4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2012 3:19 PM by Aasin

    Existing PDF into Extendable fillable form

    Aasin

      I have an existing PDF with fillable fields.  Now I need to make some of these fillable fields extendable.  I have learned that I need to open these existing PDF's into LiveCycle and create SubForms and make them Flowable.  Which then loses most of the formatting the existing PDF has.   In essence,  am I just recreating the PDF since I lose most of the formatting due to making the subforms and the page flowable for the extending of form fields to work???  This has been extremely frustrating.  Any information is appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Existing PDF into Extendable fillable form
          Srini Dhulipalla Level 5

          One option is wrap the fields into subforms with "Positioned". Wrap the extendable fields into subforms with "Flowed". You can do a mix of both to achieve this with out re-developing the PDF.

          If you are still not clear, may be you can send me the PDF and mention which fields need to be flowed and which are need to have the same alingment, then I can try to help you.

           

          Send it to LiveCycle9@gmail.com

           

          Thanks

          Srini

          • 2. Re: Existing PDF into Extendable fillable form
            Aasin Level 1

            Thanks for your quick response Srini.

             

            I have done this but in order for the fields to extend onto another page....I would have to set the page as "Flowed"  which then loses all the formattin.  Which will cause me to reformat the pdf.   Correct?

            • 3. Re: Existing PDF into Extendable fillable form
              Srini Dhulipalla Level 5

              You can still achieve this with out reformatting the PDF. Setting up the Page to be Flowed is the last change you do. Before that you need to wrap all the fields into "Positioned" subformed based on their alignment.

              Your heirarchy might looks like this after the changes.

               

              Page1 (Flowed)

                   Subform 1     (Positioned) Holds Static Fields

                   Subform 2     (Flowed) Holds Expandable Fields    

                   Subform 3     (Positioned) Holds Static Fields

                   Subform 4     (Positioned) Holds Static Fields

                   Subform 5     (Flowed) Holds Expandable Fields

                   Subform 6     (Positioned) Holds Static Fields

               

               

              Thanks

              Srini

              • 4. Re: Existing PDF into Extendable fillable form
                Aasin Level 1

                I don't think that will work because some of the static fields are below the expandable fields so they need to be able to move down as well.