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Former Community Member
I'm having a problem with adding instances of objects to a form.

I set up a form with a button and a text field and an e-mail button. I wrapped the button and text field in subform1a and made subform1a positioned. I wrapped subform 1a in subform1 and made subform1 flowed, western text. Then I made the page flowed, top-to-bottom.

In the click event for the button I put:


Then I previewed the form and pressed the button. I pressed it 5 times and nothing happened. So I used the e-mail submit button to e-mail the XML of the form to myself. I opened up the e-mail and saw that subform1a had been replicated 5 times. Since I didn't see but one instance I assume that all 6 instances overlay each other. I have no idea what is causing it.

I'm using Adobe LCD 7.1. I have Adobe Acrobat Acrobat 8 professional installed and Adobe Reader 7.0 installed. The operating system is Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2 on a Dell Optiplex GX620.
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Former Community Member

You can have one more try by

1. checking the Repeat SubForm for each data item checkbox &

2. the minimum count to 1

in the Binding tab of the subform that contains the text field and button.




Former Community Member
I fixed the problem.

The problem was that subforms below the instance I was adding were positioned, so the new instance went UNDERNEATH them and were hidden.

I found that when making a dynamic form, it's best to wrap all objects in positioned subforms, whether or not you plan on repeating them, and then wrap the positioned subform in a flowed subform by itself. Finally, make the page-level subform a flowed subform. A flow-direction of Western Text works best.

You might be able to do without some positioned subforms and just wrap everything in flowed subforms, western text, but LiveCycle will left-justify everything unless you put spacer objects like empty text boxes on the form to keep other objects in place.


Former Community Member
Hi, I have the same problem with you, and I use the same environment. Just after trying all the way mentioned above, my form is still not working.

I have put it into a flowed subform, westen text direction, and the only positioned subform is under the flow subform, set repeat for each data item, min = 1.

It just does not work.

Anyone knows why?