Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES

Version 8.2.1.3

Readme File

July 2009

Copyright 2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

This file contains important information that was not available when the product documentation was written. Review this information before you run this version of Adobe® LiveCycle® Designer ES.


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Known Issues

LiveCycle Designer ES installation considerations

Client certificate authentication may fail on Windows Vista

Files remain on file system after uninstallation of LiveCycle Designer ES

5 digit Unicode value characters not supported

Populating form fields with rich text that contains hyperlinks or leaders

Leaders do not appear correctly for Arabic or Hebrew locales

Paper forms barcodes inside referenced fragments may not appear correctly in Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9

Support of digital signatures in repeating subforms

HKSCS - 2001 support for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP

Namespaces and data binding

Publishing a form to a web folder in Microsoft Vista

LiveCycle Designer ES xdc file needs to be saved as UTF-8 when paper type name contains extended characters

Previewing PDF files

Installing LiveCycle Designer ES in a directory that contains non-Latin-1 characters may cause the Spell Checker to malfunction

No extension level in PDF when forms are created in LiveCycle Designer 8.1

Text wrapping on an HTML form

Images not retrieved when you use numeric IPV6 URLs

Bad parameter error occurs when setFocus scripting method is used in certain situations

LiveCycle Designer ES for Workbench ES

Modifications to a schema does not update the XML source

Web browser limitations

Cannot drag a fragment onto a SubformSet

LiveCycle Rights Management Extensions - End User Issues

PowerPoint Clipboard Advisory

Documentation

The Documentation Set

Licenses and Copyrights

Known Issues

LiveCycle Designer ES installation considerations

In addition to being available as a stand-alone installation, LiveCycle Designer ES is included with Adobe Acrobat® Pro, Acrobat Pro Extended, and LiveCycle Workbench ES. Multiple instances of the same version of Designer ES installed on the same computer can cause unexpected issues. To prevent conflicts, the installation of Designer ES, and any applications that include Designer ES, verifies whether any instances of Designer ES exist on the current computer. If Designer ES instances do exist, the installation of Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Pro Extended, or Workbench ES may or may not proceed depending on the specific situation.

The table below outlines the various installation scenarios where more than one instance of Designer ES can exist, as well as any actions required to successfully resolve the installations.

Products you are installing Products installed Results
Acrobat 9.0 Pro or Acrobat 9.0 Pro Extended (includes Designer ES 8.2.1) Designer ES 8.2.1 (stand-alone)

The Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended installation detects an instance of Designer ES (stand-alone) on your computer. The Acrobat installation will not install the Designer ES feature in order to preserve the version that is currently installed.

To install the version of Designer ES included with Acrobat, first uninstall the existing Designer ES (stand-alone) version and then start the Acrobat installation. See "To uninstall Designer ES (stand-alone)".

  Workbench ES 8.2 (includes Designer ES 8.2.1)

The Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended installation detects an instance of Designer ES that was installed with Workbench ES on your computer. The Acrobat installation will not install the Designer ES feature in order to preserve the version that is currently installed.

To install the version of Designer ES included with Acrobat, first uninstall the existing Designer ES version included with Workbench ES and then start the Acrobat installation. See "To uninstall Designer ES included with Workbench ES".

Designer ES 8.2.1 (stand-alone) Acrobat 9.0 Pro or Acrobat 9.0 Pro Extended 9.0 (includes Designer ES 8.2.1)

The Designer ES installation detects an instance of Designer ES that was installed with either Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended on your computer.

To install the stand-alone version of Designer ES, first uninstall the existing Designer ES feature from within Acrobat and then start the Designer ES (stand-alone) installation. See "To uninstall Designer ES included with Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended".

  Workbench ES 8.2 (includes Designer ES 8.2.1)

The Designer ES installation detects an instance of Designer ES that was installed with Workbench ES on your computer. You will be prompted to either repair or remove Designer ES.

To replace the version of Designer ES included with Workbench ES with a stand-alone version, first uninstall the Designer ES instance installed with Workbench ES and then start the stand-alone Designer ES installation. See "To uninstall Designer ES included with Workbench ES".

Workbench ES 8.2 with Designer ES 8.2.1 Acrobat 9.0 Pro or Acrobat 9.0 Pro Extended (includes Designer ES 8.2.1)

The Workbench ES installation detects an instance of Designer ES that was installed with either Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended on your computer.

To replace the Designer ES feature of Acrobat and use the Designer ES version included with Workbench ES, first uninstall the Designer ES feature of Acrobat and then start the Workbench ES installation. See "To uninstall Designer ES included with Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended".

  Designer ES 8.2.1 (stand-alone)

None. The version of Designer ES included with Workbench ES is English-only. The Workbench ES installation will not install a version of Designer ES in order to preserve the stand-alone version already on your computer and to allow you to use your localized version of Designer ES within Workbench ES.

To replace your current version of Designer ES with the English-only version included with Workbench ES, uninstall the existing version of Designer ES and then start the Workbench ES installation. See "To uninstall Designer ES (stand-alone)".

To uninstall Designer ES (stand-alone):

  1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
  2. In the Currently installed programs list, select Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.2.
  3. Click Remove and then click Yes.

To uninstall Designer ES included with Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended:

  1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
  2. In the Currently installed programs list, select Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro or Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro Extended.
  3. Click Change/Remove and then click Next.
  4. Select Modify and then click Next.
  5. Select Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8, select This feature will not be available, and then click Next.
  6. Click Update and then click Finish.

To uninstall Designer ES included with Workbench ES:

  1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
  2. In the Currently installed programs list, select Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.2.
  3. Click Remove and then click Yes.

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Color transparency support

Designer ES2 supports one transparency color within PNG files to allow for overlaying images on forms.

Client certificate authentication may fail on Windows Vista

By default, Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ enables increased HTTPS Security in Internet Explorer 7 through certificate revocation checking. Windows Vista checks for certificate revocation to determine whether the presented certificate remains valid. The increased security may cause the HTTPS client certificate authentication certificate for LiveCycle Designer ES to fail. To disable the certificate revocation checking, go to the Advanced tab of the Internet Control Panel and, in the Security section, deselect the Check For Server Certificate Revocation option.

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Files remain on file system after uninstallation of LiveCycle Designer ES

When you uninstall LiveCycle Designer ES stand-alone or for LiveCycle Workbench ES, the Designer.msi file remains on your system. Multiple instances of this file can take up disk space. To free the disk space, perform the following tasks:

  1. Uninstall all instances of LiveCycle Designer ES from your system.
  2. Remove all instances of the Designer.msi file from the C:\Windows\Downloaded Installations directory.
  3. Reinstall LiveCycle Designer ES.

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5 digit Unicode value characters not supported

Guide Builder does not support 5-digit Unicode value characters. When you add the characters to Guide Builder, they are not displayed correctly.

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Populating form fields with rich text that contains hyperlinks or leaders

LiveCycle Designer ES can not anticipate the content of run-time data. If you intend to populate a form with rich text that contains hypertext links or leaders, you must set the target version to Acrobat 9 when you design the form.

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Leaders do not appear correctly for Arabic or Hebrew locales

When you insert leaders in a multiline object such as a text object and set the locale to Arabic or Hebrew, the leaders do not appear correctly.

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Paper forms barcodes inside referenced fragments may not appear correctly in Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9

When a fragment contains a paper forms barcode that uses the Collection Data option and you reference the fragment in another form, the barcode does not appear correctly in Acrobat and Adobe Reader 9, and it is not usable. If you intend to use paper forms barcodes inside fragments, use the Entire Form Data option or a custom script to encode them.

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Support of digital signatures in repeating subforms

LiveCycle Forms ES does not support forms that have digital signatures in repeating subforms when they are rendered as HTML forms.

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HKSCS - 2001 support for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP

Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) rendering is supported by LiveCycle Designer ES. If the correct HKSCS font is selected for the object, HKSCS characters should be displayed correctly in the form design as well as in the Design view and Preview PDF tab. However, HKSCS-extended characters may not be displayed correctly in the user interface, such as in the Hierarchy view and Object palette.

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Namespaces and data binding

You cannot use the following namespaces when binding to data through a data connection:

  • http://ns.adobe.com/xfdf-transition/http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace
  • Any namespace prefixed with and including http://www.xfa.org/schema/xfa-package/

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Publishing a form to a web folder in Windows Vista

Windows Vista does not currently support access to an authenticated server that is using basic authentication over HTTP. To set up a web folder and authentication, use HTTPS. 

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LiveCycle Designer ES XDC file needs to be saved as UTF-8 when paper type name contains extended characters

Using extended characters in the paper type name may cause the Designer.xdc file not to load. Instead, these non-ANSI characters must be represented as numeric character sequences that comply with UTF-8 encoding. This encoding takes the form &#N, where N is a hexadecimal or decimal number for the Unicode code point. For example, use è in place of the Unicode character Latin small letter e grave.

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Previewing PDF files

Clicking the Preview PDF tab opens Acrobat in its own window when the Display PDF In Browser option is deselected in Acrobat.

When the Display PDF In Browser option is not selected in the Edit > Preferences > Internet dialog box in Acrobat, clicking the Preview PDF tab in LiveCycle Designer ES starts Acrobat in its own window instead of embedding it within the Preview PDF tab. By default, the Display PDF In Browser option is selected.

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Installing LiveCycle Designer ES in a directory that contains non-Latin-1 characters may cause the spelling checker to malfunction

LiveCycle Designer ES displays an error message during form design if Designer ES is installed in a directory that contains non-Latin-1 characters. The error occurs when the characters in the installation path do not match those of the operating system language and Designer ES cannot locate the files required for spell-checking services.

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No extension level in PDF when forms are created in LiveCycle Designer ES (8.1)

Forms created in LiveCycle Designer ES (8.1) do not contain the extension level option in the config section of the XML source, even when the form is targeted for Acrobat 8.1.

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Text wrapping on an HTML form

If the text on an HTML form is wrapping to the next line, you must add more space at the end of the field to compensate for the display differences that may occur in some browsers. For more information about designing forms for different browsers, see "Working around web browser limitations" in LiveCycle Designer ES Help.

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Images not retrieved when you use numeric IPV6 URLs

When a form references an image in a location that uses a numeric IPV6 URL it may not render correctly. Instead, use a host name for the URL. For example, use http://My-ip-v6/GT/formfragments/
color.jpg instead of http://[2009:1890:110z:2527:210:18fk:fe07:6973]/GT/formfragments/color.jpg.

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Bad parameter error occurs when setFocus scripting method is used in certain situations

If you use the docReady event in scripts that hide subforms, the layout of the form may not update when the setFocus script executes. You must avoid using the setFocus scripting method in scripts with form:ready, layout:ready, or initialize events. Also, you must avoid using the setFocus scripting method in the following situations:

  • On the exit event of an object if the setfocus call goes back to the object you are exiting.
  • On any event that triggers before doc:ready.
  • On doc:ready if other doc ready scripts change the occurrence or presence of any object on the form.

You can solve the problem by performing one of the following tasks:

  • Move the script that is hiding the subform to a form:Ready event.
  • Move the Page1 body page subform to be the first master page.
  • Enable the legacy rendering flag.
  • Call the xfa.layout.relayout()script after hiding the subform.

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LiveCycle Designer ES for LiveCycle Workbench ES

Using LiveCycle Designer ES menus in LiveCycle Workbench ES

When running LiveCycle Designer ES in LiveCycle Workbench ES, you may encounter the following issues:

  • Status bar does not appear. Icons for the menu items do not appear.
  • Keyboard shortcut keys do not execute menu commands. Instead, you must execute the commands by pressing the keyboard shortcut keys one at a time. For example, to access Tools > Options, press the following keys one at a time: Alt, T, O.
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Connecting to a WSDL file in LiveCycle Designer ES within LiveCycle Workbench ES may cause an error

When you try to connect to a WSDL file in the repository, you may get an error indicating that the file cannot load. You must first open the WSDL file in LiveCycle Workbench ES before you create the data connection.

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You cannot import XFT files using the Tools > Import command

FormFlow 99 files (XFT files) are not associated with LiveCycle Designer ES within LiveCycle Workbench ES. To import XFT files into Designer ES within Workbench ES, change the file name extension from .xft to .xdp. The first time the file is opened, it is upgraded to an XDP file.

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Acrobat users need to activate LiveCycle Designer ES (8.1)

You may encounter problems when opening XDP files if you have multiple instances of LiveCycle Designer ES installed. If an Incompatible LiveCycle Designer Version error occurs when you open an XDP file using LiveCycle Workbench ES, you need to activate the version of Designer ES that is installed with Workbench ES. After you activate it, the error no longer occurs. For example, you install Acrobat version 8.0, which also installs Designer ES (8.0). You then install Workbench ES, which installs Designer ES (which is version 8.1), the version that is compatible with Workbench ES. The Incompatible LiveCycle Designer Version error occurs if the instance of Designer ES that is installed with Acrobat is activated instead of the instance that is installed with Workbench ES.

To activate LiveCycle Designer ES (8.1):

  1. Open Designer ES (8.1) by using one of the following methods:
    • Click Start > All Programs > Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES 8.1.
    • Double-click FormDesigner.exe in the [workbench install folder]/Designer ES folder.
  2. In the Check For Default dialog box, click Yes.

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Running multiple instances of LiveCycle Designer ES

You may get unexpected results when you perform any of the following tasks while running LiveCycle Designer ES within LiveCycle Workbench ES:

  • Double-click an XDP file from your desktop. Start Designer ES stand-alone.
  • Start a form design from Acrobat Professional.

You may also get unexpected results when you start Designer ES in Workbench ES while running Designer ES stand-alone.

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LiveCycle Designer ES changes not saved when server is interrupted

When the connection to the server is interrupted while working in LiveCycle Designer ES for LiveCycle Workbench ES, the changes you make to a form are not saved. A message notifies you that the connection has been interrupted, but no warning message appears indicating that the form was not saved. When changes are not saved, an asterisk (*) appears on the tab form name and the version does not increment in the Resources view.

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Modifications to XML schema do not update the XML source

When creating a data connection to a non-embedded XML schema file, keep in mind that the XML source is not automatically updated if the XML schema file is subsequently modified. If the XML schema changes, the Resource Modified dialog box appears prompting you to reload the document. However, when you click Yes to reload the XML schema file, only the information in the Data View palette is updated. To update the XML source after the XML schema file is altered, you must right-click in the Data View palette, and click Refresh Data View.

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Web browser limitations

Internet Explorer processes the combination of button and image objects differently than other web browsers. For example, if you create a button object with a custom transparent appearance and place it on top of an image object, Internet Explorer may render the resulting HTML incorrectly such that users cannot actually click the button using a mouse. However, it is possible for users to tab to the button and press it with the Enter key or spacebar. This processing error occurs because the size of the button object depends on the length of its caption. The amount of empty space in the caption area needs to be large enough so that the size of the button is bigger than the size of the image. To resolve this issue, replace the caption text with enough empty spaces to allow users to click the button using a mouse.

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Cannot drag a fragment onto a SubformSet

You can no longer drag a fragment from the Fragment Library onto a subform that is a child of a SubformSet. LiveCycle Designer ES displays a warning icon (a circle with a diagonal line) to indicate that this is an illegal operation.

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LiveCycle Rights Management Extensions - End User Issues

PowerPoint Clipboard Advisory

PowerPoint 2007 users who have the permission to modify a document but do not have permission to copy content out of the document cannot use the clipboard to copy and paste content within the document.

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Documentation

The parm1 text for the "Scripting > Scripting Reference > Scripting Methods >setItems" topic in LiveCycle Designer ES Help

Sets the bind value. For example, the item list "One,1,Two,2,Three,3" has a bind value of 2. A bind value of 2 makes every second item the bind value, which is the bind value of the previous item. The item list "One,Uno,1,Two,Due,2,Three,Tre,3" has a bind value of 3. A bind value of 3 makes every third item the bind value, which is the bind value for the previous two items. The item list "One,Two,Three" has a bind value of 1. A bind value of 1 makes all the items bind values so that the bind value and the display value are the same. The default bind value is 1.

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Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

The LiveCycle Designer ES Help should say that LiveCycle Designer ES supports one transparency color within PNG files to allow for overlaying images on forms.

 

The Documentation Set

LiveCycle Designer ES includes a complete set of documentation to help you understand the software and its components. LiveCycle Designer ES Help provides complete information about using the product, scripting and FormCalc references, as well as tutorials and information about using the samples that come bundled with LiveCycle Designer ES. You can access LiveCycle Designer ES Help from the Help menu. Additional LiveCycle Designer ES documentation is available from the Adobe website. To access the documentation, go to the Adobe LiveCycle ES documentation website.

Please note that the PDF version of the LiveCycle Designer ES FormCalc Reference is now available on the website only.

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Additional Licenses and Copyrights

By installing this product, in addition to the Adobe license terms, you also agree to be bound by the third-party terms specified in the product documentation and the End User License Agreements at http://www.adobe.com/go/thirdparty/. Adobe recommends that you review these third-party terms.

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Readme File -- Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES -- July 2009