In 2010, I contributed a tutorial article on designing interactive PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat/LiveCycle Designer to the IEEE Professional Communication Society Newsletter. Later, STC’s Intercom published a version of this article revised for Acrobat X.
Read the Intercom version of the article at this link.
As always, your feedback is welcome.
Beginning with LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 2 (126.96.36.199), LiveCycle supports just-in-time provisioning of users that don’t yet exist in User Management. Just-in-time (JIT) provisioning creates new users dynamically in User Management once an authentication provider has successfully authenticated their credentials. Additionally, relevant roles and groups are assigned on-the-fly to the new user.
We have published a new TechNote that you can read to understand and implement this feature. This TechNote discusses the following:
- The need for JIT user provisioning
- How to implement JIT user provisioning
- JIT user provisioning: Behind the scenes
Nandini Gupta and I recently contributed an article on our favorite RoboHelp tips to Indus, the newsletter of the India chapter of STC. Check out the article here!
The May issue of Indus
carried an article on my favorite FrameMaker tips. Check that one out here!
Let’s discuss an easy way to embed a file-level TOC in a FrameMaker document. We’ll generate a standalone TOC for the document and then import it by reference into the same document.
- Open the FrameMaker document.
- Click Special > Table of Contents. When FrameMaker prompts if you want to create a standalone TOC, say Yes.
- In the Set Up Table of Contents dialog, select the paragraph tags that you want to include in the TOC. Click Set. FrameMaker creates a separate TOC file and stores it in the directory where your FrameMaker document is stored.
- Open the new TOC and format it as necessary. You may want to change the font styles/sizes for the TOC paragraphs and set tab stops/leaders.
- Now, open the parent FrameMaker document, place the cursor at the intended insertion point (usually the beginning of the file), and then click File > Import > File. Select the external TOC file and click Import.
- Retain the default settings in the Import Text Flow by Reference dialog box and click Import. FramaMaker imports the TOC by reference into the parent document.
Now, whenever you update the external TOC, simply select the embedded text inset in the parent document and click Update in the Text Inset Properties pod.
Here’s some further suggested reading: