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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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5. Best Practices for PDFs

When all else fails, read the manual.

—Unknown

This chapter covers specific LiveCycle Designer techniques that consistently show superior results in the real world. These strategies and tools will help you achieve quality results in an efficient and effective way. It’s quite possible that you’ll choose not to follow one or more of these practices. That’s OK; you need to balance your organization’s needs with these best practices.

Target Versioning

Each version of Adobe Acrobat and Designer includes a specific version of Adobe’s XML Forms Architecture (XFA). As you saw in Chapter 4, “PDF and Acrobat,” it’s a good idea to know the Acrobat version your form fillers are using. It’s also a good idea to know the version ...

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