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problems with dynamic forms created with LiveCycle when exported to pdf


From: Farough, David (CFP/PSC)
Date: Sep 26, 2019 8:32AM

I have the following issues with our LiveCycle dynamic forms.

For some reason, when these forms are exported to PDF, the language settings for text and form fields are not indicated properly in the form. As a result, the screen reader reads all text using English phonetic rules . Listening to French text can be unpleasant and in some cases difficult to understand.

Forms which use radio buttons are also a problem because the checked status is not conveyed to the user. To make this point perfectly clear, all radio buttons are reported to be checked, even when they are not.

I have asked that the use of radio buttons be avoided with these forms and that dropdowns or list fields be used instead, but the client wants all options to be visible on the form when printing.

The client is willing to provide static versions of these forms which don't have these issues, so this may well be the outcome.

Needless to say, I am not happy with this prospect, but I don't see a better solution.

Any suggestions?