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I want to add a page to a form

Aug 28, 2008 1:04 PM

I am very very new to using Live Cycle. In fact, I stumbled upon it when we upgraded to Acrobat 8. I just finished using Live Cycle to design our company's new hire forms package. This consists of 12 pages of forms - and the HR manager insists it has to be one file. My question is, if I need to make edits to one of the forms, I can't seem to delete the page and insert a new one.

Is this not possible once it's made into a multiple page form?

I'm using LiveCycle Designer 8.0
Acrobat 8.0
Windows XP Pro
Dell Precision laptop
HP Laserjet 4250 printer
 
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    Aug 29, 2008 12:43 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)
    In Designer, firstly go to Window and ensure you have Hierarchy selected. In this view pane you should be able to insert and delete pages during the design phase.
     
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    Aug 30, 2008 1:02 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)
    "Creating Dynamic Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer" by JP Terry is the only book I know of that is devoted to LC. It's pretty accessible and is as good a place to start as any. Beyond that; trial and error, this forum, and the links to other websites are the way to go. Don't forget there are some sample forms that you will find in your Adobe folder on your C:drive.
    Good luck.
     
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    Nov 26, 2008 1:55 PM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)
    On the same topic, I have a pdf file with one form on the last page but my client needs to be able to insert pages in acrobat on their own after the form is made. They don't have access to LiveCycle...but the insert page option in acrobat is greyed out...is there any way in acrobat around this? Or a setting I can make in LiveCycle?
     
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    Feb 6, 2009 8:01 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)
    I am experiencing the exact same situation. Did anyone ever come up with a solution for Melanie?
     
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    Feb 6, 2009 8:48 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)
    You can make your forms in Acrobat. LiveCycle Desinger is an XML form within a PDF wrapper and many features of Acrobat are lost. This is also why there are differences with LiveCycle Designer's JavaScript and Acrobat JavaScript.
     
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    Oct 27, 2010 5:49 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    Wonderful.

    Just another shortcoming of those forms and LC designer in general I guess...

     

    Unable to add page because followed the steps from the wizard.

    After two days of work & fine tuning I can just start over because I want to add a page :-\

     
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    May 26, 2011 8:27 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    The clue when importing a pdf into Adobe Lifecycle in order to generate a new Page, is to drag and drop the pages that Adobe Lifecycle generates under the section Pages into the section named (Master Pages).

    Then you will be able to add as many pages as you want.

     

    Be good!!

     
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    Aug 25, 2011 9:27 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    Here's what I'm going to try.

     

    Create the second page as a separate form.

    Open the original form (page 1).

    When you're not in Edit Form mode, you can add a page from a file. So, add the 2nd page and it should become a 2-page form.

     

    I haven't tried this, but maybe it will work.I can't believe how difficult it is to use this software sometimes. It could be made much more user-friendly.

     
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    Aug 28, 2011 3:47 PM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    I don't know what the official Adobe process is on this but here is what I do...as I have run into the same issue. I'm learning LiveCycle with docs and some level of trial and error.

    • Go to "New Page" (Menu - Insert >> New Page). 
    • Go the the Hierachy pane (Menu - Window >> Hierachy). 

    You will see that LiveCycle has added a new page to the end of your document. Depending on how long your doc is ot the number of elements, you may want to collapse all of your pages in this view by selection the [-] icon next to each page. Find the new page whish has been added at the bottom of the list.Drag and drop it into the your desired insert position in your doc.

     

    I have not tried to add an external page; Just tried blank.

    Hope this helps somewhat.

     

    Ken

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 5:43 AM   in reply to kennyboy2001

    Try this:

     

    Add a footer to your page.  Add two buttons (ADD & DELETE) to the footer.

     

    On the click event of the ADD button (javascript):

     

    form1.page1._body.addInstance(1);

     

    if (form1.page1._body.count > 1) {

        form1.page1.footer.deleteBtn.presence = "visible";

    }

    else {

        form1.page1.footer.deleteBtn.presence = "hidden";

    }

     

     

    body is the name of my subform on page1. 

     

     

    On the click of the Delete:

    form1.page1._body.removeInstance(1);

     

    if (form1.page1._body.count > 1) {

        form1.page1.footer.deleteBtn.presence = "visible";

    }

    else {

        form1.page1.footer.deleteBtn.presence = "hidden";

    }

     
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    Sep 21, 2011 8:17 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    What worked for me was to:

    1) Open the form already developped in Adobe Acrobat and extract all pages to a new document. All form fields are still working in the new document

    2) Once the new document opens up, add a new page and continue developping the form...

     
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:21 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    This is unbelievable! Isn't someone from Adobe going to comment on this problem?

     
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:26 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    This seems to work:

    go to the page below where you want to insert the new page. Show the Hierarchy (Windows >Hierarchy). In the hierarchy, right-click the page you are on and select Duplicate Page. It will rename the page and insert a dupe, eg Page 6[0] and Page 6[1]. You can then change the content on one of the pages. That's as far as I got so far, I'll have to see if this works or if the forms filling gets completely screwed up.

    Mama mia!

     
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    Oct 18, 2011 11:27 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    oops: it's not a right-click, you have to choose Edit > Duplicate when you've selected the page in the hierarchy.

     
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:34 AM   in reply to (Melanie_Beck)

    Livecycle Menu > Window > Hierarchy should be ticked > Hierarchy pane on the left > Beneath form 1 should be (untitled Subform) (page 1) > Right-click > New page

     
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    Jul 27, 2012 12:33 PM   in reply to Shrutiaman

    I have recently run into exactly the same problem.  Catherine's suggestion was spot on.  Windows > Heirarchy > Select the last page > Edit > Duplicate Page.  Then I renamed the page and everything was awesome.  Until... I finished designing the additional page, adding all of my fields and text.  I saved the form and then previewed it in PDF Preview.  However the page I added on was not there.  I went back to the desktop and opened the file in Adobe Reader.  It will only register the 1st 4 pages, and does not register the 5th page, which is the page I added on.  It's there, I can see it in the design view.  But it will not show up in the PDF Preview and will not print when opened with Adobe Reader.  #Stumped.

     
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    Oct 13, 2012 10:06 AM   in reply to MaryseG

    MaryseG

    Solution works 100%

     
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    Nov 14, 2012 9:57 AM   in reply to MaryseG

    Thank you so much  - this worked after so many headaches trying to figure this out!  I was about to have to recreate a 3 page job applicationin word and recreate all the form fields

    MaryseG wrote:

     

    What worked for me was to:

    1) Open the form already developped in Adobe Acrobat and extract all pages to a new document. All form fields are still working in the new document

    2) Once the new document opens up, add a new page and continue developping the form...

     
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    Nov 23, 2012 5:20 PM   in reply to JennyBecky

    Back again, having completely forgotten that I posted on this issue, but once again needing to insert a page in Design View. Still can't get it to work, although I haven't tried MayseG's solution - a last resort for me, I think. So meanwhile ... to repeat ... ISN'T ANYONE AT ADOBE GOING TO COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE?

     
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    Nov 23, 2012 5:24 PM   in reply to Catherine Zidane

    I tried the duplicate again and followed through to the point where I was trying to fill in the form. It seems to work for me, and all the inserted pages (within fields in them) show up in Print Preview. Can't think why it didn't work for you,  8i010g1x,  but <sarcasm>perhaps someone from Adobe will look at it </sarcasm>.

    I also tried Shrutiaman's suggestion and that also worked for me (ie do Add PAge to get a new subform then move the subform down to where you want it.

     

     
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