21 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 5:24 PM by Catherine Zidane RSS

    I want to add a page to a form

    Community Member
      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
        • 1. Re: I want to add a page to a form
          Community Member
          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.
          • 2. Re: I want to add a page to a form
            Community Member
            Well I guess I started the whole form wrong, then. I don't have a master page. I have been reading more about LiveCycle, and it seems I have no clue what I'm doing.

            What I did was take a Word document with no form fields. Saved it as a PDF. Opened Acrobat 8 and clicked Forms, Create Form. Followed the wizard and had it auto detect the fields.

            Now I have this real pretty looking form with all these great fields, and it works great. Except, that if someone modifies one page in the multiple-page form, I have to re-PDF it and re-do all the fields again for the whole document because I cannot insert/delete a page.

            I see Hierarcy under Window in LiveCycle. But, when I click on a page in the Hierarchy pane, I don't see an insert page option, just an insert page set, and that is greyed out.

            When I click on the Insert menu, I see Insert Page, but it's greyed out.

            Can someone point me in the direction of brand new, almost totally LiveCycle-illiterate, references so I can figure out what I am doing. I thought it was so cool to auto detect fields and it looks great, but I can't work with it if I have to redo the form whenever someone changes a page.

            Gulp. Help?
            • 3. Re: I want to add a page to a form
              Community Member
              "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.
              • 4. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                Community Member
                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?
                • 5. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                  Community Member
                  I am experiencing the exact same situation. Did anyone ever come up with a solution for Melanie?
                  • 6. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                    GKaiseril CommunityMVP
                    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.
                    • 7. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                      G0V. Community Member

                      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 :-\

                      • 8. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                        aitorl Community Member

                        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!!

                        • 9. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                          KellyC191 Community Member

                          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.

                          • 10. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                            kennyboy2001 Community Member

                            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

                            • 11. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                              paulk07 Community Member

                              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";

                              }

                              • 12. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                MaryseG Community Member

                                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...

                                • 13. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                  Catherine Zidane Community Member

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

                                  • 14. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                    Catherine Zidane Community Member

                                    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!

                                    • 15. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                      Catherine Zidane Community Member

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

                                      • 16. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                        Shrutiaman Community Member

                                        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

                                        • 17. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                          8i010g1x Community Member

                                          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.

                                          • 18. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                            TruSake Community Member

                                            MaryseG

                                            Solution works 100%

                                            • 19. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                              JennyBecky Community Member

                                              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...

                                              • 20. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                                Catherine Zidane Community Member

                                                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?

                                                • 21. Re: I want to add a page to a form
                                                  Catherine Zidane Community Member

                                                  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.