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.
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?
1 - LiveCycle Production Print Supported formats
Input Data XML and field, record, or page-based ASCII data Preformatted documents AFP and PDF Output Documents AFP, IJPDS, PostScript®, and PCL Labels Zebra, TEC, Printronix, and Intermec Electronic PDF, PDF/A, CSV, HTML, XML, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, and PNG
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.