3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2010 5:43 AM by Hodmi

    Printing and Distribution

    Arjuna M

      Hi,

       

      Can someone please answer the following questions on LiveCycle forms

       

      1. Is there a facility to bulk print forms or print forms individually from a management console?

       

      2. Is there anyway to generate an image version of a submiited form.  When an user fills in the data in a form and submits the form I need to take an image of the form, can this be autogenerated?

       

      Thanks

      Arjuna.

        • 1. Re: Printing and Distribution
          Hodmi Level 4

          1. Is there a facility to bulk print forms or print forms individually from a management console?

          Not sure about a management console, but there are two modules for printing forms.  Output and Production Print.  Which one you use depends on the print run size and some other factors too numerious to discuss here.  The marketing info on the Adobe.com website does a pretty good job of differentiating them.

           

          2. Is there anyway to generate an image version of a submiited form.  When an user fills in the data in a form and submits the form I need to take an image of the form, can this be autogenerated?

          Yes.  The toImage2 operation (under Common I believe) will convert the PDF to an image.

          • 2. Re: Printing and Distribution
            Arjuna M Level 1

            Hi Hodmi,

             

            Thanks for your response,

             

            With regards to question 1, what are the print stream formats that are supported by
            Adobe LiveCycle Production Print ES2.

             

            With regards to question 2, is there any way for me to set it up so that it automatically saves an image of the document (doesn't it do this by default) rather than calling an API method?

             

            Thanks

            Arjuna.

            • 3. Re: Printing and Distribution
              Hodmi Level 4

              1 - LiveCycle Production Print Supported formats

               

              Input
              DataXML and field, record, or page-based ASCII data
              Preformatted documentsAFP and PDF
              Output
              DocumentsAFP, IJPDS, PostScript®, and PCL
              LabelsZebra, TEC, Printronix, and Intermec
              ElectronicPDF, PDF/A, CSV, HTML, XML, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG

               

              http://www.adobe.com/products/livecycle/productionprint/

               

              2 - If you are asking if there is a way to both render and convert the PDF in one step then, yes.  You can create a small workflow in the LiveCycle environment and string together multiple operations.  You would do this using the Workbench tool to connect to the LiveCycle server.  The resulting workflow can be called through the API and will do both steps at once.