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Events firing

How often events fire and their sequence

Some events fire more often than others. Depending on what the designer is trying to achieve, this can be inefficient and may not have the desired effect at runtime. Another issue is the sequence in which events fire. A designer may have a requirement for several scripts to fire in a certain sequence. Having an understanding of how LC Designer and Acrobat fire events can help at design time. Read more

Moving objects

Moving objects around a form

Allowing a user to move objects (in this case buttons) around the form. We wanted the user to be able position markers within a grid. The number (caption) of the button related to a particular solution in a table. Read more

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Using LiveCycle forms in Acrobat and Reader

Sometimes a person will develop a form and test it on their PC with Acrobat. When they are happy with the look, feel and functionality they will send it out to users. If the users have Reader then some of the functionality may not be available, leading to frustration. Read more


Script to access Acrobat menu items

I had been trying to access Acrobat menu commands from within an XFA form. Some of these are readably available, however the problem remained however as the command I wanted to access was restricted for security reasons. Read more

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Referencing Objects

When referencing objects in LiveCycle Designer ES2, you need to ensure that you are providing a sufficiently complete reference to the objects. If you do – the script will work; whereas if you don’t – the script may fail silently.

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Client’s Duties under the Construction Regulations

“Achieving compliance in a cost efficient manner” – elearning can help your organisation to communicate a key message or requirement in an efficient way. Given the increases in computer literacy and broadband speeds, delivery of content using online services can outweigh more traditional methods. Read moreRead more

Accident statistics

Accident statistics dashboard

We have updated and verified the data in our accident statistics dashboard, following the Health and Safety Authority publishing their annual report for 2009. Read moreRead more


A holistic approach to health and safety for the London olympics

Ros Seal from the Olympic Delivery Authority presented an excellent paper to the IOSH Ireland annual conference, on the holistic approach taken in relation to health and safety for the London 2012 olympic games. Read moreRead more

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Adobe Enterprise Café

Adobe have launched the next generation community resource! Read moreRead more

Safety signs at work

Safety Signs at Places of Work

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have issued revised guidance on the requirements for safety signs in the workplace. While the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 1 of Part 7 have not been updated, the revised guidance provides updated information in relation to existing signs. Read moreRead more

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Laying out a form

As a forms developer, there are many options available to you when laying out your form. This post is not intended as a detailed explanation of forms design, merely a technical description of the specific options in LiveCycle Designer ES2 when using objects. Read moreRead more


Safety Management Pack for Contractors with 20 or Less Employees

On Tuesday (1 June 2010), the Minster for Labour Affairs, Mr Dara Calleary TD officially launched the new Safety Management Pack for Contractors with 20 or Less Employees. Read moreRead more

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Picture puzzle

This form demonstrates a few tricks albeit in a irreverent way. Firstly using an ‘Adobe’ grey as a background allows your form to be part of the application, rather than sitting on top it. The second uses script to allow the use to select a part of the puzzle and move it into the correct position. Read moreRead more

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Keeping track of scores

Forms can de used to ask users questions. Sometimes the question is a simple yes or no. Other times you may have questions with more than two choices or with complicated scoring requirements. This sample will show you two options for keeping scores. Read moreRead more