Using SAP Interactive Forms in the ABAP Workbench to Create and Design PDF-Based Print Forms That Address a Wide Range of Print Needs

  • by Markus Meisl, SAP NetWeaver Product Manager, Forms Technology, SAP AG
  • March 15, 2007
Recognizing that PDF has become the de facto tool for creating and exchanging electronic documents, SAP initiated a strategic development partnership with Adobe Systems — the result of which was SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe. This article explains what you need to know to get started with SAP Interactive Forms for back-end printing purposes; its underlying architecture, which incorporates many of the known principles of Smart Forms technology; and the steps needed to create a simple form using the new Form Builder (transaction SFP). This article also explains data binding and how to create tables in a form, and concludes with some tips and tricks to help make your SAP Interactive Forms experience easier and more productive.

Markus Meisl

Since joining SAP in 1998, Markus Meisl has held a variety of positions on product management and rollout teams. In his current role, he works in the SAP NetWeaver Product Management organization and is responsible for the rollout of SAP forms technology (particularly Interactive Forms based on Adobe software).

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