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Creating Forms with Acrobat Pro (AcroForms)

2 Days

What is the difference between Acrobat forms (AcroForms) and LiveCycle Designer forms (XFA forms)?

Overview of Forms

  • PDF Forms vs. HTML Forms
  • Using PDF Forms with:
    • Acrobat Pro
    • Adobe Reader DC
      • Saving Form Data
    • Adobe Reader DC mobile
      • Limitations
    • Third-Party Programs

Creating PDFs for Form Foundation

  • Layout Programs
    • Adobe
    • Microsoft/Other
  • Scanning Paper Forms
    • OCR Options

Editing PDFs

  • Adding Text/Images
  • Deleting unwanted objects
  • Inserting/Replacing/Rearranging pages

Form Types

  • Interactive Forms
    • Adding Fields via:
    • Form Wizard
    • Manually

Form Design Basics

  • Fonts
  • Using Layers
  • Design Usage Issues

Form Fields and Options

  • Text fields
    • Text
    • Single Line
    • Multiple Line
    • Date
    • Number
    • Other
  • Radio Buttons
  • Check Boxes
  • Combo Boxes
  • List Boxes
  • Buttons
    • Submit
    • Reset
    • Other
  • Barcode fields
  • Signature fields

Naming Fields and Value options

  • Field Properties
    • General properties
    • Option properties
    • Action properties
      • Hide/Show Fields
    • Validate properties
    • Calculation properties
      • Acrobat functions
      • Simplified Field Notation
      • JavaScript
  • Place Multiple Fields
  • Distribute Fields
  • Tab Order

JavaScript Examples

  • Calculations
  • Spawning Pages from Template

Enable Rights in Adobe Reader

  • Restrictions
  • Form Servers
  • Password protect forms
  • Accessible Issues

Distributing Forms

  • Methods of distribution
  • Collecting Data
  • Tracking Forms
  • Creating Summary Reports

Digital Signatures

  • Wet Signatures vs. Digital
  • Locking Form Fields during Signing
  • Create Digital ID
  • Trusted Identities
  • Validating Signatures
Adobe Sign (eSign)
  • Using your forms with Adobe Sign
  • Using the Adobe Sign mobile app