion route to perform the operation.
Similar to other existing export formats these new formats are only available on Windows platform, and are single-threaded. The output generated would have the same quality as standalone Acrobat Export option.

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PDFG ES4 with UAC enabled

Adobe Livecyle ES3 SP2 and ES4 now supports running PDFG with UAC enabled. Apart from the code changes done in PDFG some OS level settings are also required. This article describes these settings and configurations required for PDFG to work seamlessly. However please note that UAC should be disabled at the time of Livecycle installation and Configuration.

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How to render xdp as HTML form in HTML Workspace

By default xdp forms are rendered as PDF forms even in HTML workspace. So to render/submit existing xdp/pdf as HTML form in HTML Workspace, we need to add a new action profile called “HTML” which will include render process as “render new html form” and submit process as “submit new html form”. Below are some simple steps to configure this:

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Requirements and Recommendations for running LiveCycle PDF Generator ES4 on Windows 2008 server

To get the full advantage of PDF Generator features provided by LiveCycle ES4 on Windows 2008 Server, administrator needs to ensure that all the prerequisites are met for conversions to succeed. Based on the conversion formats required, some of these prerequisites may not be applicable.
This blog tries to list down these requirements with a brief description on each of them.

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