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LiveCycle: Document Output Specialist


This workshop focuses on building LiveCycle document generation applications using PDF Generator, Output, Assembler, DDX, and Document Builder. Day one consists of lectures and demonstrations combined with a series of exercises that focus on PDF Generator and Output. During this day, you will build an archiving solution. Day two follows the same pattern with the focus on Assembler, DDX, and Document Builder and you will create a print-on-demand solution as well as a LiveCycle custom component. Topics for this day include converting files to PDF and PDF/A, working with XPath functions, creating DDX files, dynamically building portfolios and documents, designing forms for batch printing, and creating a custom LiveCycle component.

The workshop uses LiveCycle Workbench, which is the integrated development environment (IDE) for creating LiveCycle applications. You will also use Document Builder, Designer and Eclipse to build DDX files, templates and custom components.


Lesson 1: Adobe Output Service

Activity: Instructor Demo

Presentation and Demo

Exercise: Structure the Application

Lesson 2: The PDF File Format(s)

Activity: Viewing a PDF/A file

Presentation and Demo

Exercise: Creating Trailers and Leaders

Lesson 3: Designing Templates for Output

Activity: Creating a Dynamic Paragraph

Presentation and Demo

Exercise: Creating a Template for Output

Lesson 4: Processing Documents

Activity: Using Loops in a Process

Presentation and Demo

Exercise: Creating the Account Summary process

Lesson 5: Using Document Builder

Presentation and Demo

Exercise: Assembling multiple documents into one PDF

Lesson 6: Additional DDX Examples

Using a List of Documents

Using a Map of Documents

Stitching XDPs

Lesson 7: Creating a Print Stream

Activity: Using OutputIVS

Presentation and Demo

Exercise: Batch Printing

Lesson 8: Processing Attachments with DDX

Counting File Attachments

Extracting File Attachments

Calling the Sub Processes

Testing your application

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