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advantages of adobe forms over sapscripts and smartforms.

Good day ,

Can anyone pls mention atleast 2 to 3 major differences between sapscripts,smartforms and adobe forms?

I want to know wat r the drawbacks in each n how we rectified it in adobe forms.Are there any disadvantages in adobe forms??

Awaiting your reply,



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    Feb 18, 2008 at 06:22 AM

    Adobe forms are easy to design. based on requirement you can design the adobe forms as print based, offline and online forms.Visually disabled people can access the data in adobe form ( satisfies the govt laws Section 508 in US ,Barrierefreiheit in DE ,New ISO standard in EU ) using screen readers.

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    Apr 21, 2008 at 09:36 AM

    Hi Martina,

    Adoe Forms get a more user friendly interface for developping.

    It exist over 2000 standard Adobe Forms , but most of them are for HR and FI module.

    Now there's another think to take care , it's the "print program" . If you want to replace a sapscript or a smartforms with an Adobe forms you have to make a lot of modification in your print program in order to use the function module generated .

    I'm currently on a project of migration of sapscript to adobe forms and we see that's a udge works for this and it's difficult to justify it with a correct R.O.I

    hope this help you


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  • Apr 24, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Hi Martina,

    SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe offer you the following business advantages:

    1. Interactive functions automate the creation of data for SAP systems

    2. Full integration into the SAP development environments for Java and ABAP

    3. User-friendly tools reduce the time and costs associated with creating form layouts.

    4. The usage of the PDF format means that forms retain their appearance regardless of the environment they are used in.


    SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe offer the following basic functions:

    1. Create form templates for the layout that include logos or pictures

    2. Generate documents by merging form templates and current system data

    3. Edit forms online or offline

    4. Forms can be filled in advance automatically with specific data from SAP applications and then sent to the correct recipients using secure methods

    5. Automatic consistency checks for forms

    6. Activate enhanced functions such as comments

    7. Digital signatures and form certification

    8. Send completed forms to the SAP application with automatic updates of the business data

    There are not any disadvantages in adobe forms as such except the value help is not present but that could be done after a little coding.

    Reward if useful.


    Vaibhav Tiwari.

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    • Former Member

      Hi ,

      One disavantage of this solution is that there's few print program ready for using adobe forms .