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Attending BFMA Symposium 2007

Just a quick note to let all of you know I’ll be attending BFMA Symposium 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri, over the course of the next few days. I’m looking forward to meeting many of our customers to get some feedback on Designer 8.0 and answer some questions in person for a change.

I’ll also be giving a demo of all the new and exciting features available in Designer 8.0 along with a sneak peak at what’s in store for the next release during Adobe’s “Product Tutorial” session (#09 at 9:45am on Monday, May 7, for those of you attending) led by Alain Roy, one of our Product Managers. Please join us if you can!

If you’re attending, you’ll also want to make sure you check-out Adobe’s “E-Forms Come of Age” session (#40 at 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 8 ) where Alain will demonstrate a new feature we’ve been working-on that will completely change the way your users/customers interact with your forms — you won’t want to miss this!

Posted by Stefan Cameron on May 5th, 2007
Filed under BFMA Symposium,Conferences
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3 Responses to “Attending BFMA Symposium 2007”

  1. Ian Reeve on May 7th, 2007

    I do apologise for this gross netiquette violation – I can only say I am really desparate to talk to you – no one else seems to be ble to help.

    The importIcon function was demonstrated in the SDK for many years, and I have used it to great effect.

    I have forms that have worked in Acrobat 5, 6, 7 and 8 and also Reader 5, 6 and 7 – but Reader 8 gives a JavaScript error:-
    “NotAllowedError: Security settings prevent access to this property or method. Doc.importIcon”.
    The code is:-
    var t =;
    var f = this.getField(t); this.importIcon({cName: “mylogo”}); var myIcon = this.getIcon(“mylogo”); f.buttonSetIcon(myIcon)

    The developer guide, on page 74 says:
    “When cDIPath is not specified, the script works for Adobe Reader.”

    So it should work – but it doesn’t – PLEASE HELP

    I have tried “everything” to get this to work in Reader 8, I have Acrobat Pro 8, I am desperate!!

  2. Stefan Cameron on May 12th, 2007

    Ian Reeve,

    I’ve tried it myself and I can’t get it work in Reader 8.0 either so I’ve asked one of my colleagues (who’s more knowledgeable in AcroForms than I am) for help in this matter. I’ll report back when I hear from him.

  3. Stefan Cameron on May 17th, 2007

    Ian Reeve,

    My colleagues, who are more intimate with Acrobat than I am, finally got back to me about this issue. Unfortunately, I have to report that while the Doc.importIcon could be used in Reader 7.x, it can no longer be used in Reader 8.0 without the form first being extended to give it the proper rights to execute this method using LiveCycle Reader Extensions.

    From what I understand, the Doc.importIcon was never intended to be directly usable from Reader and was therefore “locked-up” in Reader 8.0 by requiring the form to first have proper permissions. Note, however, that it should work just fine in Acrobat Standard and Pro in versions 7 and 8 because these flavours of Acrobat are able to import data without the need for special extensions on the PDF.

    I hope this won’t cause you too much frustration. I wish I had been told otherwise but this is where it’s at.