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Special characters for Asset Names

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LiveCycle Correspondence Management is certified on four different languages (English, French , German & Japanese)

Out-of-the-box deployment of Correspondence Management permits usage of characters of asset names to 0-9 A-Z & a-z via keyboard typing but any language characters can be used in description and comment properties and as part of actual text content as well.

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A user can type the characters in description and comment but no in the Name field. An easy way to use such characters for asset names is to type it in description field , copy the word and paste it in Name field but in any customer environment if the organization wants the asset authors to allow usage of such characters for asset names the below steps can be followed to allow users type such characters for asset names.

  1. Log on to CRXDE Lite http://<hostnameOrIPAddress>:<port>/crx/de/index.jsp as administrator
  2. Navigate to content/cm/ and double-click tbxeditor-config.xml on left hand side panel
  3. tbxeditor-config.xml file opens in edit mode on right hand side panel
  4. search for customAssetNameCharset tag
  5. Include the special characters that you would like the users to use for asset names, Eg. If you would like to allow users to use Ф in asset name , then include this character in tbxeditor-config.xml file and save it
  6. In case there is a range of characters that you would like to allow, then specify starting charset and ending charset separated by a hyphen, similar to 0-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the users are allowed to type new characters that are specified in tbxeditor-config.xml

This blog is just an extension to our online docs about this topic which is 
available at click here

 

In case of any confusion or more questions feel free to post your query on LiveCycle community forums

20 reasons to upgrade to ES3 Correspondence Management solution

 

First version of LiveCycle Correspondence Management solution was delivered along with LiveCycle ES2 service pack 2.

Based on the customer feedback and requirements from various existing and prospective customers lot of new features have been added and existing features have been improved in Correspondence Management solution.

If you are an existing customer of Correspondence Management but are on LiveCycle version earlier to ES3 , Here are the 20 reasons why you should consider upgrading to LiveCycle ES3 Correspondence Management.

If you are a LiveCycle ES or LiveCycle ES2 customer and considering to buy and implement Correspondence Management as well , Here are the same 20 reasons why you should consider upgrading LiveCycle as well in order to make use of latest Correspondence Management solution.

 

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LiveCycle ES3 Trial downloads

The trial version of latest LiveCycle release i.e LiveCycle ES3 is available to partners and customers for download at livecycle devnet downloads

The trial download includes

  1. Installer for LiveCycle ES3 & LiveCycle ES3 Data Services
  2. Development tools — Workbench & Designer
  3. Reader Extension test credential
  4. Acrobat X Pro

 

For more information about What’s new in LiveCycle.

LiveCycle ES3 supported platform combinations

Adobe LiveCycle ES3 is supported on around 32 platform combinations (Operating System , Application server , Database , JDBC driver , OS architecture and JDK combinations)

Turnkey install , config and deploy is supported on two Operating Systems viz Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Vista (for evaluation and development purposes)

Full list of supported platforms combinations is available on Adobe LiveCycle help documentation

Adobe announces release of LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 3

Adobe has announced release of Adobe® LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite 3 (ES3) software on March 13  2012. Here is the link to press release

Document and DataServices capabilities of Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP) are not part of Adobe LiveCycle ES3

Click here to access Online help documentation for ES3 is available

A link will be provided soon with details to download a trial for those who would like to try the new features of Adobe LiveCycle.

There are lot of new features in various document services of Adobe LiveCycle ES3 and it’s Correspondence Management Solution.

 

How to create post-process for Correspondence Management

Each letter in Correspondence Management can be associated with a post-process. A post-process is nothing but a LiveCycle orchestration with a specific requirement on the input/output parameters.

Sometimes one may wonder that the orchestration that one has created on LiveCycle does not appear in the drop-down of Letter Editor

If the orchestration has two input parameters i.e inPDFDoc , inXMLDoc & one output parameter i.e redirectURL then it will appear in the Letter Editor drop-down.

LiveCycle Correspondence Management Post-Process

LiveCycle Correspondence Management Post-Process

 

The above picture shows a sample post-process , The variables highlighted in a red rectangle are mandatory and are minimum requirements for Correspondence Management to recognise the orchestration as the one which is intended to be used with Correspondence Management Solution

One can add additional variables depending up on the logic and operations the orchestration does.

Fore more details on creating post-process visit our online help docs

Data Dictionary Best Practices

Correspondence Management DataDitionary provides a representation of the underlying data structure of a complex backend enterprise system in a simple and user-friendly manner which business users can easily understand.

In any enterprise implementation of Correspondence Management usually middle ware developers work on creation of data dictionary.

We get requests from our customers to understand the best practices for creation of DataDictionary.

The answer is try to Keep It Simple.

  1. Do not try to create a single Data Dictionary with tens of thousands of elements to cater to the needs of all the correspondences
  2. If there is a possibility to create multiple data dictionaries by logically separating the correspondences based on business units / business needs , prefer to create multiple data dictionaries.
  3. If a single complex data dictionary is created (even if there isn’t a real need) , there would be some trade-off in the form of performance for some operations like Publishing the datadictionary and preview of letters that use this data dictionary.
  4. Do not try to over complicate the data dictionary by creating too many levels down the hierachy and do not even use a DD which is completely flat.
In case of any confusion or more queries , feel free to post your queries on Adobe LiveCycle forums.

 

Flash player release or debug ?

 

LiveCycle Correspondence Management Solution has a Flex based user interface which works with Flash Player version of 10.2 or above.

 

Though Flash Player is installed almost on every internet connected PC , often some Correspondence Management solution users have following questions in their minds

1) What is the version of Flash Player plug-in installed in my browserr?

2) Is the Flash Player plug-in that is installed in my browser a release version or a debug version?

When users log on to Correspondence Management Solution http://hostname:port/cm/manageassets.html , Correspondence Management Asset Manager UI is loaded only if FlashPlayer 10.2 or higher is installed if not users are prompted with a URL in their browser to get a latest version of Flash from Adobe’s website.

 

latest version of Flash Player can be downloaded from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

If FlashPlayer is already installed it’s easy to check which version of it is installed

1) If you are connected to internet just click here to check what version of Flash Player you currently have and what is the latest version available

2) If you are not connected to internet , Once you log on to CM solution , Right Click anywhere on Manage Assets UI , If the FlashPlayer is of debug version you would see a menu item ‘Debugger’ in context sensitive menu , If not it means the Flash Player that is installed is a release version. Version number of Flash Player is also displayed on the context sensitive menu (see the below image)

 

Connection Error

 

Developers who are working with Correspondence Management solution would have encountered these errors when working with author and publish instances (see the screen grab of error below).

 

 

These errors will be seen when Author and Publish instances of Correspondence Management solution are run on same machine and if one tries to work with both author and publish instances in two different tabs of same browser. This is quite common on a development system but not on production systems.

These errors can be avoided in different ways

1) Instead of accessing author and publish with same name or IP in browser’s address bar , One can use an IP address for one instance and FQDN for another instance i.e

http://fqdn:author-port/cm/manageassets.html (for author)

http://ipaddress:publish-port/cm/manageassets.html (for publish)

2) One can use two different browsers , one for accessing author instance and another for publish instance

3) Make two entries in hosts file with same IP address but different names , i.e if one’s client machine’s IP address is xx.xx.xxx.xxx one can add following entries in the hosts file of client machine from where the author and publish CM instances are accessed via browser and access the author and publish instances with their names provided in hosts file

e.g entries in hosts file (If the system is Win XP the hosts file will be under %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\ folder )

xx.xx.xxx.xxx    author

xx.xx.xxx.xxx    publish

Once the above entries are made in hosts file one can access the author and publish instances as below

http://author:author-port/cm/manageassets.html

http://publish:publish-port/cm/manageassets.html

 

Future of Correspondence Management Solution

We ( Correspondence Management Solution team ) are currently working hard to add numerous features that are requested by various customers in to the solution. These features will be part of next Adobe LiveCycle release and available out-of-the-box to new customers and customers on previous versions can upgrade to this version to make use of these new features

We have recently released first service pack of ADEP Document Services which is available for download at this link

Adobe has recently outlined growth strategy with increased focus on Digital Marketing and Digital Media opportunities.

To know more about future investments and priorities on Adobe LiveCycle visit Arun’s (VP & GM) blog