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Adobe PDF Test Toolkit

The Adobe® PDF Test Toolkit enables enterprise customers to automate the testing of the Acrobat® family of products, particularly when used with Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP) software (formerly Adobe LiveCycle®) and SAP. The initial focus is to enable LiveCycle and SAP users to leverage HP’s Quick Test Pro automation capabilities to automate the testing of form workflows with Acrobat and Reader running as standalone applications or within a browser. This toolkit contains documentation, client-side plugin binaries, sample files, and other resources.

Adobe PDF Test Toolkit supports the following:

  • Testing of PDF Forms (Acroforms and XFA forms — including dynamic forms) with Acrobat or Reader running as standalone applications or inside of a browser.
  • Testing of complete form workflows with Acrobat or Reader and LiveCycle ES or SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe.

While the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit toolkit itself is an English, Windows-only product, the plugins are compatible with any language or operating system supported by Acrobat 9.2 or Reader 9.2 (and later) and Acrobat 10.1.2 or Reader 10.1.2 (and later).


Getting Started

Follow these steps to get started with Adobe PDF Test Toolkit :

  1. Download the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit
  2. Configure your environment:
    1. Install Quick Test Professional.
    2. Install the PDF viewing client within Acrobat or Reader.
    3. Install the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit.
    4. Install components to support Flex testing (if testing with LiveCycle) (optional).
    5. Verify the server (LiveCycle ES or SAP) software (optional).
  3. Ask questions and share your feedback in the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit forum

    Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.

Community

Below you'll find references and links to help you participate in the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit community.

Online Forum

Ask questions, discuss, and share feedback with other Adobe PDF Test Toolkit developers in online forums.

Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.

Resources

If you want to learn more about releases on Labs as well as other Adobe technologies, visiting a user group or connecting with an Adobe Community Expert is a great place to start.

Product Details


Documentation

Adobe PDF Test Toolkit documentation is included in the toolkit itself.

Download the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit

FAQ

Can Adobe PDF Test Toolkit be used to test automated workflows around Adobe Acrobat or only with Reader?
For Acrobat 10.1.2 and Reader 10.1.2: Adobe PDF Test Toolkit works fine with Non-Protected View of Acrobat and Sandbox or Non-Sandbox mode of Reader, but you should have only one of them installed on any given test machine; otherwise, QTP does not know which AcroQTP plugin and which PDF viewer it needs to launch.
For Acrobat 9.2 and Reader 9.2: Adobe PDF Test Toolkit works with both Acrobat and Reader, but you should have only one of them installed on any given test machine; otherwise, QTP does not know which AcroQTP plug-in and which PDF viewer it needs to launch.
Why are there two different versions of Adobe PDF Test Toolkit?
The Adobe PDF Test Toolkit is available in two versions: one that supports Acrobat/Reader 10.1.2 onwards; and one that supports Acrobat/Reader 9.2.
How do I uninstall the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit?
Perform the manual installation steps in reverse.
  1. Close Acrobat/Reader and QTP.
  2. In the task manager kill the AcroQTP process if it is still running.
  3. Unregister the automation.api and AcroQTP.exe using the bat file provided.
  4. Delete automation.api and AcroQTP.exe.
  5. Delete the registry keys described in the documentation.
Can I use Adobe PDF Test Toolkit to automate the testing of signing in digital signature workflows?
Yes, but you must already have a digital ID and password; otherwise, you will encounter some dialogs which are not accessible via Adobe PDF Test Toolkit.
Can I use Adobe PDF Test Toolkit to test my rights-enabled PDF files? (These PDFs are created by LiveCycle or by selecting “Extend Features in Adobe Reader..” under the Advanced menu of Acrobat Pro or Acrobat Pro Extended.)
Yes.
I have a PDF forms-based workflow using Adobe Reader and built around LiveCycle. Can I test that with Adobe PDF Test Toolkit?
Yes. However, to test the Flex UI of LiveCycle ES you will also need to install the Flex plug-in for QTP provided as a part of Flex Builder and LiveCycle ES.
I have a PDF forms-based workflow using Adobe Reader and built around SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe. Can I test that with Adobe PDF Test Toolkit?
Yes.
I have a PDF forms based workflow using Adobe Reader that does not use SAP or LiveCycle. Can I test that with Adobe PDF Test Toolkit?
Probably, but you will need to verify this on your own.

System Requirements

The system requirements for the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit are as follows:

  • Client software
    • Acrobat 9.2 or Reader 9.2 (and later); Acrobat 10.1.2 or Reader 10.1.2 (and later).
    • HP Quick Test Pro 9.5 or 10.0, or 11.0, and updates
    • Flex Builder 3.0.2 or 4.0 (optional)
    • Flex QTP Plugin (optional)
  • Server software: LiveCycle Server 8.2 or 9.0 or 9.5 or 10.0 later (optional)
  • Operating system
    • Windows XP SP3
    • Windows Vista SP1
    • Windows 7
  • Browser: Explorer 6 or later (XP) or Explorer 7 or Explorer 8 and 9 or later (Windows 7)

Release Notes

This release of Adobe PDF Test Toolkit is prerelease software. The software contained within each download is not final; but, many portions of the technology are fully implemented and ready for you to use and discuss.

Detailed release notes that describe the toolkit’s current features and bugs are available in the toolkit itself.

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