Chapter 20. Using LiveCycle Designer on the Macintosh

If you used PostScript fonts back in 1985, you were an Adobe customer and a Macintosh user. If you used Adobe Illustrator back in 1986, you used Illustrator on a Macintosh. If you were one of the first to purchase Adobe Photoshop in 1989, you definitely used a Macintosh computer.

Adobe began its life serving Macintosh users. Nothing appeared on Windows until Windows 3 was released much later in the 1990s. When Adobe began developing cross-platform software, the initial incarnations of the Windows versions took a backseat to their Macintosh counterparts. Using Illustrator 4 on Windows was clunky and very slow, and Photoshop didn't appear on Windows until Aldus Photostyler on Windows went into retirement.

As Adobe evolved with much more sophistication and support for Windows applications, Macintosh users at times felt a little betrayed seeing more support and more features available for Windows applications than Mac applications. This is most evident when looking at Acrobat Pro on the Mac compared to Acrobat Pro Extended on Windows. Of course, when it comes to LiveCycle Designer, the Mac community feels completely left out, and the continual cry from the Mac audience is "when will we see LiveCycle Designer appear on the Macintosh?"

Despite what some users may think, Adobe is committed to serving a cross-platform audience. ...

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