A form is the document that a user views or interacts with. It is derived from a form design that you create using LiveCycle Designer ES.Forms typically collect or present structured data and are the front end to a business process. LiveCycle Designer ES creates forms and documents that can be merged with business data and rendered in a number of file types, including PDF documents, HTML, Flash (SWF file), and printing for PostScript and Zebra (ZPL) printers.Forms can be designed to capture data directly from end users. Users fill the form and select options online, and return the form data according to some prescribed process. These forms are known as interactive forms. You can author interactive forms that the user fills using Acrobat Professional, Acrobat Standard, or Adobe Reader, or you can author forms for LiveCycle Forms ES that the user fills in a web browser.
• Although interactive forms may look like traditional paper-based forms, they eliminate cumbersome and time-consuming effort required to process paper forms. Using interactive forms to provide business solutions makes sense in the worlds of the Internet and enterprise-wide computing.
• You can deliver interactive forms through Internet, intranet, or email. You can automate the document exchange process, store forms in reliable formats, and protect document content and integrity.
• Interactive forms allow you to streamline your data collection process. An interactive form can collect and integrate data into your existing core data collection systems, thereby extending their value. The form might integrate data directly to your data collection system or use a program on the server, such as a CGI script,an ASP page, Java Server Pages (JSP), or servlet.