How it works
LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES works hand in hand with Adobe Reader software, which is available free of charge and easily downloaded from Adobe.com. LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES enables you to embed usage rights within a PDF document. These usage rights "turn on" functionality within Adobe Reader, so end users can view and interact with PDF documents.
Step 1. Add rights to the PDF file
Turn on functionality for Adobe Reader. You can add rights to single documents or batches of documents through the API as part of a process, or through common foundation invocation methods such as web service calls or watched folders.
Step 2. Distribute the PDF file
Make the PDF file available through whatever means you prefer, whether it is physical media, a file download, or online web access.
Step 3. Use the PDF file
Normally latent end-user capabilities are automatically activated when the rights-enabled Adobe PDF document is launched within Adobe Reader. When the user is finished working with the document, those functions are once again disabled until the user receives another rights-enabled PDF file. All of this functionality comes at no additional cost to your customers, constituents, partners, or colleagues.