Several years ago, in the mid-nineties, I wrote a book called Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Forms (Wiley Publishing) that covered forms authoring in Adobe Acrobat 5. In those days we had no LiveCycle Designer application and PDF forms was in an infancy state of development. Yet the book sold well and users continued to purchase the book through Acrobat versions 6, 7, 8, and even up to this writing. It seems as though the Acrobat user community was hungry for any kind of information that could be found related to creating PDF forms.
For several years readers asked me if I would write a book covering new forms features in Acrobat and when I might want to look at including LiveCycle Designer. Although many other publications and various work prevented me from tackling this job, one of the important reasons I postponed the project was because I wanted to bring on a coauthor to help create this massive work you're holding.
I wasn't content working with just any author but wanted someone more special, one who lives with Acrobat and LiveCycle forms on a daily basis. For almost a decade I searched, somewhat passively, for just the right person to help with writing this book.
It wasn't until 2005 that I met Angie Okamoto at a PDF conference. From the first day I met Angie I knew I had the right person to help me create a comprehensive book on Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer forms. Angie conducts training for many companies weekly on using both Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer, and her ...