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Adobe forms

Click to edit Master subtitle style Forms PDF-Based Print

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Definition

A PDF-based print form is a form designed for mass printing in SAP systems. It has the standard Portable Document Format (PDF).

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Use
PDF-based print forms can be used for the following: Order confirmations Invoices Account statements Checks Salary statements Delivery notes Customs forms
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Advantages
Online

Applications, web based Offline applications Same look and feel across all applications We can interact with the form Security Design tool

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Example

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The Tools Involved (Design Time)

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What Happens at Run TimeForm

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Interface: properties

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Form interface

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Form properties

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Context: Overview

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Using the interface

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Designer: Technical Prerequisites


SAP

GUI for Windows6.40 GUI: make sure that Designer is installed and check on your hard drive. Default location:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Designer 7.1 sure latest 6.40 GUI patches are installed (LiveCycleDesigner 7.1 requirement). Reader 7.0 (used to be Acrobat Reader), incl. update to 7.0.8
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Make

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Caution: Loss of Changes


are lost when the layout is in display mode. The following note is displayed once in the status line: Changes to the layout cannot be saved in display mode!
You Changes

can make changes but these changes are lost when you leave the layout area.
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Designer: Overview

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Objects on a Master Page

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Inserting several master pages

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Suggested Approach to Designing Forms


Create

the master page first. Look for data that belongs to the background of the page Set your content area Divide the form information / data into Header (master page) Form content (body page) Leaders / detail lines / trailers Footer (master page)

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What Are Sub forms?


Can be laid down only in the content area of a master page If of type Position Content, objects of sub forms can be laid down at their exact position at runtime (Hierarchy position of objects not relevant for layout position) If of type Flow Content, the objects will follow each other, 7/12/12 depending on which space they

Placing

sense: If you want to output the element repeatedly (type Flow Content) if you want to visually group objects if you want to keep objects together (protect them against page break) if you want to hide several elements at once (scripting required)

objects in a subform makes

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When to use subforms


Placing

sense: if you want to output the element repeatedly (type Flow Content) if you want to visually group objects if you want to keep objects together (protect them against page break) if you want to hide several elements at once (scripting required)

objects in a subform makes

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