ADEP Designer Blogs

Posted in: ADEP, LiveCycle- Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

While we have listed a number of blogs over on the righthand sidebar, we thought we would spend some time providing more information on why we think these are such an important resource to you. First, we will look at key influencing blogs and then we will outline other online resources.  Read more »

The layout:ready event

Posted in: ADEP, LiveCycle- Oct 16, 2011 No Comments

A previous post shows how events fire and their sequence as a user interacted with your form. If you explore the form you will see how some events fire quite often, in particular the calculate event, validate event and the form:ready event. Exploring events

The intention of the example is to show that some events fire many times and as a result can adversely affect performance.

Here I want to focus on the layout:ready event. While it may appear on the surface that this event only fires occasionally, that is not necessarily the case.

When developing forms you should appreciate the impact of your script and make it as efficient as possible.

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What’s new in ADEP Designer 10

Posted in: LiveCycle- Oct 07, 2011 14 Comments

First off – thanks to everyone who came to my session on “What’s new in Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform Document Services Designer 10″ and for engaging in the conversation.

Second – thanks to Adobe for delivering such a great conference. It was an honour to present at the conference.

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Abobe Max 2011

Posted in: LiveCycle- Jun 20, 2011 No Comments

I will be speaking at Adobe Max in Los Angeles in October.

The session will cover the new features in the next version of LiveCycle Designer and how to harness these to generate dynamic solutions.

There will be over twenty LiveCycle sessions and labs, which will explore all areas of the platform.


Learn how to create styled PDF forms that include interactive design elements using the latest features of Adobe LiveCycle Designer. With LiveCycle Designer, you can create form and document templates that combine high-fidelity dynamic presentation with sophisticated XML data handling.

Details of my session are available here and you can register for Max here.

Hope to see you there!

SOM Expressions

Posted in: LiveCycle- May 22, 2011 7 Comments

The Scripting Object Model (SOM) is one of the backbones of the XFA Specification. The SOM provides a structure for referencing objects and properties in our forms. Read more »