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Extending Adobe LiveCycle through custom DSCs – some resources

Don’t worry – this is not going to be a lengthy, complicated, super-advanced tutorial. I thought about writing a post on Adobe LC DSCs for a while, but never got round to. Today, I got kind of pushed over the edge by seeing that my friend Duane and his partner Matt from Überity have published a super-simple DSC to integrate an LC process with the Twilio SMS/TXT services.

You have no idea what I’m talking about? Ok – here’s the gist: A DSC is a Document Service Component in LiveCycle. Basically it’s a component wrapper for some custom logic or external service integration that one can write and use within the LiveCycle Process Management Engine. One of my biggest complains about and issues with LiveCycle are the lack of community contribution and the lack of good and advanced documentation around the product. So, let’s take this opportunity to compile a few interesting resources around DSCs.

If you’re ever in the need of extending LiveCycle (and most serious users I know are at some point), writing a Document Service Component is one of the easiest ways. To get started, use a tutorial Adobe provides here:

Extending LiveCycle ES software through custom DSC development – Part 1: Create a basic service component


Read the complete post at Blog In Black.

Tutorial to bind dynamic fields to a data schema

Gilbert Yu

Do you want to learn how to bind dynamic forms fields to schema in Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2? Here is a tutorial provided by one of our Adobe partners, Twin Technologies! The article is posted on Adobe DevNet here.


Original article at http://blogs.adobe.com/livecycledocs/2011/03/tutorial-to-bind-dynamic-fields-to-a-data-schema.html.

Extending PDF support within Microsoft SharePoint

I’m seeing a lot of organisations adopt Microsoft’s SharePoint server lately and one common discussion point is around PDF workflows and how to support functions such as Check In / Check out etc. For those users out there, you’ll be please to know that Adobe has quite a few new ways for you to extend your SharePoint workflows into […]

Original article at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MarkSzulcsBlog/~3/68eLN7kHFy8/.

Tutorial: Designing Interactive PDF Forms

– Drew Brazil

With LiveCycle Designer you can create interactive PDF forms. Interactive PDF forms are useful for gathering information from recipients who want to complete and submit the form online, as well as print a copy of the form.

Below is a link to a comprehensive tutorial written by Samartha Vashishtha, which explains how to create and distribute an interactive form. This tutorial discusses how to create the form, key consideration to keep in mind while creating the form, how to distribute the form, how to manage responses, and how to use scripting for conditional fields.

The tutorial also includes a link to a sample form, which you can view as you follow along.

For more information, see http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pcs/index.php?q=node/1879

Original article at http://blogs.adobe.com/livecycledocs/2011/01/tutorial-designing-interactive-pdf-forms.html.