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LiveCycle Home

There are numerous end user or administrator user web UIs for LiveCycle Enterprise suite  :

  • Correspondence Management Solution
  • Forms Manager
  • Workspace (Flex & HTML)
  • Reader Extensions
  • PDFG
  • Rights Management
  • Process Reporting

An administrator works with many of these web UIs and it is little difficult for administrator to remember the URLs for all these applications and prior to ES4 SP1 there was no single place for a specific user to see what all LC applications that particular user has access to.

In LiveCycle ES4 SP1 we have introduced LiveCycle Home or LiveCycle landing page – which is a single page that displays all the applications that any specific logged in user has access to and can launch those applications from that landing page, SSO is integrated so that the user is not challenged to provide username/password after the first login.

LiveCycle Home sample image :

LiveCycle Home

LiveCycle Home

One can log on to LiveCycle Home by hitting any of the following URLs :

  • http://servernameoripaddress:serverport/lc
  • http://servernameoripaddress:serverport/lc/home
  •  http://servernameoripaddress:serverport/lc/welcome

 

This page can also be customized to add URLs to any other applications that are integrated with LiveCycle

 

There are some self service options for learning (links to help resources) , LiveCycle Communities (Forums & blogs) , TroubleShooting (System Info Service) and link to support (to raise any product issues or contact support for help)

Note : This functionality will be available to only those users of LiveCycle who use CRX based components like Forms Manager or Correspondence Manager.

 

For more information about LiveCycle Home go through documentation on Adobe’s help

 

Content Services clear cache and index check

This blog is relevant to all LiveCycle Content Services customers who are using CS directly or might be using applications that use CS (like CM 2.5 or customized Workspace to use CS in background).

In case if you see any inconsistency in search results of the assets that are stored in Content Services then you may follow below steps to troubleshoot that issue.

I would recommend performing these on development and test environments and not on production system. These steps do not cause any side effects but it is advised to perform these in assistance with LiveCycle support if you are doing it on production systems ( just to avoid any user errors while performing these steps)

One of the reasons for search result inconsistency could be due to cache. Follow the below steps to clear cache and then use your application to check if search results are as expected.

Steps to clean cache :

  1. Log on to http://hostname:port/contentspace as administrator
  2. In the same browser session change the above URL in address bar to http://[hostname]:[port]/contentspace/wcservice/adobe/cms/cleancache/webscript
  3. Hit Enter
  4. You would see a success message after the cache is cleaned
  5. Check the search behavior now from customized workspace UI and/or from CM Manage Assets UI

If the issue still persists , check if the indexes are out of sync

  1. Go to http://hostname:port/contentspace/service/enterprise/admin/indexcheck URL, login as administrator
  2. Click on Check all txn ids (warning: this may take some time)

Note: This operation will take some time and is recommended to be performed when the load on the system is very low (post business hours) or during weekends when no one or not many people are using the system for development or testing.

Also if your development or test  system is cluster, perform these steps on all the nodes separately.

LiveCycle ES4 SP1 (a.k.a Service Pack 1) is now available for download

LiveCycle ES4 SP1 i.e service pack 1 is released and now available for download from Adobe’s Download page It is the first service pack that has been released on top of LiveCycle ES4 which was released in March 2013. This service pack includes numerous features across the product areas, some of those to mention are :

  • LiveCycle Connector for SharePoint 2013   –    LiveCycle connectors now supports integration with SharePoint 2007 , SharePoint 2010 & SharePoint 2013. Till ES4 release only 2007 & 2010 versions of MS SP were supported but many customers have requested us to support SharePoint 2013 as well so we have included that support with SP1 release.
  • MWS Startpoints  - Enterprises can now deploy processes and optionally choose to enable The Mobile Workspace Application now has enhanced UI and now allows users to start processes directly from MWS application.
  • Correspondence Management Solution –  cache functionality is implemented to enhance the performance of correspondence preview and submit. ES4 SP1 has significant performance improvements when compared to ES4. Another major functionality to mention is field and variable validations that have been introduced in create correspondence UI. Organizations can customize CM to include their custom validations as well.
  • LiveCycle Home  -  LiveCycle ES4 SP1 introduces a home page or a landing page for all LiveCycle users which is sort of landing page that displays all the applications that a specific user has access to with their shortcuts for easy accessibility so that one need not remember multiple URLs of various LC applications. User once logged on to LC home can hop to any LC application that he/she has access to without re-entering password via single sign-on
  • Process Reporting  - We have been receiving requests from various customer to provide a UI where they can have an overview of all the processes and tasks that are currently running or which have been completed. This is an all new functionality that has been introduced which gives LC administrators to have valuable business insights in to all the long-lived orchestrations that have been deployed on LiveCycle.

 

The above list is not complete there are numerous other additions like enhanced platform support (Java 7 specifically) , Form Portal integration Package , System Information Service and accessibility reporting.

 

Go to What’s new in ES4 SP1 for a complete list of all the features and enhancements that have been added in ES4 SP1

 

Video highlighting the new features and enhancements in ES4 SP1 (refresh the browser in case you are unable to view the video preview below)

 

Adobe LiveCycle ES4 is now GA

 

We have proudly announced the release of LiveCycle ES4 last month and now it is now GA (available to general market via web and physical media)

Adobe LiveCycle ES4 extends the business processes to clients using smart phones or tablets.

 

Watch this five-minute video to check out the major new features available in LiveCycle ES4

(refresh the browser in case you are unable to view the video preview below)

 

LiveCycle ES4 has two new modules – LiveCycle Forms Pro and LiveCycle Forms portal. An all-new PhoneGap based Mobile Workspace app is delivered with ES4.

There are loads of features that are included across the LiveCycle modules. These are new features and also some features which were delivered as CCRs on previous releases.

There are numerous additions to platform matrix. LiveCycle is now supported on AIX 7.1 and RHEL 6 in addition to the list of OSes that we already certified and supported till ES3. ES4 is certified on a new version of Oracle Weblogic application server (12.1.1 ) in addition to all the application servers and specific versions that were certified till ES3. Official support is added for lot of new LDAP servers. Chrome is now in the list of officially certified and supported browsers. Check the platform matrix for the full list.

 

The current version of LiveCycle provides a better ROI (than earlier versions of LiveCycle) to the existing and new customers.The customers who are on earlier LiveCycle releases can quickly contact support and plan for the upgrade. 

 

Links to some important resources:

  1. What’s new in ES4
  2. Full Product Documentation
  3. Install Docs
  4. Platform Matrix
  5. Trial Download site
  6. LiveCycle Forums

 

LiveCyle Quick Fixes

 

All the latest Quick Fixes of LiveCycle ES2 version and above will be posted regularly on Adobe website.

If you are a LiveCycle customer and encounter any issue , You may reach to QuickFixes page check if the issue is listed here

In case it is listed on the above mentioned QuickFixes page , then contact Adobe LiveCycle support team to provide specific quickfix installer

Announcing LiveCycle ES4

We are proud to announce our next and major release of LiveCycle a.k.a Adobe LiveCycle ES4 with loads and loads of new features.

 

Significant features include :

  1. Mobile forms support
  2. Mobile Workspace application
  3. Forms management capabilities
  4. Integration with Adobe Experience Manager
  5. Extended rights management
  6. Addition of new features in Correspondence Management
  7. Inclusion of new features that are added as CCR on previous releases which will be available for upgrade customers

 

For more information go to official press release of Adobe

Also watch a cool 5 minute video that showcases and explains most of the new features of LiveCycle ES4

 

 

Copy paste of text content from MS-Office applications

LiveCycle Correspondence Management solution users often use text content from MS-Office applications like Word and Excel.

The text content can be copied from MS-Office applications and pasted to Rich Text Editor of Correspondence Management.

Currently the content copying is supported but any rich text formatting applied to the text in external applications like MS-Office applciations will not be retained.

 

If the user copies (to clipboard) below content from MS-Word

 

 

 

 

 

 

and pastes it in CM text content area of Rich Text editor , the text would appear like

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot of customers are asking us to provide a functionality to copy paste content from MS-Office applications that supports copying of text content along with the formatting. This is currently on the roadmap but there are no fixed timelines when this feature would be available in the product.

stay tuned …….

 

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.

Example :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.