Adobe LiveCycle
Designer Form Development



Course Length: 12 hours (2 days)
This introductory Adobe Certified course teaches techniques for developing forms using LiveCycle ES4 Designer. We use a guided checklist style format in the instructor-led delivery of this class. Through significant amounts of hands-on practice, by the end of the course you will know how to create static as well as dynamic interactive forms. Topics covered in this course include building a template, setting up Designer preferences, building a library group for custom objects, formatting a text field to place in the library, building a dynamic form with an expanding fields, building a dynamic form with an expanding table, building a multi-signature form without auto populate date fields, creating a multi-signature form with scripted auto populate date fields, building a calculation (FormCalc vs. JavaScript), and saving a form as reader extended.

Learning Objectives:
  • Building a Form Template
  • Setting up Designer Preferences
  • Setting Presentation Options
  • Building a Library Group for Custom Objects
  • Formatting a Text Field to Place in the Library
  • Building a Dynamic Form with an Expanding Field
  • Building a Dynamic Form with an Expanding Table
  • Building Exclusive Checkboxes Using Action Builder
  • Building a Multi Signature Form without Auto Populate Date Fields
  • Building a Multi Signature Form with Auto Populate Date Fields
  • Building a Calculation (FormCalc vs. JavaScript)
  • Saving a Form as Reader Extended
Target Student:
Anyone new to the program and others who are experienced in the program gain from this class. This training benefits Form Developers, Form Managers/Records Managers, IT personnel, and Government Forms and support personnel.

Course Outline:
Building a Form Template
  • Form Types in Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES4
  • Master Page Development
  • Drawing Aids Settings
  • Standard Object Library and Key Objects Used
  • Form Development Utilizing a Border Box
  • Palettes (Object, Layout, Accessibility and Border)
  • Custom Objects for Page Display
  • Saving a Template File
  • Template Manager
  • Creating a New Form from a Template
  • Static Forms vs. Dynamic Forms
Setting Up Designer Preferences
  • Toolbars (Left of Workspace)
  • Tabs Above the Form
  • Library Groups (Right of Workspace)
  • Palettes
  • Drawing Aids
  • Form Properties
Building a Library Group for Custom Objects
  • Adding a New Library Group
  • Renaming the Library Group
  • Properties and Sharing
  • Adding Objects to the Library Group
Formatting a Text Field to Place in the Library
  • Changing the Caption Location
  • Changing the Appearance
  • Changing the User Input Properties
  • Changing the Border
  • Changing the Fonts (Label and Value)
  • Setting the Accessibility Properties
Building a Dynamic Form with an Expanding Field
  • Master Page Objects
  • Pagination Settings
  • Body or Design Pages
  • Wrapping Objects in Subforms
  • Positioned vs. Flowed Content
  • Object Settings in Flowed Content
  • Layout Settings for Field Expansion
  • Allow for Page Breaks Between Pages
  • Saving the Form as a Dynamic Form
  • Preview PDF for Testing the Form
Adding Slide Annotations
  • Adding Slide Annotations
  • Add Annotations
  • Annotation Modes
  • Annotation Settings
Building a Dynamic Form with an Expanding Table
  • Master Page Objects
  • Pagination Settings
  • Body or Design Pages
  • Wrapping Objects in Subforms
  • Positioned vs. Flowed Content
  • Object Settings in Flowed Content
  • Layout Settings for Field Expansion
  • Allow for Page Breaks Between Pages
  • Action Builder to Build the Add and Delete JavaScript Scripts
  • Enabling “Repeat Row for Each Data Item” with Enabled Min Count for Repeating Row
  • Dynamic XML Forms
  • Preview PDF for Testing the Form
Building Exclusive Checkboxes Using Action Builder
  • Build and Identify the “YES” “NO” Checkboxes
  • Action Builder to Build the Scripts
  • Preview PDF for Testing the Form
Building a Multi Signature Form without Auto Populate Date Fields
  • Placing Signature Fields on the Form from the Standard Library
  • Creating and Managing Signature Collections
  • Assigning Collections to Signatures
  • Preview PDF for Testing the Form
Building a Multi Signature Form with Auto Populate Date Fields
  • Placing Signature Fields in Forms
  • Changing the Field Names in Hierarchy or the Binding Tab
  • Modifying the “Change” and “Pre-Sign” Event Scripts for Each Signature Field
  • Creating and Managing Signature Collections
  • Assigning Collections to Signatures
  • Preview PDF for Testing the Form
Building a Calculation (FormCalc vs. JavaScript)
  • Adding Decimal and Numeric Fields to the Form
  • Changing the Patterns for the Display Types
  • Changing the Script Editor to Choose Languages
  • Entering Code and Differences with Both Languages
  • Checking Script Syntax Errors Before Testing
  • Preview PDF for Testing the Form
Saving a Form as Reader Extended
  • Opening the Form in Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Saving the Form as Reader Extended
  • Opening the Form in Adobe Reader to Test Saving Data

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June 24 & 25, 2021 9am to 4pm EDT $1,345.00 (CAD)*  

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