I think the key setting that you are missing is 'Expand to fit' checkbox in Layout property of the text field. This will increase the height of the text field based on the content height.
This is what I do on a text field: Allow multiple lines and Allow page breaks within content in Object tab, select Expand to fit in Layout tab, set Caption and Content alignment in Paragraph.
Example is attached with this.
hope this helps.
I tried the below option (checked all multiple lines and allow page breaks within content in Object tab, selected Expand to fit in Layout tab for my text field) but didnt work (the output pdf had the text trimmed, text came only till the text field width defined in designer -its not expanding truely). I'm trying this in LiveCycle Designer 8.2.x (trial version) and iText as part of poc.
K let me guess!! 80% of the time this turns out to be due to file being saved as Static PDF. Try saving that file with another name as Dynamic PDF and see if that makes it to work.
BTW - Did you try my sample pdf file? Does it work for you?
I wasnt able to download your pdf file (i just see the file name and icon beside it). It says queued but there isnt any link i notice( sorry for my ignorance)...
can you please send it to my email id (email@example.com).
Thank you very much.
And other thing i notice with making my form as dynamic is the pdf generated by iText has just the below information (all my template data and run time values are lost). It says even after installing the software mentioned in below link.
To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer. You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader from www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html For further support, go to www.adobe.com/support/products/acrreader.html