3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2009 5:20 AM by pguerett

    Creating an expandable text field without a scrollbar

    bes27851

      Hello, I have read the previous threads to create an expanding text field and just cannot seem to put all the pieces together. Here is the form - if someone could let me know what I missing, that would be great. Again, the goal is to make the two big boxes on the form expandable to show all the text, not using a scrollbar.

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Creating an expandable text field without a scrollbar
          pguerett Level 6

          The container that holds the content must be set to flowed. Notice how I wrapped each section into its own subform and put the position subform inside of a flowed subform. Now when the user enters info into the field scroll bars will appear while they are filling the field and when they exit the field it will reflow and resize the field and scroll bars will disappear.

           

          Paul

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          • 2. Re: Creating an expandable text field without a scrollbar
            bes27851 Level 1

            Paul,

             

            Thanks for the help - I was able to successfully make the form!

             

            Another question for you though. Is it possible to insert pages into a active form document? Meaning, I'd like to complie multiple versions of this form filled out into one document. Is that possible and how so using adobe reader?

            • 3. Re: Creating an expandable text field without a scrollbar
              pguerett Level 6

              Normally that woudl not be a problem for PDF documents but forms are a special case. There is script that runs at the document level (that you do not see) and combining those forms into a single document cannot be accomplished today because of those scripts. Normally people will flatten the forms before they combine them ( flattening means removing the "formness" out of the form and it is no longer interactive).

               

              One other means woudl be to combine them into  portfolio (the forms remain in tact but are separate entities within a wrapper PDF).

               

              Paul