Adobe LiveCycle Designer (AEM Forms) Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

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Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM EST

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Course Description: ThinkB!G’s Adobe LiveCycle Designer training course introduces and describes various techniques to creating electronic forms that can complement or supersede other means of collecting and presenting enterprise data. After completion of this course, you will be able to create interactive forms that can reduce data collection, process errors, as well as enhance the user experience. Our LiveCycle Designer training course introduces the basics of form design and 508 compliancy.

Prerequisites: Students should have a good working knowledge of computers and operating systems; know how to open, save, and close files, and navigate to other folders. Students should be familiar with at least one software package, for example: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Adobe InDesign.

Required Technical Set-Up:
• Primary computer connected to a second monitor OR second computer to view instructor live
• Reliable High-speed internet connection
• Web Browser: Google Chrome Preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
• 3-Button Computer mouse
• Audio Speaker/Microphone (built-in to computer or external)

Job Roles That Use LiveCycle Designer:
Forms Designer
Data & record Managers
Document Specialists

Projects That Use LiveCycle Designer:
Creating and maintaining electronic documents and forms
Creating dynamic XML form templates rendered as PDF or HTML
Supporting XML data
Schema bindings
Document security (secure template designs for digital signatures)
Enabling compliance with gov’t accessibility requirements
Creating workflows & processes to increase efficiency

Adobe LiveCycle Designer (AEM Forms) Introduction Course Outline

1. Basics of Adobe LiveCycle Designer
Getting Started with Static & Dynamic Forms
Understanding XFA Form Development
Learning the Designer Workspace
Palettes and Objects
Working from a Template
Designing from Pages
Creating Your First Form

2. The Importance of Form Design
Form as a Brand Touch Point
Improving Aesthetics
Principles of Good Form Design
Graphic Design Tips
Typography Tips
Interaction Design Tips
Guiding with Button Design
Radio Buttons and Check Boxes
Creating 508 Compliant Forms

3. Learning the Form Objects
The Adobe LiveCycle Designer Workspace
The Layout Editor & The Script Editor
The Palettes
Text Objects
Graphic Objects
Image Objects
Field Objects
Button Objects
Check Boxes and Radio Buttons
Master and Body Pages
Sub-forms and Flow
Fonts and Tabbing
Creating & Configuring a Custom Library

4. Form Scripting
Benefits of Scripting
Form Calc and JavaScript
Script Editor
Scripting Basics
Referencing Objects
Form Object Model
Working with Events
Script Objects
Debugging Scripts
Using the Action Builder

5. Form Data
Working with Data in Designer
Formatting Data
Submitting Data
Data Binding
Data Validation
Barcode Types

6. Scripts for Building Forms
Message Box Scripts
Mutually Exclusive Check Boxes
Changing Background Colors
Changing Images
Setting a Field as Required
Working with Page Numbers
Date Object
Medium Length Scripts
Disabling All Form Fields
Add Time to Date

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training

Public Enrollment Training

This course is currently not on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested, please click the link below to complete our request form.

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Dates to Register

We have instructors ready to teach this class, but we do not currently offer it on our Public Enrollment Training Calendar. If you are interested in this class, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly about your training options!

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

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Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.


Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.


Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 

Average Review: 4.6 out of 5 - 5 Reviews

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Knowledgeable and Personable
“Excellent facilities - very comfortable and easy to locate. Instructor was extremely knowledgeable and personable.  There were students with various levels of knowledge in class, but we were all engaged and (I believe) came away with some great information.  I am excited for the Advanced class!” - Dawn E., Fort Smith Public Schools (LiveCycle Designer Intro - AEM Forms)
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LiveCycle Training
“I came in knowing very little and now I believe I understand the basic logic of the program. In other words, if I need to figure something out not learned in class, I think I understand the program well enough to easily figure out the answer.” -Bradley S., Independent (Intro to Adobe LiveCycle Designer)
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Appreciated the Hands-On Approach
"When you currently wear several different hats at your job, learning a new skill set although rewarding can be very daunting. You need to apply the new gained knowledge immediately. I really appreciated the LiveCycle instructor's hands-on approach. I am ready to get to work!!! Thank you Think Big- this was a great experience." Temperance B., U.S. Department of Education (Adobe LiveCycle Designer Training)
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Excellent Atmosphere for Learning
"This is an excellent atmosphere for learning. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable of the software program being presented. I would recommend this training and would gladly come back again. This is my 3rd trip for different offerings." - Pam W., Cert Division  (Adobe LiveCycle Training)
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Valuable One-on-One Training
"The online class was great. I really got a lot out of the one-on-one training!"- Alexis S.,  ISCT (Online Adobe LiveCycle Designer Training)