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Archive for July, 2009

LiveCycle ES U1 SP3

The third service pack for LiveCycle ES Update 1 (updating to version has just been released. This update, as with previous service packs, is only available to those who have a support agreement. If you do, you should contact Adobe in order to get access to the downloads.

There aren’t any major improvements to LC Designer in this update, aside from a few bug fixes. The really good stuff is coming soon with the pending release of LiveCycle ES2, presently in Beta.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on July 28th, 2009
Filed under Designer,LiveCycle

Adobe MAX 2009

I have just been asked to be one of the speakers/trainers for the “Developing Enterprise Solutions Using Adobe Solution Accelerators” lab in the LiveCycle Develop track at MAX this year. Once you’ve registered for MAX, launch the Scheduler and choose “By Session > Filter By: (product) LiveCycle ES; (speaker) Cameron, Stefan” to see my sessions. I will most likely be focusing my time on the Correspondence Generation (CGR) and Content Creation (CCR) building blocks which ship as part of the Solution Accelerator SDKs.

See you there!

Adobe MAX 2009

Aug 24, 2009 — Added links to the CCR and CGR building blocks.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on July 22nd, 2009
Filed under CM,Conferences,LiveCycle

More details about the next Designer

Mark Szulc has posted a nice article on a few more features you can look forward to in the next version of Designer. Since the new version is now in beta, as part of the LiveCycle ES2 Beta Program, we can start talking about what the team has been working on for the past year.

One feature I’m sure will help-out a lot of folks starting-out is Actions. With this feature, you can now tell Designer that you want to do things like “make {text field B} appear when {check box A} is checked” and it will do all the heavy lifting for you — no need to write the script you normally would’ve needed to (or even know how to script it yourself)! In fact, you may find this handy even if you’re an XFA form scripting veteran since you will no longer have to worry about scripting all the simpler things and spend more time on your advanced scripts.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on July 20th, 2009
Filed under Designer,Scripting

Object Assist Enhancement Preview

Stephanie, from the LC Designer Team, has posted a nice article on up-coming enhancements she made to the Object Assist and other aspects of the Script Editor. This will be available in the next release of Designer. Looks pretty cool! I know it’ll help me out a lot when I write form scripts.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on July 17th, 2009
Filed under Designer,Scripting

Back from Vacation

Hello everyone!

I’m back from my month-long vacation and will be attempting to catch-up on your comments over the next couple of weeks.

I had a great time staying local, doing lots of (bicycle) riding (about 180km/week) and running (1 short run plus 1 long run, averaging 24km, per week), walking, soaking-in the sunshine and watching some movies.

I also had time to hone my volunteer web design/development skills while enhancing the Capital BrassWorks* website and my InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator skills while helping my wife, Rebecca Lewis*, with some ad designs for her new real estate business in Ottawa.

* Note that Adobe Systems Inc. is not in any way affiliated with these organizations/companies.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on July 6th, 2009
Filed under General