Posts tagged mobile forms

Adobe Reader Mobile and XFA forms from LiveCycle Designer

As the world becomes increasingly more mobile, we hear a lot of questions about dynamic PDF forms created in the LiveCycle Designer and mobile devices. These forms use an underlying XML structure called XFA (XML Forms Architecture). Why should you re-purpose XFA forms created using LiveCycle Designer to create the next-generation mobile experience using AEM forms? Read this blog postto know.

10 Top Tips for using Mobile PDF Forms

Having worked with a few clients to deliver mobile PDF form solutions for tablet devices and using the Adobe Reader for Mobile we thought we would list 10 top features which can make your use of electronic PDF forms and PDF documents in general on Android and iOS useful.

This list is available from eformsfactory.com in this blog post.

Enable JS and CSS minification

Mobile Form runtime includes couple of JS and a CSS file. These files, by default, are not minified. But there is no need to worry as there is a configuration to use the minified versions of these.

This blog post takes you through the steps on how to enable minification.

Troubleshooting Adobe ES4 Mobile Workspace Build failure issue with xCode 5

With the upgrade of OS X to version 10.8 and above and xCode version to 5.0 onward, some build issues might come up with Adobe Mobile Workspace

MWS build error

To resolve this problem, we need to remove the weak library link flags from the Linking options.


For details about the issue and steps to fix it, see Adobe LiveCycle blog.

Adobe LiveCycle Designer book – 2nd edition released

JP Terry has done it again! JP is the CEO of SmartDoc Technologies and he’s released the second edition of his very popular Adobe LiveCycle Designer book. The first version sold over 11,000 copies! This edition has all-new sections of best practices for PDF forms and is up-to-date with Designer ES4 features.

Read about what is included and find a purchase link in this blog post.

Hide parameters from Mobile Form URL

In ES4, Mobile Form had a limitation that it could only hide the template references from the form URL exposed to the user. In ES4 SP1, one can overcome it using the new ways of passing parameters to Mobile Form render service.

To read more, visit Raghavendra Pandey's blog post.

Smart submission – part II : LiveCycle Process

In my last post on Mobile Form data submission, I discussed how to submit data directly to a LiveCycle process. In ES4 LiveCycle Mobile Form, one needed to deploy the custom package shared in this blog. In ES4 SP1, submission to any LC process is even more easier to do. Now you don’t need custom package any more.

To read more, visit Raghavendra Pandey's blog post.

Mobile Form smart submission

The workflows around Mobile Form generally involve rendering a form in the browser and then capture data and submit it back to the server. You cannot render the form if you are not connected to the server. In general, data capture step doesn’t need any connectivity from server except in case of running any script on server side or executing a web service. But connectivity is very critical in case of form submission. If you are not connected to the server and you submit the form, you would get just 404 error page and you data would be lost.

Read the complete post here.

Mobile Form Service Proxy

In the pre-release forum of ES4 and other customer forums of Mobile Form, one of the most sought after feature was to run all the Mobile Form workflows without directly exposing the LiveCycle server to the user accessing the forms in the browser. In ES4, the LC admin is required to open submission service “/lc/content/xfaforms/submission/default” to the whole internet as the Mobile Form needs to talk to it. The service url was embedded in the runtime model of the form. One way was to do URL mapping in webserver and proxy it but the restriction was one cannot change the URL path as it was in the runtime model.

To read the complete article, visit this blog post.

Mobile Form goes Right To Left

With ES4 SP1, we added support for Right To Left languages like Hebrew in Mobile Form. Now you can see html for your hebrew forms. Not only that but you can also fill the fields in Hebrew. We also support mix and match of English or any Left to Right script for that matter with Hebrew in form fields. Based on form locale we even show the date and days info in localized form.

Read the complete post here.
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