Evenlogic electronic forms solutions


For 20 years, Evenlogic has been both a member of the Adobe Solutions Network (ASN) and been using Adobe forms development technologies to develop electronic forms solutions for its customers. These Adobe technologies include Acroforms, LiveCycle forms and AEM forms.

  • Acroforms (Acrobat forms): Traditional PDF forms that were introduced initially in the mid-1990s. Users use Adobe Reader to interactively fill in the forms on PCs (and also now on iPads, iPhones and Androids). To develop the forms, developers typically create a baseline PDF form from an existing legacy paper form or Word document and then use Acrobat to superimpose fixed data fields, checkboxes, buttons and JavaScript code on to the form thereby turning it into an interactive electronic PDF form. Evenlogic has also developed a technology that operates in conjunction with Acroforms solutions that includes server-side software (normally operating in a Microsoft .NET environment) and can include a database to pre-populate designated form fields and process submitted form data.
  • Adobe LiveCycle Forms: Technology that was introduced by Adobe in 2004. It is an enterprise technology and supports sophisticated electronic forms based on Adobe’s XML Forms Architecture (XFA). A form can be created on a Windows PC using Adobe’s LiveCycle Designer tool and can be both interactive (meaning a user can enter or update the content of its fields) and dynamic (meaning the form’s appearance and layout can change depending on user actions).
    • A simple LiveCycle PDF form that demonstrates a form’s dynamic capabilities can be downloaded from this website’s Downloads page and then tested as a standalone form on a PC.
  • AEM Forms: Initially launched circa 2014, this is an enterprise technology that supports PDF forms, HTML5 forms and adaptive forms. Adaptive forms will adapt automatically to a user’s device and/or browser and in response to a user’s actions. The PDF forms can be used on a PC, the HTML5 forms on a PC or a tablet and the adaptive forms on a PC, tablet or mobile phone. Whereas the PDF forms can be filled in and saved as standalone forms on a PC, HTML5 forms and adaptive forms require an active connection to an AEM server. Adobe’s AEM Forms have becomes the successor enterprise technology to LiveCycle Forms and Adobe has phased out its support of the LiveCycle Forms technology under the LiveCycle banner. The LiveCycle technology and services are however incorporated into AEM Forms and so continue to be available (see the link below for more information).

Further information for organisations that are currently using LiveCycle Forms: