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and make it difficult to take advantage of automation built into enterprise applications. ‡ Paper-based processes are inefficient. and casual users to access up-to-date forms and complete them in a timely fashion. mobile. create bottlenecks.Disadvantage of paperpaper-based business process ‡ Paper based forms are expensive because of labor cost resulting from redundant manual intervention or fixing human error and cost of storage. . ‡ Paper-based forms make it difficult for remote.

SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe enable end-to-end workflows with rich and intelligent common user experiences for online and offline use to ‡ Increase user productivity ‡ Extend SAP business processes to every computer with Adobe Reader® software ‡ Increase trust in documents and data anywhere in the process .The integration of Adobe PDF capabilities with the SAP NetWeaver open integration and application platform has placed SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe at the heart of projects around the world to automate form-based processes. eliminate paper throughout an organization. and keep compliant with industry standard.

Features of ADOBE interactive forms ‡ Create form templates for the dynamic layout that include logos or pictures ‡ Generate documents by merging form templates and current system data ‡ Edit forms online or offline ‡ Forms can be filled in advance automatically with specific data from SAP applications and then sent to the correct recipients using secure methods ‡ Automatic consistency checks for forms ‡ Activate enhanced functions such as comments ‡ Digital signatures and form certification ‡ Send completed forms to the SAP application with automatic updates of the business data .

that is printing of dynamic BI tables ABAP Workbench mySAP ERP 2004 SAP NetWeaver 04 (function for end user) SAP NetWeaver 04s . for example invoice or payroll runs Enterprise reporting.Use Cases of Interactive Forms Use case General interactive use of forms for data capture Enviroment Web Dynpro for Java Web Dynpro for ABAP Available with SAP NetWeaver 04 SAP NetWeaver 04s SAP NetWeaver 04s Interactive use in offline processes Guided Procedures as part of a workflow framework Interactive use in online processes Internet Service as part of a workflow framework Request High-volume printing.

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Complete architecture of ADOBE interactive form integration with SAP .

they extract the XML data from the form and send it to the system. see the following link: Adobe Document Service Configuration Guide . ‡ Web services are used to generate the PDF forms at runtime.ADOBE document service (ADS) ‡ Adobe Document Services provided by SAP runs as a module on J2EE Application Server to provide Adobe PDF Based Form Outputs and also Adobe Interactive Forms for Input/Output. in interactive scenarios. ‡ For complete documentation about the configuration of Adobe document services.

ABAP Workbench .SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio (transaction SFP) Features ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Convert XForms Import static document formats Work with a point-and-click XML template design tool Add digital signatures to templates Support XML data and schema bindings ‡ Create rich and engaging form guides for data capture .Adobe LiveCycle DesignerŒ ‡ LiveCycle Designer is installed locally on the developer¶s PC and tightly integrated into the following development environments: .

.Additional Installations on the Client PC ‡ Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat (Version 7.Reader Rights are configured as part of the installation and configuration process of Adobe Document Services .9 or higher) ‡ SAP Web Dynpro Active Component Framework (ACF) -Not required when form build in ZCI layout ‡ Interactive form needs Reader Rights Credential for accessing advance capabilities.0.

0 SPS10 or higher .1 .ZCI and HTTPS require Adobe Reader 8.SAPGUI Release 6.1. .Adobe Designer. .ZCI layout ‡ System Prerequisites .SAP NetWeaver NW7.x with x >= 08 .Adobe Reader Version 7.GUI patch level 20 must be installed.Adobe LiveCycle Designer 7.40 Support Package Level 20 or higher (see SAP Note 940637). version 7.1 SP 1 only . support package level 1 ‡ Prerequisites for ZCI Forms .

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How can we design a form with ADOBE Livecycle Designer? .

graphics. You use this graphical tool to design the printed appearance of the form. In the layout function in Form Builder. you call the interface function in Form Builder. 3. and addresses. 6. you use the Form Builder tool that is integrated with ABAP Workbench. 5. you define where the data comes from that you want to display in the form.Process Flow To create a form. You create a form object in transaction SFP or in repository browser 2. In the context in Form Builder. . you drag and drop the required parameters from the interface you have defined. and drag and drop data from the form context you have defined. you create the layout. To do this. In the interface. You activate the interface. You activate the form. 1. 4. You can also insert texts.

Interface in Form Builder You can choose from the following three interface types: Ɣ ABAP Dictionary-based interface Ɣ Smart Forms-compatible interface Ɣ XML-based interface Use: Ɣ Data selected from the database tables of your application. such as dates Ɣ Data that you have calculated or implemented in a form yourself. You use the form interface to specify this data. Ɣ Data provided by the SAP system or by the PDF-based print forms solution. such as totals for tables .

addresses. In this hierarchy. Ɣ Whether the content of the node (text.Context in Form Builder In the form context you specify which data is copied from the interface to the form. graphics) are included in the output Ɣ Whether the data of a node is Active or Inactive Ɣ Whether a specified node or an alternative node is processed . You include this data as a node in a hierarchy structure. you also decide the form logic by specifying conditions for processing the nodes.

Layout in the Form Builder You use the layout type to define the runtime environment where the form is used. xACF layout ZCI layout . Layout types Standard layout for PDF-based print forms. or offline interactive form The Active Components Framework technology is used to integrate the form at runtime in Web Dynpro applications Zero Client Installation (ZCI) technology is used to integrate the form at runtime in Web Dynpro applications.

Overview of form painter Script editor Layout Editor Palette Window Palette Window Demo .

Scripting in Layout of Form Builder LiveCycle Designer supports scripting with both FormCalc and JavaScript.JavaScript is a more powerful and diverse scripting language intended to give you more flexibility and leverage your existing scripting knowledge. . . .FormCalc is a calculation language that includes a wide range of built-in functions to simplify the most common form functionality.

* Find out name of generated function module CALL FUNCTION 'FP_FUNCTION_MODULE_NAME'......Calling Forms in an Application Program (1) (2) (3) Data retrieval and processing SELECT .....* Start form processing CALL FUNCTION 'FP_JOB_OPEN'...* Call function module dynamically CALL FUNCTION <generated function module>.. ENDLOOP..* End form processing CALL FUNCTION 'FP_JOB_CLOSE'. FROM ... LOOP AT .. (4) (5) ..

Body pages You can position various elements on these pages. delivery notes etc. such as option and list fields. salary statement.PDF-Based Print Forms A PDF-based print form is a form designed for mass printing in SAP systems.Master pages . account statement. It is used for order confirmation. date and time fields. graphics. invoices. Standard objects ‡ Static objects such as texts. numeric fields. and password fields ‡ Special date objects ‡ Your own user-defined objects Bar codes . Adobe Designer includes two different types of pages that you can use to structure your form layout: . text fields. These elements are available in a library in Adobe Designer. rectangles. circles. checks. and lines ‡ Dynamic objects.

Interactive Forms There are several ways of creating an interactive form. . You use one of the following development environments. Manager SelfServices) ‡ ABAP workbench. Transaction SFP for offline interactive PDF form or online interactive form through Web Service. depending on your application scenario: ‡ WebDynpro for ABAP in SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP ‡ WebDynpro for Java in SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP ‡ Forms in SAP Business Workflow for various mySAP ERP business packages (in particular.

0) SPS10 forms can be integrated using Zero Client Installation (ZCI). Please click on the document. ‡ As of NetWeaver 7. Integration Step .0 (NW 7. Procedure for integrating Adobe interactive with WebDynpro ABAP.Integrating interactive forms in WebDynpro ABAP ‡ For Web Dynpro user interfaces. ‡ Forms that are stored in systems as MIME objects in the MIME repository with MIME type application/pdf can be integrated and displayed in a Web Dynpro application. For efficient and straightforward development of the user interface. forms can be created and used in the context of SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe. you can integrate the Adobe Live Cycle Designer tool with editor and the Adobe UI elements into the development workbench.

CRM.Integrating Adobe Forms for the Web Dynpro JAVA Fully integrated into the SAP NetWeaver® 2004 platform. SAP Interactive Forms enables developers to: ‡ Design templates and create interactive forms in the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio tool or the ABAPŒ programming language workbench using Adobe LiveCycle Designer software ‡ Integrate SAP Interactive Forms with any SAP application ‡ Distribute interactive forms from within SAP applications to users for a multitude of business processes. and SCM Procedure for integrating Adobe interactive with WebDynpro UI. Please click on the document. including ERP. Process Steps .

Interactive Form in Guided Procedure Interactive forms in GP enable you to send and receive data as a part of the workflow managed by the GP framework. which you can publish to URL. you can also create standalone forms. In addition. . or download locally.

These requests and responses are sent and received via the SOAP protocol in various formats. you not only have the ability to create data connections to schemas (directly or based on sample XML data) and databases. . The data connection in the "Data View" already provides a button that is configured to call a web service. So you can simple drag&drop this button onto the form and you are done. you can also connect to web services. a button to call the web service has to be added to the form.Integrating Web Services with ADOVE LiveCycle Designer to make Interactive Form ‡ In Designer. as specified by the web service in an XML-based language called WSDL. Web services are online applications that return information in response to specific requests. ‡ After binding the request/response parameters to form fields.

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Please click on the document.First Demo ± ADOBE Print Form Key business requirements A form is required for the generating Inspection Report as per the sample attached in section 4. This form need to be generated for all goods receipts for Food and Non Food Items. This Form has to be issued at the time of Goods receipt for Non food items purchase orders. The document is a direct output from the Good Receipt documents posted under the Purchase order or the Returns Purchase Order.0. Technical details for generating the output. Technical Details . User can digitally sign the document.

Please click on the document.Second Demo ± ADOBE Interactive form using WebDynpro ABAP Key business requirements A demo form is created in a simple web dynpro application for displaying interactive scenario. Technical Details . Technical details for generating the output.

Please click on the document. Technical Details .Third Demo ± ADOBE Interactive form using WebDynpro JAVA Key business requirements A demo form is created in a simple web dynpro application for displaying interactive scenario. Technical details for generating the output.

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0) ‡ 736902 Adobe Credentials ‡ 750784 SAP Interactive Forms: Licenses ‡ 752153 Adobe: PDF Manipulation Module High Encryption ‡ 766191 Active Component Framework Installation ‡ 766410 Interactive forms: XDC Scenarios for the Printer Control ‡ 685571 Printing PDF-Based Forms ‡ 834573 SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe: Acrobat/Adobe Reader Version ‡ 854621 Third Party Software Delivered with Adobe Document Services and Adobe LiveCycle Designer ‡ 944221 Problem Analysis / Troubleshooting in Forms Processing ‡ 886572 ADS: Central Patch Note for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 .Additional Resources Important SAP Notes for configuration: ‡ 894009 Adobe document services: Configuration Guide (NW 7.