This glossary contains terminology definitions that are specific to Adobe document services documentation. These terms may have different meanings in other contexts, but they have restricted meanings in this documentation.
A document that is signed with a specific Adobe root certificate. The Adobe root certificate is distributed on a hardware security module. An Adobe certified document provides a strong guarantee as to the authenticity and immutability of the document. See also certificate.
Adobe document services extend core enterprise systems to ensure that business-critical information is captured and presented across the extended enterprise. The Adobe document services solution includes LiveCycle Designer ES, LiveCycle Forms ES, LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES, LiveCycle Form Manager, and Document Security Server.
A set of related and generally interdependent files that make up a self-contained application that LiveCycle Forms ES can run. Applications may include files such as form designs, JavaServer Pages, HTML pages, servlets, and images.
Static or fixed objects, including text or graphics, that provide the visual components of a form design. Unlike data fields, the information in the boilerplate never changes.
A standard way of writing a formula. For example, two formulas, such as 9 + x and x + 9, are said to be equivalent because they mean the same thing; however, the second one is in “canonical form” because it is written in the usual way, with the highest power of x first. Usually, there are fixed rules you can use to decide whether something is in canonical form. Things in canonical form are easier to compare.
This table describes the different field types and their canonical formats. Note that values surrounded by square brackets are optional. Currency and grouping symbols are not valid in canonical format.
An ISO-8601/XFA date string
An ISO-8601/XFA date time, which is the concatenation of a valid ISO-8601/XFA date string and a valid ISO-8601/XFA time string with the letter T’ as a separator between the date and time string
A sequence of ASCII digits consisting of an integral part, a decimal point, a fractional part, and optionally, an e (or E) and a signed exponent part
Any sequence of Unicode characters without using spaces
An ISO-8601/XFA time string
An electronic document that captures and delivers data. A person may add data to an interactive form, or a server process may merge a form design with data to produce a form.
LiveCycle Designer ES users who are capable of creating fillable forms to be used in Acrobat or Adobe Reader, and simple non-interactive forms for deployment to LiveCycle ES. See also form developers.
A calculation language similar to that used in common spreadsheet software that facilitates form design without requiring a knowledge of traditional scripting techniques or languages.
LiveCycle Designer ES users who are capable of creating complex form-based applications for use in different environments. See also form authors.
A form that users can access in Acrobat and Adobe Reader. PDF forms are either interactive or non-interactive.
Security settings that restrict users from opening, editing, or printing a PDF document. Permissions cannot be changed unless the user has the permissions password. You can set permissions in LiveCycle Designer ES, Acrobat, or LiveCycle Forms ES.
An action whereby LiveCycle Forms ES or LiveCycle Output ES retrieves a form design, possibly merges it with data, and displays it in PDF or HTML format in a browser.
A PDF document that includes security extensions that enable Adobe Reader users to save the form with data, add comments, and sign documents.
A software module that implements various aspects of the encryption process and controls access to the contents of the encrypted document. It contains all security logic, such as how to sign and verify signatures.
See fixed layout.
An object that can act as a container for form objects and other subforms. A subform helps to position form objects relative to each other and provide structure in form designs that have a flowable layout. A subform can also provide a reference point, when binding data to a form, by restricting the scope for a field so that it matches that of the corresponding data node.
A form that includes a logical structure and a set of defined relationships and dependencies among the various elements, as well as additional information that permits reflow.
Rights that extend the functionality of Adobe Reader and enable users to save forms with data, add comments, and sign documents.
Represents the underlying technology beneath the Adobe XML forms solution. It enables the construction of robust and flexible form-based applications for use on either the client or the server.
A form based on the XML Forms Architecture. XML forms are created in LiveCycle Designer ES and can have the file name extension .xdp or .pdf.