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Flowing text between multiple text fields located on multiple pages

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27-07-2008

I'm trying to get 3 text fields on 3 different pages to flow into each other. I've seen how to have text fields on a single page flow into each other using subforms, but not when the text fields are on different pages.



Am I trying to achieve the impossible or just missing something obvious?



Here is my current setup.



I'm using Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.0





(Hierarchy palette)

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Master Pages

Page 1

Content Area 1

Various non-flowing fields



Page 2

Content Area 2

Various non-flowing fields



Page 3

Content Area 3

Various non-flowing fields



Body Subform

Parent Subform

Subform 1

Text field 1

Subform 2

Text field 2

Subform 3

Text field 3

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Subforms 1, 2, & 3 are wrapped in the Parent Subform and all have the following properties.



On the Object ---> Subform tab

Content: Flowed

Flow Direction: Top to Bottom

Allow Page Breaks within Content (box is checked)



On the Object ---> Pagination tab

Place: Following Previous

After: Continue Filling Parent



On the Object ---> Binding tab

Default Binding: Normal



On the Layout tab

Size & Position:

Width: Autofit

Height: Autofit



All margins are set to "0"



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Subform 1 has an additional property on the Object ---> Pagination tab

If Dataset Must be Paginated:

Overflow: To Content Area "Content Area 2"



Subform 2 has an additional property on the Object ---> Pagination tab

If Dataset Must be Paginated:

Overflow: To Content Area "Content Area 3"



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Text Fields 1, 2, & 3 all have the following properties.



On the Object ---> Field tab

Allow Multiple Lines (box is checked)

Field Format: Plain Text Only

Presence: Visible



On the Object ---> Value tab

User Entered - Optional



On the Object ---> Binding tab

Default Binding: Normal

Data Format: Plain Text



On the Layout tab

Size & Position:

Width: 8 in

Height: Expand to fit

Anchor: Top Left

Margins:

Left: 0.0394in

Top: 0.0394in

Right: 0.0394in

Bottom: 0.0394in

Caption:

Position: Left

Reserve: 1in

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Master Pages 1, 2, & 3 have the following properties.



Page Type: Letter

Orientation: Portrait

Restrict Page Occurence (box checked)

Min Count: 1 (box checked)

Max: 1 (box checked for 1 & 3 but not 2)

Presence: Visible



If you have any idea what I am doing wrong please let me know. Thank you!

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pguerett

28-07-2008

Not sure what you mean by flowing into each other. Can you be a bit ore descriptive? Also if you want to post your sample to livecycle8@gmail.com I can have a look.
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28-08-2008

So was this every solved? We have a similar issue with content areas that I have been struggling with for a week.
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28-08-2008

Hi,



I hope to understand, you want to merge the contents of 3 textfields into one?



No?

Sorry for wasting time!



Yes?

1. Then you have to create a new text (not textfield)and fill it with some spaces(_). [_ _ _ _ _ _]

2. Then you mark the first space in the text with the mouse, click right to open the context menu and coose "flowtext".

3. In your hierachy you will find now an new text field and the text shows [{textfield}_ _ _ _ _].

4. Rename the textfield in your hierachy to "text field 1" and set it to "global".

5. The Text now shows [{text field 1}_ _ _ _ _].



Mark an other space in the test an repeat the step 2 - 4 for the other text fields.

[{text field 1}_{text field 2}_{text field 3}....]



If you now enter text into text fields, the text will show the entered text just in time.