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  • Overview of the Adobe Forms
      Introduction to Adobe forms.
      Advantages and Disadvantages of Adobe Forms
      Types of Adobe forms.
      Comparison of the ADOBE FORMS
      Major Concepts of Adobe forms.
      Introduction of Adobe Live cycle Designer.
      Concepts of Interface, Context, Form Layout.
      Concepts of Master Page, Body Page,
      Content Area, Pagination…
      Purpose of Different Library Elements.
  • Overview of the Forms Designing
      Design of the Offline Print forms,
      one for the Boiler plate Objects
      Using Different Library elements.
      Concepts of the Data view, Hierarchy.
      Design of the Print Based form for the Line Item Data.
      Print program design for the both the Scenarios.
      Introduction to Layout types and why they were used.
      Design of Online Print based Form.
      Concepts of Bar-coding, Logo additions, texts
      Concepts of Bar-coding, Logo additions, texts
      Design of the Interactive Form Offline form
  • Goals
      Creating PDF-based forms for print scenarios
      Integration in ABAP programs
      Project team members
  • Essentials
      Programming experience with ABAP
      SAPTEC Fundamentals of SAP Web AS
      BC400 ABAP Workbench Foundations
      Knowledge of SAPscript and/or Smart Forms
      Course based on software release
  • Architecture Overview
      Designer (the graphical layout tool)
      Form structure
      Static elements
      Dynamic elements and tables
      Integration in ABAP programs
  • Adobe Forms Access
      Distributing forms
      Collecting form data
      Validating input field data
      Performing calculations with numeric fields
      Receiving and processing form data
      Adding Security to PDF Files
      Controlling access
      Protecting and controlling
      Documents containing sensitive information
      Protecting documents with passwords


SAP and Adobe partnered with the goal of automating and streamlining forms-based communication to support customers who create reusable forms for their business processes. The result of this partnership is SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe. SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe is integrated into no less than six SAP development and run-time environments, which cover both stacks of SAP NetWeaver as well as the SAP Business Suite.

Web-based forms can help you bridge the gap between paper-based processes and enterprise applications. SAP Interactive Forms software by Adobe extends the power of SAP solutions with the versatility and accessibility of collaborative electronic forms documentation. The software enables you to streamline and automate your paper-based business processes, as well as to extend the reach of enterprise applications to company executives, partners, customers, and suppliers.

SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe automates forms data entry enhancing user experience and compliance

Realize the power of electronic forms everywhere in your business processes. Develop, deploy, and manage interactive forms-driven business processes and automate paper-based activities. Extend SAP software systems to employees, customers, and partners even on mobile devices with the SAP Interactive Forms software by Adobe.

  • Streamline the user experience by automating tasks relating to electronic forms
  • Save time and money by reducing costs associated with manual data entry
  • Comply with regulations by simplifying use of mandated forms, auditing, and archiving
  • Improve efficiency by simplifying interactive e-form deployment and management
  • Empower users with anytime, anywhere access to interactive e-forms

Adobe and SAP technologies, you can use automation to reduce redundant and inaccurate data and boost the speed with which your organization responds to customer needs and changing business requirements. For example, when manufacturing companies need to fulfill large, unexpected cus-tomer orders, plant managers need to procure materials. With a paper-based process, they need to locate the requisition form, complete and sign it by hand, and forward it to the appropriate manager via in-house mail for approval and fulfillment. And they have no way to ensure it reached its destination or when the manager might approve it.

With SAP Interactive Forms, you can easily streamline and auto-mate this process. After logging onto a portal, a supervisor can instantly access the latest PDF-based requisition form already filled in with the appropriate personal and role-based data like name, location, and cost center. The supervisor can quickly complete the remaining information online and submit it to mySAP ERP with a simple mouse click. The workflow embedded into mySAP ERP immediately pushes the form through the next step in the process, preventing process latency, and the super-visor can monitor progress in real time from within the portal.

Key Benefits: Lower Costs and Increased Automation

SAP Interactive Forms streamlines forms-based processes by enabling you to fully leverage the business process automation enabled by your existing SAP applications. You can realize the following benefits:

  • Reduced operational costs and increased business process agility via automation
  • Increased customer and employee satisfaction by enabling faster, more efficient forms-driven processes
  • Increased efficiency, fewer errors, and enhanced collaboration
  • Flexibility to customize forms for your enterprise and its partners and customers

SAP Interactive Forms allows enterprises to reduce the time required to design, manage, and maintain extended formsbased processes using standards-based, easy-to-use form design and deployment tools. Rather than invest in expensive, timeconsuming custom JavaServer Pages development, enterprises can use Adobe LiveCycle Designer embedded within SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio to design and create interactive PDF-based forms that are integrated with Web Dynpro. The solution enables developers to create interactive online and offline forms to support new business scenarios.

Online Forms

In an online form scenario, the user maintains a connection to the SAP application for example, through a company portal. The form is filled out by the user and submitted to the server in the same online session. The form may also include some prefilled information based on the recipients name, role in the organization, title, and so forth.

online form scenario functions:

  • Triggered by an end user working in Web Dynpro, Adobe Document Services generates an interactive form and populates it with relevant application data. The interactive form is displayed using the Adobe Reader plug-in during execution of Web Dynpro in a browser.
  • Web Dynpro receives the displayed data or completed PDF document, the Adobe Document Services extracts the data from the PDF file, and the application writes the user-entered data to the back-end system.

SAP Interactive Forms includes the following Adobe technology components:

  • Adobe LiveCycle Designer – A design-time environment for creating interactive forms in an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop manner. Adobe LiveCycle Designer is fully integrated with two proven SAP development environments: SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio for the development of Java-based SAP applications, and ABAP workbench for the development of SAP applications using the ABAP programming language.

Adobe Document Services – A set of runtime services,deployed on the SAP NetWeaver AS, that:

  • – Convert XML form templates (created using Adobe LiveCycle Designer) to PDF and various print formats
    Set Adobe Reader rights to enable users to annotate forms,save them locally, and include digital signatures for authentication using the free and ubiquitous Adobe Reader software
  • Extract data from SAP applications into SAP Interactive Forms and transfer form data back into SAP applications using XML
  • Support certification of form templates to ensure the authenticity and integrity of the form template
  • Enable encryption to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of the form3
  • Adobe Reader4 – The universal reader is all that is needed by end users to display SAP Interactive Forms at runtime. Forms created using SAP Interactive Forms are displayed either in a browser using the Adobe Reader plug-in or by the stand-alone Adobe Reader.



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  • What is SAP Adobe forms?
      Adobe forms is a new technology available from SAP Net Weaver, you can use to create print & interactive forms for the optimizationof your form-based business processes.
  • What are business advantages of Sap Adobe form?
      SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe offer the following business advantages:
      Interactive functions automate the creation of data for SAP systems
      Full integration into the SAP development environments for Java and ABAP
      User-friendly tools reduce the time and costs associated with creating form layouts.
      The usage of the PDF format means that forms retain their appearance regardless of the environment they are used in.
  • How to use SAP Adobe forms ?
      You can create a sales order form in adobe form and send to the sales reps. Sales reps can fill this form when they are not connected to internet / SAP system. Once they connect to SAP just send an e-mail to a specific user id in outlook. You got to customize and code how do you want to process once you receive this form. This enables you to create orders even when you are not connected to the system.
  • What is the difference between Adobe forms and smart forms / scripts.
      Smart forms / scripts are used to show the data in SAP. Most likely you will use these to print / display some kind of reciepts / forms. Many companies must be using this for hard copies / ALE / EDI or to transfer data from SAP to others.
      Adobe forms are used to post data into SAP from SAP too. So this has an additional feature compared to smartforms.
  • Where do we use SAP Adobe forms?
      You can use for offline forms usage, and as like smartforms to print.
  • What do i need to know to work on SAP Adobe forms?
      You just need to know ABAP. It is beneficiary if you know java script. But it hardly matters. If i can do without knowing Java script, you can do the same. Same with XML.Transaction for doing this is SFP and this runs on netweaver.
  • What are Basic Functions of Sap Adobe form?
      Basic Functions of Adobe forms
      Create form templates for the layout that include logos or pictures
      Generate documents by merging form templates and current system data
      Edit forms online or offline
      Forms can be filled in advance automatically with specific data from SAP applications and then sent to the correct recipients using secure methods
      Automatic consistency checks for forms
      Activate enhanced functions such as comments
      Digital signatures and form certification
      Send completed forms to the SAP application with automatic updates of the business data
  • What is PDF-Based Print Form?
      A PDF-based print form is a form designed for mass printing in SAP systems. It has thestandard Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • What are the uses of PDF-Based Print Form?
      PDF-based print forms can be used for the following:
      Order confirmations
      Account statements
      Salary statements
      Delivery notes
      Customs forms
      Industry-specific forms, such as quality forms in the automotive industry
  • What are PDF-Based Print Form Structure attributes?
      A PDF-base print form has the following attributes:
      A form interface that sends the application data to the form.
      A form context that contains the form logic. This logic controls the dynamic formatting of the form. For example, it enables variable fields to be displayed; it specifies that certain texts appear only under certain conditions (one text for a first warning and a different text for a second warning); and it can specify that invoice items can be processed repeatedly in table.
      A layout. In the layout, you define how the output data is positioned, its appearance in graphics, and the design of the pages