30 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2008 10:06 AM by (Mike_Bessuille) RSS

    Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...

    Community Member
      The following websites are ones that I've found useful for information on LiveCycle Designer. If you have other blogs / sites that you find useful, please add them to this thread.

      Stefan's blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/formbuilder/
      LiveCycle Designer Developer Center: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/

      Mike

      Mike Potter
      Adobe Developer Relations
        • 1. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
          Mike,

          I was on that formbuilder. It's great.
          • 2. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
            I'm going to vent a little here but perhaps it will rid this forum of some lazy behaviour.

            If you are about to post a question, please
            1) Look in the Designer HELP to see if the answer is there
            2) Do a search of this forum (use "forum search" link at the top of the page) to see if your question has already been asked.

            It seems some of you get frustrated when your question isn't answered. Chances are it's because either your question is difficult to understand or it's already been answered in another post (and nobody really wants to do your work for you to direct you to the answer).

            I'll be the first to support anyone who says the LC Designer documentation is lacking, but this forum combined with the resources posted in Mike's e-mail above are terrific resources and have helped me out on several occasions.
            • 3. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
              Community Member
              I should also add that I cross my fingers that the folks at Adobe who monitor this forum take note of the sort of questions that are being asked so that they can make the appropriate clarity or content adjustment to their documentation set.
              • 4. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                Well, guess what SGreen, I'm building a form right now, that would
                create a diagram out of some value fields.
                I've opened 6 - 7 documents for help just for being able to draw
                (dinamically) a single straight line:
                Designer Help
                AcroJS.pdf (Acrobat Java Scripting Reference)
                Acro_JS_errata.pdf
                AcroJS_DesignerJS.pdf
                JavaScript editor Pro help
                Acrobat JavaScript scripting guide

                There's no single straight answer to questions that bother every developer - like (just an example):
                "Is Designer supporting Annot methods - like addAnnot?"
                They say it does (for static) but their program says/does the opposite.

                Why to make a revolution from a thing that was already working?
                Probably the guys who concocted XML wanted to create the next thing which will save the world, right now instead it's a calamity that's affecting any thinkable domain of science/industry.
                • 5. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                  I have tried using Adobe LiveCycle Designer. I keep getting the following Error Message: "xml parsing error: unknown coding (error code 18) Line 1, Column 31 of file"

                  I have searched your support data base and could not find the Error message.

                  I like your Program and want to Purchase it, BUT, I have tried for 2 weeks or better to correct My Files, BUT, I continue to get the same error message.

                  I hope that you can help me. I only have 25 days to make my final decision as to whether to purchase the Program.

                  I want to use the Program for my Students who enroll in my On-Lin Bible Institute, which open on January 2, 2007
                  • 6. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                    Is there a more advanced guide for scripting in Livecycle??

                    I found this one:
                    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/articles/lc_designer_scripting_basics.html

                    But i was thinking if there is a basic scripting guide maybe there is an advanced scripting guide too.

                    Anyone of you now that??
                    • 7. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                      Personally, as someone new to 'scripting' I couldn't find an answer in plain English to my problem. I'm learning php/mysql and find that easier to find specific answers and examples than 'Designer'. And certainly found tons of help on forums.

                      I did a search here and in 'help' and on the internet (for ages) for an answer that would make sense to me before posting here. Although I'm quite sure the problem I had is ultra-basic to someone who 'knows'.

                      I think the reason I didn't get my answer here was because of your latter example; people thinking I should have found the answer myself - that is was too 'basic'. But this forum was a 'second' last resort before trying another program or learning javascript rather than FormCalc.

                      Eventually though I found http://groups.google.com/group/livecycle and recommend it.

                      AND I have to say that I wish I'd found http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/articles/lc_designer_scripting_basics/lc_designer_s cripting_basics.pdf before. It's what I need methinks! Thanks Rob for the tip!
                      • 8. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                        Community Member
                        That's very surprising you found the google group useful. I see a lot of posts and no responses.

                        I wish I could find a good resource to find answers. It seems common on this forum to read about how someone just spent 10 hours trying to figure out a problem. I'm sure that's not that uncommon, I know I have done the same when it comes to this software because there seems to be insufficient resources to get help.
                        • 9. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                          GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                          Some users need to learn that this site is about sharing not taking and that "Never mind, I found the solution!" is not sharing.

                          One should post the solution found so that others can learn from the posters experience. All solutions and techniques are not so obvious to all.
                          • 10. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                            Can somebody guide me for creating link in adobe lifecycle designer.i am using button and on its click event i want to open an another pdf file in new window.
                            please its urgent guide me for this.
                            Thank you
                            • 11. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                              GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                              Stephen Cameron's blog has been moved to:

                              http://forms.stefcameron.com/
                              • 12. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                I am new to this, but I had to do this on a current form, a number of times. I will try to be clear.

                                Add a Button
                                Control type is regular

                                Show click*

                                Language: javascript
                                xfa.host.gotoURL
                                and in parentheses where your doc is:
                                for example("http://infoscope.ccc.edu/display/displayFile.asp?docid=2232/labs.pdf");
                                • 13. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                  How do I create a web link??

                                  I want to be able to take some text or an image and have it link to a website. Seems simple, but am unable to do this and searching online I haven't found any solutions. I have tried copy and paste from word, create in Acrobat Professional and then open with Designer. None seem to work. Please Help. Thanks.
                                  • 14. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                    GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                                    Please only post links to other helpful web sites in this anchored item.
                                    • 15. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                      Community Member
                                      The ONLY useful resource on LiveCycle/PDF forms I've yet managed to find is:

                                      Stefan Cameron on Forms

                                      But I'm finding it increasingly bizarre that Adobe don't openly publish this kind of information - why isn't there an MSDN-style resource that we can all use quickly and easily?

                                      I don't want to sound ungrateful, but the Adobe user-to-user forums just aren't detailed enough to be really useful. When you're developing a solution you need answers right away, not hours, days or even months later. Plus, the same questions keep coming up again and again, with different people answering them at different times.

                                      Seriously, the lack of available info is extremely frustrating.
                                      • 16. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                        Community Member
                                        Sorry, didn't see all the hidden messages from others also bemoaning the poor documentation.
                                        Ah well, at least I'm not alone it seems. Come on Adobe, pull your finger out.

                                        In the meantime, I've just discovered this today:

                                        Acrobat User Community

                                        Some of the stuff in here is pretty basic, but some of it looks quite promising.
                                        • 17. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                          GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                                          To find more information about Scripting in LC D see:

                                          Scripting languages and resources (LiveCycle Designer 8.x)
                                          http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=333249

                                          Or the search results for "live cycle javascript":
                                          http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/index.cfm?loc=en_us&term=livecycle+javascript

                                          As for the previous poster, some users need some really basic information and although one may find it below their level, it does help some. Some other posters consider me an advanced user, but even I learn some new insight reading and rereading the basic documentation and examples.

                                          I always try to add an item of value to this post and not my personal comments or feelings about LiveCycle Designer.
                                          • 18. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                            I am looking for a more indepth. coverage Of live cycle designer. I still dont understand realy how to make multiple page documents with flowing layouts. For example a phone bill etc.

                                            Are there any tutorials for something like this or examples anyone can share? Nothing complicated. Just a standard pdf with header and flowing documents.
                                            • 19. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                              is there any way i can create a hyperlink to a field locally i.e in the same page/form/subform?

                                              Creating an external hyperlink is well-explained and teached but there is nothing even in the HELP SECTION if one wants the form-filler to click on a TEXT and it would link him/her to an ImageField/Text or anything!

                                              Please guide me, I am totally new with LiveCycle and need to complete these kind of tasks everyday.
                                              • 20. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                                                Posters, please read the title of this post and try to post relevant content.

                                                If you are asking a specific question about a feature of LiveCycle Designer, please start a new post and not a response to this post.

                                                To bring the list to the end of this post:

                                                Acrobat Users' Community: http://www.acrobatusers.com/
                                                Scripting languages and resources (LiveCycle Designer 8.x): http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=333249
                                                Results from search for "livecycle designer javascript": http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/index.cfm?loc=en_us&term=livecycle+javascript
                                                Stefan Cameron on Forms - Building intelligent forms using Adobes LiveCycle Designer: http://forms.stefcameron.com/
                                                • 21. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                  LiveCycle Designer is a major pain to use for me. It just fights MSO to no end. The Merge Selected Text Objects just creates another problem for me.

                                                  I would love to be able to do this in Dreamweaver and be done with. It would be so nice if I could just export the Form to a i-PDF from DW.
                                                  • 22. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                    GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                                                    Have you looked at Acrobat's FormTool or Nitro PDF Professional?

                                                    Posters, please read the title of this post and try to post relevant content.

                                                    If you are asking a specific question about a feature of LiveCycle Designer, please start a new post and not a response to this post.

                                                    To bring the list to the end of this post:

                                                    Acrobat Users' Community: http://www.acrobatusers.com/
                                                    Scripting languages and resources (LiveCycle Designer 8.x): http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=333249
                                                    Results from search for "livecycle designer javascript": http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/index.cfm?loc=en_us&term=livecycle+javascript
                                                    Stefan Cameron on Forms - Building intelligent forms using Adobes LiveCycle Designer: http://forms.stefcameron.com/
                                                    • 23. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                      Community Member
                                                      HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                      I am trying to create a new time sheet within Live Cycle. I originally copied our design from a excel spread sheet as the template in Live Cycle did not meet our needs.
                                                      My problem is I have 10 columns across and 19 rows. I need to have the columns calculate across and then have the grand total calculate at the bottum.
                                                      I believe I need to have some java script written to accomplish this, however not sure how to do this.

                                                      I would be happy to email my file for assistance.
                                                      • 24. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                        kimbradford
                                                        Tammy, email the file. I am on AIM and MSN. AIM ID is kimmerdog, MSN is kimsnyder@sympatico.ca.

                                                        I can help you. Just finished doing a timesheet for a company.
                                                        • 25. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                          Hi! We want to create an interactive form in Life Cycle Designer where the results can be scored and sent to the instructor. Can anyone help give me some input?
                                                          • 26. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                            GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                                                            Tammy, Kimmerdog, and Sainbor:

                                                            Posters, please read the title of this post and try to post relevant content.

                                                            If you are asking a specific question about a feature of LiveCycle Designer, please start a new post and not a response to this post.

                                                            To bring the list to the end of this post:

                                                            Acrobat Users' Community: http://www.acrobatusers.com/
                                                            Scripting languages and resources (LiveCycle Designer 8.x): http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=333249
                                                            Results from search for "livecycle designer javascript": http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/index.cfm?loc=en_us&term=livecycle+javascript
                                                            Stefan Cameron on Forms - Building intelligent forms using Adobes LiveCycle Designer: http://forms.stefcameron.com/
                                                            • 27. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                              Here are a few other sources:

                                                              Javascript:
                                                              http://www.acrobatusers.com/tech_corners/javascript_corner/tips/2006/date_time_part3/index .php

                                                              http://www.webreference.com/javascript/reference/core_ref/contents.html

                                                              http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Reference

                                                              Forms:
                                                              A 'Tutorial' which may be fine for doing things from the author's persective, but which I found lacking in specifics - though it has portential.

                                                              http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1021020&seqNum=1

                                                              http://www.planetpdf.com/forumarchive/145515.asp
                                                              • 28. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                                I am an SAP EHS Consultant and we have built Adobe Interactive Forms using the Adove life cycle designer. Is there a way to consume web services within the life cycle designer to resolve data on the form.
                                                                • 29. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                                  GKaiseril ACP/MVPs
                                                                  This post is for links to other resources.
                                                                  b Not for posting specific questions. Please respect this restriction.

                                                                  b If you must post a specific question please start a new thread.

                                                                  Summary of listed links:

                                                                  more advanced guide for Scripting in Livecycle:
                                                                  http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/articles/lc_designer_scripting_basics.html
                                                                  Scripting languages and resources (LiveCycle Designer 8: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=333249
                                                                  Or the search results for "live cycle javascript": http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/index.cfm?loc=en_us&term=livecycle+javascript
                                                                  Javascript:
                                                                  http://www.acrobatusers.com/tech_corners/javascript_corner/tips/2006/date_time_part3/index .php
                                                                  http://www.webreference.com/javascript/reference/core_ref/contents.html
                                                                  http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Reference

                                                                  Forms:
                                                                  http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1021020&seqNum=1

                                                                  Support Groups:
                                                                  Google: http://groups.google.com/group/livecycle
                                                                  Acrobat Users Community: http://www.acrobatusers.com/
                                                                  Planet PDF Forums: http://www.planetpdf.com

                                                                  Blogs:
                                                                  Stephen Cameron: http://forms.stefcameron.com/

                                                                  Javascript:
                                                                  http://www.acrobatusers.com/tech_corners/javascript_corner/tips/2006/date_time_part3/index .php
                                                                  http://www.webreference.com/javascript/reference/core_ref/contents.html
                                                                  http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Reference

                                                                  Forms:
                                                                  http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1021020&seqNum=1
                                                                  http://www.planetpdf.com/forumarchive/145515.asp
                                                                  • 30. Re: Need more info on LiveCycle Designer?  Check out these sites...
                                                                    Community Member
                                                                    Form Designer team blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/lcdesigner/
                                                                    FormFeed: Great new advanced scripting blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/

                                                                    Mike