8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2011 5:06 PM by Q34

    How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?

    Q34

      I have created a form in LiveCycle Designer 8.0.  It contains a text field that allows recipients to write "beyond the size of the field" if they desire.  When we recieve the completed form, of course, we can view the extended comments by clicking on the + sign.  But, when we print the form the comments are cut off at the end of the box.  How can we print the entire comment directly from the PDF without having to cut and paste into another document?  Thanks.

        • 1. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
          Mallard27

          One easy way to resolve this is to change your form to a dynamic form and make that field expandable. To do this, save the file as "Adobe Dynamic XML Form". You will need to change the layout of your form to make it Flowed vs. positioned but before you do that, you will want to prepare the form for this.

           

          Flowed forms layout the fields for you and place each field below the last so you can't control the layout. Positioned layout allows you to put the objects wherever you want with the caveat that you can't expand fields.

           

          What you want to do, is highlight all fields that are positioned and wrap them into a subform. Leave the field you want to expand out of this subform. Then, on the page in Hierarchy view, select the page and the object view and choose Subform "Flowed". Now, on the object that you want to expand with text entry, do the following: on object view, check "allow multiple lines" and "allow page breaks within content"; under layout under height check "expand to fit". Click save and preview. Make sure to change preview settings to Preview Type: Interactive; Preview Adobe XML Form as: Dynamic XML Form.

           

          I will try and attach an example.

           

          Mallard27

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          • 2. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
            Q34 Level 1

            Thank you very much for your answer.  Unfortunately, the LiveCycle fields for this form are placed on top of an imported static form.  Therefore, I am unable to save the form as a Dynamic Form.

             

            But, thanks again for your response.  It is appreciated.

            • 3. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
              Mallard27 Level 1

              I think I have run into this before. If you have a static form that won't let you save as dynamic; try creating a new dynamic form and copying over all the info. Even if formulas exist in your form, if you copy everything over, these should copy. Unless your form is huge, this should be realitvely simple.

               

              Mallard27

              • 4. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
                Q34 Level 1

                Thanks again.  But, because we need the base form that was imported that is not an option.  Apparently, forms that include an imported PDF or Word doc cannot be saved as Dynamic Forms.  Also, even if we could save it as Dynamic, the data on the base form would not be bumped or flow based on the activity in the LiveCycle fields.  So, that still wouldn't work.  Unfortunately, it sounds like we are limited because of the desire to use the base form.  I think I am just going to limit the amount of text that can be typed in the existing field and then create a second page with a larger field for very long comments.  Thanks again for your help.

                • 5. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
                  Mallard27 Level 1

                  Could you mark this as answered if it has been resolved?

                   

                  Thanks - Mallard27

                  • 6. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
                    Q34 Level 1

                    Sorry, unfortunately it doesn't seem like there are many options because of the way this form is prepared.  But, as my solution is not really ideal, I was still hoping that someone might have another idea.

                    • 7. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
                      pguerett Level 6

                      If you set the field to limit text to visible area and then set the font size to 0 the text will shrink to fit the area of the field. This is good if you only overflow by a bit but it will shrink to a ppoint that will make the text too small to read.

                       

                      paul

                      • 8. Re: How do you print comments that extend beyond the field?
                        Q34 Level 1

                        Thanks for the good idea, but we seem to get responses that vary significantly in length, so likely some would get too small to read.  Thanks again.