Stefan Cameron on Forms
Building intelligent forms using Adobe LiveCycle Designer


Acrobat/Reader 9.3 Now Available

The Adobe Reader Blog has a recent post describing what’s new with these security updates. Amongst other things, there is now a JavaScript Blacklist Framework which “provides customers granular control over the execution of specific JavaScript API calls.”

There is also an 8.2 update to Acrobat/Reader which includes some of these features as well.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on January 14th, 2010
Filed under Acrobat

Ready For 2010!

Hello everyone,

I trust you’re all ready for the new year/decade ahead of us! I’ll be catching-up to comments over the next couple of weeks and hope to be posting some new tutorials soon.

Happy New Year!


Posted by Stefan Cameron on January 4th, 2010
Filed under General

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

Hello everyone,

I will be taking a break from blogging from now until the new year.

I hope you will enjoy the holidays! I will return January 4, 2010.


Posted by Stefan Cameron on December 18th, 2009
Filed under General

Testing HTTP Submit Buttons

While recently helping a few people with some issues related to HTTP submissions from XFA forms, I ended-up creating new Data Service that helps with testing HTTP Submit Buttons.

The service is quite simple: It displays what you submit to it. Since Designer’s “PDF Preview” tab is actually an instance of Internet Explorer hosting a PDF version of the form you’re previewing (a temporary PDF if your form is saved as an XDP or is new), the results are conveniently displayed within the tab itself after clicking on the submit button.

To use the service, simply use either an http submit button (or a regular button with its “Object palette > Field tab > Control Type property” set to “Submit”) and set its URL to:

The idea is to use this service as a means to test/debug your forms before spending time writing the actual server code that will receive the data. You can also use it to ensure that you are submitting the correct data to a third-party service (for which you don’t control the server-side code).

Continue reading…

Posted by Stefan Cameron on December 16th, 2009
Filed under Data Binding,Debugging,Tables,Tutorials,XFA

Sunset for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 7

As of December 28, 2009, Adobe will no longer be supporting Acrobat and Reader 7.x. Thankfully, there’s a transition plan in place for those who work in more “controlled environments”. See the link for more information.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on December 15th, 2009
Filed under Acrobat