Adobe's LiveCycle Enterprise Suite will be able to create wizard-like "Form Guides" and Flash graphics in PDF documents, the company has said.
According to Adobe group product marketing manager Brian Wick, Adobe next month will ship a free plug-in called Guide Builder for the LiveCycle Designer tool.
Guide Builder will let developers working in PDF generate dynamic forms that could be used to build applications such as online mortgages, insurance claims and other documents where end-users might need step-by-step prompts.
"These dynamic forms could be especially useful for applications outside the firewall," said Wick. "Guide Builder can create a front-end application and a form that can be digitally signed."
LiveCycle Enterprise Suite, which runs on a J2EE-based server and starts at $50,000, has been on the market for about three years.