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Displaying PDF documents/forms from Adobe LiveCycle in the browser

by kai 28/11/2013

Users of Adobe LiveCycle quite regularly interact with PDF documents. Some examples are: Rendering customised documents for print purposes Creating PDF forms for on- and offline use to collect data for further processing Rendering pre-filled PDF forms to send out to customers/users for completion and physical signature etc. In a lot of cases those PDF […]

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Extending Adobe LiveCycle through custom DSCs – some resources

by kai 25/02/2012

Don’t worry – this is not going to be a lengthy, complicated, super-advanced tutorial. I thought about writing a post on Adobe LC DSCs for a while, but never got round to. Today, I got kind of pushed over the edge by seeing that my friend Duane and his partner Matt from √úberity have published […]

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Flash Platform Code Camp Wellington 2010

by kai 01/05/2010

Come along and learn about Adobe’s Flash Platform and creative tools for building Rich Internet Applications: Flash, Flex, AIR, Flash Catalyst, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash Builder, BlazeDS, LiveCycle DS, LiveCycle Designer and lots more. This is also a place to meet and greet, share cool stuff, try out new technologies and code together with other like-minded people.

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Unhandled exception in FormDesigner.exe – Excuse me?

by kai 16/04/2010

I wanted to use an installation of LC Designer ES 8.2 on a Win XP SP 2 VM (typical training or “I just need to quickly edit a form” setup for me). Said installation always worked fine and I never had any issues with it before. Firing it up today left me ending up with an “unhandled expection in FormDesigner.exe” and the option to debug the issue in VisualStudio.

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Accessible PDF documents and forms

by kai 20/01/2010

Yes, to a lot of people’s surprise PDF documents can be authored (and made afterwards) accessible. The keywords here are avoiding scanned paper documents (although OCR can do quite a lot) and in particular making use of tagging and reading order. A very good overview is provided by the Social Security Administration in the US. […]

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Hightlighted borders in LiveCycle Designer

by kai 24/11/2008

I came across a slightly weird issue the other day when building forms in LiveCycle Designer. LC forms offer the nice and simple feature of being able to create form elements that render highlighted in Reader or Acrobat Pro when mandatory. For whatever reason I had a few form elements in which the form element […]

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PDF on its way to become an ISO standard

by kai 06/12/2007

This one is interesting: Jim King’s inside pdf reports on the fact that PDF 1.7 passed the ballot to become the ISO 32000 (DIS) standard by a vote of 13:1. That’s a very good result and will hopefully contribute to the acceptance of PDF document in governments and also when it comes to web standards. […]

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