Creating Dynamic Forms with Adobe Livecycle Designer
by J P Terry
Creating intelligent forms can be challenging. Forms have to present critical information in a compact format. Interactive forms that respond to data ... Show synopsis Creating intelligent forms can be challenging. Forms have to present critical information in a compact format. Interactive forms that respond to data entry by the user requires some programming. Dynamic forms also have to work seamlessly with the database that collects customer information. Plus, forms need to be designed well to eliminate confusion and entice completion by the user. As shown in Getting Started with Adobe LiveCycle Designer, LiveCycle Designer addresses the myriad objectives of forms creation. It offers a digital handshake between the graphic designer and the data programmer. LiveCycle Designer, which ships with every version of Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional for Windows, lets forms designers create more compelling and dynamic PDF documents than is possible with Acrobat or Microsoft Word. Forms created with LiveCycle designer automatically expand to accommodate different amounts of data and report that information back to a database. Getting Started with Adobe LiveCycle Designer shows design strategies as well as the technical underpinnings of PDF and XFA (Adobe XML Forms Architecture), the tools necessary to create intelligent forms. product strategy. Expect to hear more about LiveCycle in the future.