Posts in Category "LiveCycle"

All about Security – Concept of ISMS, Document Usage and Protection (TC)

All about Security – Concept of ISMS, Document Usage and Protection.

A 3-hour seminar (Traditional Chinese) for Government users.
Telling the fundamental concepts about ISMS, Risk, PDCA, Document consolidation, Protection (Password, Signature, Watermark, Redaction, Batching, and Online auditing).


Revised – Adobe Flex and Connected devices for Customer Experience Management (TC)

This is the simplified version of the last post.

And some research data has been updated too.

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Adobe Flex and Connected devices for Customer Experience Management (TC)

Recently I have a customer presentation (Traditional Chinese) for Adobe roadmap.

The topics are related to Flex 4.5, Device, and CEM (Customer Experience Management).
And I think it may be an nice topic for anybody interesting in Mobility, User Experience, Flash & HTML5, and Business improvement.

Part A and  Part B

In summary,

Adobe Flash Platform
– Mobility, ROI for Enterprise
– One Web and one UX to any Device (Mobile, Tablet, Connected TV, eBook device)
– Overcome difficulties: OS, Screen density, Device native API
– Next: Context application

Adobe supports HTML5
– WebKit for AIR, HTML5 pack for Dreamweaver and Illustrator, Flash to HTML5
– Next: Fit Client

Workflow:Designer & Developer
– Visual Designer -> Interactive Designer -> Developer
– Using FXG 2.0 for Graphics and Layout interchange
– Next: High KPI and Low risk  in Context, User, Data, Backend, and Access points

Adobe Flex
– Flex SDK (open source), Flex 4, and Flash Builder

Core Business Improvement
– Rich for better UI,  Intuitive data management, Concurrent data push
– Methodology for business improvement (14 steps)
– Requirement engineering: Discover -> define questions/ROI,  Document -> Plan -> Validate -> User acceptance test
– Next: Development is the last step
– Key successful factors: User engagement, User Experience, Operation optimization, Integration optimization
– Leverage legacy systems with Adobe Flash Platform, CEM, and Online Marketing Suite

Why Adobe?
– because it’s Most admired, Has positive strategy and pricing structure, Impressive, On-Premise & Cloud, and Highly secure, etc.

Use cases
– Customer stories
– Recognition and endorsement
– Experienced developers

Adobe Servers
– Enterprise Multi-Screen Architecture
– LiveCycle ES2
– LiveCycle Data Services
– ColdFusion

eGov – Briefing of Document Archive and Security Practice (TC)

A general briefing (Traditional Chinese) of document archive and security practice in eGovernment.


5 major issues:
1. Document is portable?
2. Digital Signature is easy to use?
3. Official document / Form is easy to design?
4. How to Review? (Distributed or Centralized)
5. Content is Confidential / Sensitive?

Datasheet of LiveCycle ES2 (TC) (EN)

LiveCycle ES2 Datasheet

Traditional Chinese:

1. PDF Generator ES2

2. Forms ES2

3. Rights Management ES2

4. Digital Signature ES2

5. Content Services ES2

6. Reader Extensions ES2


1.LiveCycle ES2 Summary Card and Product Portfolio

2. Forms ES2

3. Rights Management ES2

4. Digital Signatures ES2

5. Data Services ES2

6. Mosaic ES2

7. Collaboration Service

8. PDF Generator ES2

9. Process Management ES2

10. Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) ES2

11. Content Services ES2

12. Connectors for ECM

13. Reader Extensions ES2

14. Output ES2

15. Production Print ES2

Adobe LiveCycle and BPM (TC)

Here is a deep introduction (Traditional Chinese) of Adobe LiveCycle ES2 in BPM usage.


• Company Profile
• BPM Concept / Definition
• Business Value – Adobe Technologies
• BPM Application
• Business Value – Adobe Advantages

Overall Architecture
• Architecture
• Developing tool – Design
• Developing tool – Direct Use
• Developing tool – Develop
• Platform (DB, application server)
• HA, load balancing, recovery

• Model Driven & Form Design
• Process Modules
• Process & Rule design
• BAM (Business activity monitoring)
• Organization management
• Documentation
• QA / Testing
• Task List
• Mobile support

Change Management and Process Improvement
• Euromoney and Dynamic form templates integration (XDP, DDX)
• Kane County and Multiple data applications (Guides, PDF, Workspace, Flash)

• Other references

A step-by-step tutorial of PDF form submission without any coding (EN) – using REST and Reader Extensions ES2

I wrote a step-by-step tutorial (English) of PDF form submission without any coding
– using REST and Reader Extensions ES2

What’s my purpose?

  • Imagine you have designed a PDF form using LiveCycle Designer. It’s quite easy even you are non-technical background.
  • Without any coding, the only easier way for submitting this form is using Email. (e.g. mailto://someone@email_address)
  • However, if you consider a large group of users and a centralized organization, you will prefer to submitting to a HTTP URL instead. (e.g. http://somewhere@url_address)
  • But how can you do that? For example, It can be retrieved by “multipart/form-data” of the submitted data. Or writing a server-side code to handle the HTTP request and response.
  • Here is the problem. Many users may don’t know how to implement. Even they’ve got the sample server code, they still don’t know how to handle and maintain it. This becomes a barrier in fast adaption.
  • So I want to find a solution to support the non-coding integration.


  • Without any coding.
  • Minimize the learning curve to start our usage – only Designer and Workbench. It integrates front end, receiver, and processing services.
  • Simple design concept – Drag & drop and Properties setting.
  • Powerful tools.
  • Form fields – Text, image, date, digital signature, button, paper barcode (1D, 2D), …
  • Data connection (XML Schema, Web services, database, Adobe data model).
  • Dynamic fields, Reusable form fragments, Validation, Action Builder.
  • Version control (History), Process debug by Record and Playback.
  • Endpoints (web services, API, email, watched folder, flex remoting).
  • Wow. Is that wonderful ?

How To
– For PDF form, we design it by LiveCycle Designer ES2.

  • Besides the form fields, we place a submit button.
  • It submits to the REST URL of LiveCycle process.

– For LiveCycle, we design a related process using Workbench ES2.

  • Receive a PDF form as Input (default startpoint – REST).
  • Extract the XML data (exportData operation).
  • Save the XML to server (writeXML operation).
  • Modify the XML data (Set Value service).
  • Insert it back to the input PDF form and return it to user (importData operation).
  • Note: I use the same PDF form as output is just for simplicity only. You can assign the output PDF for welcome letter, task record or report.

– Expected result:

  • When an user submitted a PDF form to LiveCycle server, the system will save the extracted XML data. Then it modifies some fields and return a PDF back to the user.

LiveCycle eForm (PDF / Flash) Case Studies (TC)

Attached is the Traditional Chinese slide of LiveCycle eForm Case studies


1. Form Processing: Standard (PDF, XML), Front-end (Reader, Designer, Workbench),
Back-end (Foundation, Solution components), and Integration in LiveCycle
2. Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES2 – Its function and comparison with Acrobat Pro
3. Australia PDF SmartForms – Huge ROI by Share form fragments while maintaining the Standard data schema
4. ROI of Financial dynamic PDF forms – AXA, Citi, Wachovia, RBC, HSBC, AIG, Nationwide, MetLife
5.Poland e-Deklaracje Desktop – Fast adaption by Adobe AIR and Reader across multi-platform
6.Kane County – Cover standardization and easy-to-use by building work processes of Flash and PDF forms
7. FAA – Form processing, management and document control
8. – a great showcase of LiveCycle integration – Real-time dashboard (user behavior tracking), Online decision making (price beat), Users need Adobe Reader only (all documents and CAD are all converted to PDF), DRM security, and Content management (RFQ, Attachment, data source consolidation).
9. NATO – 70 data source with realtime content integration
10. NASDAQ, Morgan Stanley – Realtime transaction

Adobe LiveCycle ES2 and RIA introduction (TC)

Here is the Adobe LiveCycle ES2 and RIA introduction (Traditional Chinese).


1. The basic idea of ES2 = Less customization using building blocks
2. Benefit of Adobe RIA = Cross platform without other plug-in
3. Three key RIA = Adobe PDF, Flash and AIR
4. LiveCycle architecture = Over 55 fundamental components and many Application components
i.e. Fundamental components = email, database, ldap, file handling
i.e. Application components = schedule, document encryption, archiving, assembling, etc.
5. Three common usages of LiveCycle = Collaboration (in manufacturing), Forms (in government), and Dashboard (in financial)

Slides of RIA and LiveCycle ES2

Here’re slides (Traditional Chinese) of our RIA and LiveCycle ES2 seminar at Dec 22, 2009.

Press Conference-20091222.pdf

Brief of Adobe RIA


Enterprise RIA: UI? Rich? Content + Apps, Contextual apps
Difficulties of IT
Solution 1: Lower lerning and communication barriers
Solution 2: Integrate with legacy architecture by Adobe RIA
Server side: Adobe Flash Media Server, Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro 7
SOA/Cloud apps


Idea: No customization -> Building blocks -> Combination
Architecture: Foundation and Solution components
Usages: Document collaboration, Fom data capture, Visualization