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Adobe LiveCycle Designer: Creating Dynamic PDF and HTML5 Forms for Desktop and Mobile Applications, Second Edition by J. P. Terry

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1. The Basics

After a game in which his team performed very poorly, Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, held up a football in front of the team and said, “Men, this is a football.”

One of his players looked up and said, “Slow down, Coach, you’re going too fast.”

This chapter introduces you to the LiveCycle Designer interface and then covers the important fundamentals you need to get started. I’ll walk you through the more difficult-to-understand concepts like using subforms, organizing flow, and working with data. With a solid grasp of the basics, you’ll then be able to move on to more advanced topics in Chapter 2, “Scripting and Advanced Techniques,” and create a complete form in Chapter 3, “Creating the SmartDoc Expense ...

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