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Flowing text onto a second page

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Guest

10-09-2008

I have a form where I am pasting text in a subform (occupies an entire page) a lot of text. Everything works fine when the pasted text is more then one page and I get scrolling bar at the right and a black and white + at the bottom right. The problem is I want the text to be flowed on to the next page. This is needed because the form may need to be printed and faxed sometimes.



I have tried several tricks but so far I have not stumbled upon a good solution!



Any help would be appreciated!

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pguerett

10-09-2008

Having a field scroll across a page margin is not possible in anything before version 9. Are you using version 9 or something earlier.
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pguerett

12-09-2008

I was refering to the version of Designer that ships with Acrobat 9 (it is actually 8.2). Then you woudl need Acrobat/Reader 9 to handle the new break.
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12-09-2008

This actually is possible with Acrobat 7 and 8. You can prove it out with the following step-by-step procedures:

- Create a new form with a single body page. Save it as a Dynamic PDF form.

- Drag and drop a text field onto the page. Select the option to "Allow Multiple Lines". Also, make sure "Expand to Fit" is checked for the Y direction on the Layout pallette.

- Set your body page to be a "Flowed" content subform (it is "Positioned" by default)

- Do a PDF Preview. Enter enough text to span multiple pages. When you click out of the field, it will wrap across multiple pages.



Hope this helps!

Justin Klei

Cardinal Solutions Group
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12-09-2008

Justin - Thanks for your suggestion! It works - again only in a new form. In the form I am working on with a bunchof other objects the "Allow Page Breaks within content" is greyed out and I think that is the difference! But I have no idea why that check box is greyed out! I have tried manipulating a bunch of properties but nothing changes!



Paul - I am now convinced that I have the most current versions including all the updates for LC ES 8.2 that came with my Acrobat Pro Extended (v9.0.0)and Acrobat Reader (v9.0.0)
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pguerett

12-09-2008

To allow page breaks to happen your content has to be in a flowed subform. Are you using flowed or position subforms?
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12-09-2008

I am using flowed subform. I used Justin's approach and it works fine on a "virgin" new form but the same settings do not work in the form I sent you. I just get a + at the bottom right hand corner. I have spent a couple of hours trying many combinations including deleting the old page and inserting a new page, add new subform and the text box and I end up with the +at bottom right.