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New Designer Book Arriving Shortly; Price Reduced

The new book on LiveCycle Designer is currently scheduled to arrive next Monday, August 27, according to the Amazon listing. What’s more is that the price has been reduced to $44.99 (at the time I wrote this post)! There’s also an updated front cover image. Check it out — it should be a very useful resource.


Posted by Stefan Cameron on August 22nd, 2007
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8 Responses to “New Designer Book Arriving Shortly; Price Reduced”

  1. Pam_A on August 26th, 2007

    Hi Stefan,

    Wooohoooo!!! I’ve had this book pre-ordered from Amazon since July 6th!!! I received a delay in order message last week and thought it was going to be delayed. I just reread the email and towards the bottom it shows I should be receiving it August 28th!!!

    I have been so looking forward to getting my hands on it… @smiling from ear to ear@

    I’ll let you know if it’s worth the wait!!!

    By the way… your website has been a valuable asset to my Designer Research collection. Thanks for your dedication and hard work!!!

    Make it a great day!!!
    Pam

  2. J.P. Terry on August 28th, 2007

    Pam,

    I hope you find that it is worth the wait.

    We have the sample files posted on our website, http://www.smartdoctech.com

    - J.P. Terry

  3. Kristin C on August 29th, 2007

    Hi Stefan,

    I ordered my book as well. It isn’t supposed to get delivered until November 2nd – November 8th. :( Oh, well. At least I will have it before the end of the year!

    Anyway – I have an odd question – and I am not sure where to post it. What I am wondering is….is there a way to tell a specific PDF to use a different printer, other than the default. What I have run into is that I will have people using 2 different PDF’s that I have created – one will print on a regular laser jet printer (regular size paper), and the other PDF will print on a Label Printer (2in X 3in). What I *don’t* want the user to have to do is to select the default printer, based on which PDF they are printing, *every* time they pull up one PDF, or the other PDF, or both PDF’s. The way it is working right now, is whatever was the last printer selected is the one that pops up as the default in Adobe. Just curious if there was a way to set the printer through Javascript, FormCalc, or maybe in the XML somewhere. Thanks much! :)

  4. Stefan Cameron on August 30th, 2007

    Kristin C,

    Unfortunately, what printer Acrobat chooses by default is determined by the operation system (i.e. Microsoft Windows). Usually it picks the default printer but once you print from Acrobat using an alternate printer, it usually picks that alternate printer the next time you print (until you close Acrobat).

    I’m not aware of any scripting methods that would let you choose which printer to use when printing your form.

  5. J.P. Terry on August 31st, 2007

    The book has been released. If you ordered it, you should receive it soon or at least sooner than November.

    If you send me an e-mail, I will send you a sample chapter in PDF format to hold you over until it arrives. Please say nice things in your Amazon.com reviews.

    jp@smartdoctech.com

  6. Pam_A on September 1st, 2007

    Hi Stephan

    Well, you were right!!! This morning I got my notice from Amazon that the book will be delayed until early November. Which is actually not good because I am still working on my paperless initiative and am stumbling with my data connection portion. Now the book is delayed past my October 1 deadline. I can only hope Amazon will ship it out sooner than they noted.

    Patience…
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
    Pam

  7. Stefan Cameron on September 1st, 2007

    Pam_A,

    That’s very strange about Amazon.com. It seems that the book is available at other stores immediately.

    With regards to your data connection woes, have you read the articles in the data binding section of my blog? They might be of some help to you…

  8. pam_a on September 6th, 2007

    Hi Stefan,

    I just received my copy of J.P.’s book! I ordered it online through PeachPit.com on Sept 1st. I would recommend anyone using LiveCycle Designer to pick it up. It is truly worth the wait!!!

    Yes I have read your data binding section. That is what got me as far as I am. You have a very resourceful blog and I’m thankful for all your hard work maintaining the site. Hopefully the Form Data Chapter of J.P.’s book will bring things together for me.

    Kudos to you… J.P.!!!!

    Make it a great day!!!
    Pam