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Archive for June, 2009

Out for Coffee, Back in a Month

Well, I’m not out for coffee for an entire month but I will be away on vacation starting today, returning July 6, 2009. I will not be posting during that time period but I will try my best to keep-up with comments though it will not be my first priority…

In the mean time, if you feel like a coffee break, you should check-out the new Adobe LiveCycle CafĂ©: It’s a really cool AIR app by Adobe that integrates all sorts of LiveCycle-related resources into one convenient dashboard. It even lets you tag content for offline use and store personal notes, online or offline.

You get a really nice News page:

A view of all LiveCycle-related blogs (showing mine in the image below):

(There’s even a tab that lets you switch between “Post Summary” and “Site” to see the article via the feed or the actual web page.)

Another really nice feature is the ability to search in one location across all Adobe LiveCycle resources. For instance, I searched for “assignNode” (a function to create data nodes in the Data DOM) and actually got a hit right in a LiveCycle reference document — very handy!

Enjoy the coffee!

Posted by Stefan Cameron on June 5th, 2009
Filed under Acrobat,Designer,General,LiveCycle,XFA

Upcoming Acrobat/Reader Security Update

The Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has issued advance notification of pending Acrobat/Reader 7, 8 and 9 security updates to be released next Tuesday, June 9, 2009. This is the first in what will be regular, quarterly security updates as part of Adobe’s security initiatives.

Acrobat/Reader should be prompting you to install the update, as of next Tuesday, and since it covers critical security issues, you should definitely be applying it to your system.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on June 5th, 2009
Filed under Acrobat

Creating and Loading Data Nodes

Have you ever needed to create data nodes in the Data DOM on-the-fly? How about a need to parse XML obtained from a web service data connection in order to find a value for some property? If that’s the case, then you’ll find-out how to do it in this article.

Creating Data Nodes

In a similar article, John Brinkman showed how to create form variable nodes at runtime however what’s not obvious about data nodes is that you don’t create them using

a class name of your choice.

For example, say you wanted to create the following data node structure:

    <message>Hello World!</message>


Continue reading…

Posted by Stefan Cameron on June 1st, 2009
Filed under CM,Data Binding,Instance Manager,Scripting,Tables,Tutorials,XFA