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Adobe Interactive Forms

Hi:

We are implementing Adobe Interactive Forms for Travel Expense Booking integrated with Portal (where user would download the form from portal locally to work offline and then upload it later when connected).

For the form to function properly, our consultants has asked to make following changes in the Adobe Reader settings on user machine:

1. Under Edit -> Preferences -> Internet -> Check "Display PDF in browser"

2. Under Edit -> Preferences -> JavaScript -> Check "Enable Acrobat JavaScript"

3. Under Edit -> Prefenences -> Security (enhanced) -> Uncheck "Enable Enhanced Security"

All the above three changes are opposite to our current settings. And our IT group is seeing a major secutity threat to company network on making the above changes.

I wanted to check how other companies with Adobe implementation are handling the above changes? Is there any technical work around to these changes?

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Rahul

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    Sep 08, 2011 at 02:24 PM

    Any Suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Rahul

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      you have to get really creative when trying to dynamically control the form without javascript / formcalc.

      One of my little secrets (you owe me big points here) is that I prepare my output in a series of tables when possible.

      For instance, in SAP i'll fill an internal table with

       
      
      Customer | Sales Order Number
      12345      |  80002038
      
      Date         | 09/15/2011
      
      Special Instructions | Deliver around back
      
      

      something like this... then I drop this table where I need it. However, if there are no special instructions, I simply do not fill that info out in my internal table. This has the effect of "hiding" the field.

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    Sep 08, 2011 at 02:58 PM

    There is no doubt at all that holes in Adobe pose a significant threat to security - especially turning on javascripting.

    Unfortunatley, if you need dynamic/interactive forms, you don't have much choice other than to keep up with any security patches Adobe publishes.

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