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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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4. PDF and Acrobat

There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Portable Document Format (PDF) is actually a family of file formats, and this chapter focuses on the ones that are relevant to LiveCycle Designer. You’ll learn how to create these various types of PDFs and understand how and why to use each one. All these types work best in the premier client tool for viewing and working with PDFs—Adobe Acrobat.

Like PDF, Adobe Acrobat is a family with many members. It’s important to understand the features of the various Acrobat programs because their features affect how your PDF forms function. Acrobat has the agility to run as a standalone application or as a plug-in to your web browser, and it gracefully balances these ...

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