3. Creating the SmartDoc Expense Report

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

—Steve Jobs

LiveCycle Designer is the ideal authoring tool for smart forms, but it can be challenging to learn. If this is your first experience with Designer, you may find this exercise to be demanding and exacting. However, this thorough walkthrough will give you a chance to practice what you learned in the first two chapters.

To help you along, I have included seven master XDP files in the Samples folder that represent the completed results of each part of the exercise (Figure 3.1). If you ...

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