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Error While selecting Layout option in tcode SFP


I am getting the below error when i select the layout option in tcode SFP.

Could not start Layout Designer (see long text)

Message no. FPUIFB086


The forms design tool for developing the form layout could not be started; either it is not installed or there are errors in the installation.


Make sure that you have the forms design tool installed on your desktop (the tool is part of the SAPGUI installation).

Also read SAP Note 801524.

How to resolve this error?


Abdul Hakim

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    Posted on Jul 09, 2010 at 09:54 AM

    you need to install adobe application in the SAP Gui front end. Ask your basis to install.

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  • author's profile photo Former Member
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    Posted on Jul 09, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Hi Hakim,

    See the sap note below:


    Presentation CD 1 "SAP GUI for Windows 6.40" Compilation 3 references this note for additional components.

    For information about where to find the successive version of the installation component

    "Forms Design Tool" - "Adobe Forms Designer"

    refer to Note 962763.

    Reason and Prerequisites

    This note describes two possible installation procedures:

    Direct installation on the workstation

    Update installation server (for administrators)


    Direct installation on the workstation

    Product: "SAP Interactive Forms" - "Adobe LiveCycle Designer"

    Start "ALDsetup. exe" directly on your workstation. If you had already installed an older version of "Adobe Designer 6.0" using "SAP GUI" or "SAP NetWeaver Development Studio", you first need to delete the older "Forms Design Tool" version in the corresponding installation.

    Update installation server:

    If you have integrated an SAP GUI installation server with

    6.40 Compilation 3

    6.40 Compilation 2

    6.20 Compilation 6

    you can add the following product:

    Product: "SAP Interactive Forms" - "Adobe LiveCycle Designer":

    To do this, start the program


    and specify the network path for an existing SAP GUI installation server. After this procedure, you can see the new "Interactive Forms" component in the component selection dialog box of the SAP GUI installation when you attach a new installation package with SAPAdmin. The installation on the workstation is then started as usual using "setup.exe" or "netsetup.exe".


    Some files on your existing installation server may still be write-protected (read-only).

    Make sure that all files in the two directories


    "...\Common Files\"

    are not write-protected.

    To do this, open a DOS box (input request) and switch to the directory of the installation server and set

    attrib -r /s "Common Files\*.*"

    attrib -r /s "Adobe\*.*"

    before you start "..\setup\ALDtoGUIServer.exe".

    Otherwise, you may receive the following error message:

    "... .cab cannot be extracted. It may be corrupt."


    Md Ziauddin

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