Tag: Forms

January 26, 2011 / / Adobe
November 11, 2010 / / Acrobat
October 25, 2010 / / Adobe
October 14, 2010 / / Adobe
September 24, 2010 / / Acrobat

Note: This is a repost of an article published in Australian Personal Computer (APC Mag) in January 2010

Adobe Acrobat Professional can do much than just create static PDFs. The Professional version creates interactive forms that collect data.

To start creating your form, open up Acrobat and select the Forms->Start Forms Wizard then choose between one of the options:

An existing electronic document – Converts a Word, Excel or other file types to PDF, then automatically detects & creates interactive form fields based on the existing artwork. You can then modify or add extra fields.

A paper form – Acrobat will use your connected scanner to scan a paper document, recognise the text with OCR, then recognize and creates interactive form fields based on the existing artwork.

No existing form – Windows users can open the bundled LiveCycle Designer application. LiveCycle Designer allows you to either design a form from scratch by dragging and dropping form objects or using one of the many bundled templates

June 20, 2010 / / Acrobat
March 17, 2010 / / Acrobat

Today I ran a live eSeminar introducing LiveCycle Designer ES2. In this session I covered how to build forms from scratch, included some tips and tricks along the way and included some of the latest features available in the latest Designer ES2 release.

The session was recorded and includes over 45 minutes of me demonstrating how to build a complete form from scratch. The recording is here;

February 1, 2009 / / Acrobat
September 15, 2008 / / Adobe

Over the weekend Australia’s ANZ Bank went live with their first few forms built with Adobe LiveCycle ES. PDF Forms you may think? Meh says some? No no no.. check out these great Flash based forms;

https://apply2.anz.com/au/savings/onlinesaver/ [Updated]


A sample ANZ form

So what makes the forms so special and customer friendly?  Well consider the following features of the form and compare it to your last web form experience;