Introduction to Adobe LiveCycle Designer

Duration: 2 Days


This course is designed for anyonewho needs to create, maintain and organise effective forms and data created with Adobe LiveCycle Designer. It provides the knowledge and hands-on practice needed to quickly design forms and create secure, intelligent electronic formsthat can be deployed as Adobe PDF files or HTML documents.


No previous experience with Adobe Acrobat is required, as LifeCycle is a complete forms design tool in its own right. A working knowledge of the Windows or Macintosh environment is the only requirement.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • How PDF Forms work
  • Introducing XML Forms Architecture - XFA
  • Typical Workflows
  • What makes Adobe LiveCycle Designer unique

The Designer Workspace

  • Layout Editor
  • Working with Toolbars and Palettes
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Script Editor
  • Rules and Guides

Understanding Forms

  • Planning and Designing an effective form
  • How forms are used
  • Types of Forms
  • Starting with or without the Wizard
  • Form Designs and Templates
  • Working with Form Components: Master Pages, Body Pages, Content Areas, Subforms, Field Objects and Boilerplate Objects

Using Form Designs

  • Creating, saving and publishing forms that have transparency when using Distiller
  • Using the Template Manager
  • Setting Form Design Properties
  • Setting up Master and Body Pages
  • Setting the form Tab Order

Form Objects

  • Object types and properties
  • Defining object properties
  • Grouping, aligning and sizing objects

Interactive and Dynamic Forms

  • Understanding interactive forms
  • Creating interactive forms
  • Making forms secure
  • Testing form validity

Importing Existing Forms

  • Formats that LiveCycle Designer can import
  • Importing Word and PDF files

Publishing Forms

  • Previewing and testing forms
  • Publishing forms to multiple formats that users can view with the free Adobe Reader or a web browser
  • Inviting end-users to fill out the form
  • Enabling email output from the form
  • Collecting, organising and creating a spreadsheet from form data

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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