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Display trip form in pdf

In our Travel and expenses implementation of ESS, The display trip shows up in HTML. I was wondering how/if we can show up the form in pdf instead.

Thanks.

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  • Aug 21, 2007 at 03:36 PM

    Which version and which ESS for T&E (WebGui or Webdynpro)?

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    Aug 21, 2007 at 03:47 PM

    Hello Venu,

    please verify that for your resource object "EMPLOYEE_TRAVEL_TRIPFORM_SRV05" (Homepage Framework Customizing) the url-paramter sap.xss.tra.UsePdf is set to true. Also get sure the same parameter is set for the respective iView in your portal.

    Markus

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    Aug 21, 2007 at 03:49 PM

    Oh and btw, the T&E pdf forms need Adobe Document Services installed and configured.

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    • I have installed the adobe livecycle designer along with my existing GUI. If I go to the transaction SFP and try to go to the layout, I get an error and also I am not able to bring up the (once-working) HTML form in the simulate function of my business trip on the SAPGUI.

  • Aug 21, 2007 at 05:44 PM

    No need to download it....you can access it via SE80 as well now! (it's just a little kludgy in my opinion...haha)

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    • Former Member

      SE80 is actually just if you embed an Adobe UI element in a Web Dynpro ABAP application.

      Anyway, you do not need to download the Adobe Livecylce Designer if you have either installed it along the SAP GUI or the NWDS (Netweaver Developer Studio). But afaik these editions are just the 6.0 version of the Adobe Designer. SAP recommends to use always the latest one tho, which is 7.10. So instead of installing the Adobe Designer alongside the SAP GUI / NWDS it is recommend to use the standalone installation. In both ways you can call the Adobe designer right from your SAP Gui, either SE80 for Adobe UI Element integration or via SFP transaction.

      Markus

  • Aug 21, 2007 at 08:12 PM

    @Markus

    Are you sure? First off, I am just getting into Adobe interactive forms and such (doing MSS with Process and Forms now). So PLEASE feel free to correct/help/teach/educate me here. I have been going through all the online classes on here now. In one session, they showed specifically that the Adobe Livecylce Designer is available from NWDS as well as being incorporated into the SAPGUI now. As you mentioned in SE80, they showed embedding an Adobe element into a Webdynpro. However, they then clicked "through" the element which brought up the Adobe Livecylce Designer to edit the actual form. Was I seeing things ?!?!? =) Also, I hear a lot of concerns on versions (read, designer, etc). What is the rule of thumb there? (and yes, I know I can hop over to the Adobe forum, but I have you right here! haha)

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    • Former Member

      Hello Christopher,

      thats actually exactly how it does work. You embed a Adobe UI element into your Web Dynpro application, either ABAP via SE80 or Java via NWDS. If you "design" it, the installed Adobe Livecycle Designer gets called right into your IDE (SE80/NWDS), its kinda like you click a *.doc element and your Word gets open.

      What i have learned, especially if it comes to HCM processes and forms and Interactive forms in general, is that you should always use the lastest Adobe Designer, which is right now 7.10. The big advantage if you install it seperatly you can remove and install a new version easily. If you install the Adobe Designer along the NWDS and SAP GUI you have to remove the entire IDE (SAP GUI / NWDS) in order to install a "new" version of Adobe Designer (I actually had this problem a few weeks ago with my NWDS) And as i have already posted, afaik the version which comes alaong the SAP Gui / NWDS is still the "old" one 6.0

      I hope this helps

      Markus

  • Aug 21, 2007 at 10:35 PM

    @Markus

    Ahhhhhhh....so it's all "smoke and mirrors". hahaha THANKS a TON for the info! That helps a lot and will help justify a separate install as I have been trying to get done. Always good to read your posts!

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