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LiveCycle ES2 now supports electronic signatures in Workspace (in addition to digital/PKI based signatures). The eSignature solution leverages the following features:

Ability to Route Arbitrary Content
Now you can route a flat pdf, .jpeg, .gif etc… for approval (basically anything that can be displayed in a web browser).
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Approval Container
A Workspace mode specifically designed and tailored for approval processes.

User Actions
Gives the LiveCycle developer full control over the buttons presented in the Workspace Chrome, and the order in which they appear. Also provides tighter integration with process routing via Destinations.
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Approval Confirmation Dialog
Allows you to present a confirmation dialog with a custom EULA and inform the user that this is a binding agreement. To get this option in Workbench simply double click a defined User Action.
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IP Address Auditing
The ip address of the signer/approver is captured in the output of the Assign Task & Multiple Assign Task operations. This can be used to build an audit log.

Cheers,
_Seth

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Document Builder
Document Builder is WYSIWYG editor for DDX and ships with LiveCycle Workbench ES2. In previous releases of LiveCycle ES you had to hand code DDX; Document Builder gives you tools to design, validate and test DDX files in a graphical manner.

What is DDX?
To specify documents that you want the Assembler service to produce, you use an XML-based language called Document Description XML (DDX). DDX is a declarative markup language whose elements represent building blocks of documents. These building blocks include PDF pages and other elements such as comments, bookmarks, and styled text. The DDX document can be considered a template for the document(s) that you want the Assembler service to produce.

Document Builder Features:

  • WYSIWYG editor for designing DDX
  • Full integration with Workbench and Assembler’s Invoke DDX service
  • Schema Validation
  • Ability to test DDX and to preview results
  • Templates for the most commonly used Assembler operations
  • Design and Source modes

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Record and Playback is often considered the most valuable debugging tool in LiveCycle. It allows you to record then step though the execution of a process, to examine the variable values, routes taken etc…

The following Record and Playback improvements were made in ES2:

  • A visual indicator (a red dot) will now appear when recording is activated for a particular process
  • You can manage process recordings at a global level (Start/Stop/Delete etc…) This allows an administrator to easily disable all recordings on a server.
  • You can activate/deactivate recordings for an entire application in a single click

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Cheers,
_Seth

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In Adobe LiveCycle ES2 the Workbench property sheets have been overhauled to simplify and streamline application creation. Here are a few examples:

Basic | All filter toggle
Most property sheets in ES2 now include two modes — Basic and All. Basic presents the most commonly used settings, while All will present you with all available settings for the service.
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Render PDF Form
The FormsService:renderPDFForm service has been greatly simplified, and thanks to the new asset picker there is no longer a need to hand type URIs. Here is the new service in Basic mode.
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Asset Picker
No longer a need to hand type URIs!
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Auto Discovery of Credential Alias Names
You no longer have to look at the adminui to determine the available aliases for Reader Extensions or Signing credentials. This feature applies to Apply Usage Rights, Sign Signature Field, Certify PDF & Certificate Encrypt PDF.
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Cheers,
_Seth

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