I want to add a page to a form

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28-08-2008

I am very very new to using Live Cycle. In fact, I stumbled upon it when we upgraded to Acrobat 8. I just finished using Live Cycle to design our company's new hire forms package. This consists of 12 pages of forms - and the HR manager insists it has to be one file. My question is, if I need to make edits to one of the forms, I can't seem to delete the page and insert a new one.



Is this not possible once it's made into a multiple page form?



I'm using LiveCycle Designer 8.0

Acrobat 8.0

Windows XP Pro

Dell Precision laptop

HP Laserjet 4250 printer

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Catherine_Zidan

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Catherine_Zidan

23-11-2012

Back again, having completely forgotten that I posted on this issue, but once again needing to insert a page in Design View. Still can't get it to work, although I haven't tried MayseG's solution - a last resort for me, I think. So meanwhile ... to repeat ... ISN'T ANYONE AT ADOBE GOING TO COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE?

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Catherine_Zidan

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Catherine_Zidan

23-11-2012

I tried the duplicate again and followed through to the point where I was trying to fill in the form. It seems to work for me, and all the inserted pages (within fields in them) show up in Print Preview. Can't think why it didn't work for you,  8i010g1x,  but <sarcasm>perhaps someone from Adobe will look at it </sarcasm>.

I also tried Shrutiaman's suggestion and that also worked for me (ie do Add PAge to get a new subform then move the subform down to where you want it.

 

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lisemainville

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lisemainville

lisemainville

17-03-2016

It works!

Thank you so much!

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visioned

04-08-2017

Hi Lise,

About this issue I want to add a page to a form how did you get this working?

Please let me know.

Regards,

Ed Boon

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stebby

07-08-2017

Ed,

I'm no Adobe Guru but the following worked for me.   Basically a modification of Catherine Zidane's method above.  Note that I had an original form I generated in LiveCycle from a PDF.  Then realized I needed to add pages to it and had the same issues noted in this thread.

1.  First I generated the extra pages I wanted to add in Word, converted to PDF through the Adobe print function, then ran through LiveCycle Designer (version 😎 and saved it as an Acrobat 8 static PDF form.  Not sure if any of that matters, but want to put it all out there.

2.  Opened LiveCycle and clicked whatever that icon at the top right of the page is called that expands the program to fill the entire computer screen.

3.  Opened my original PDF form in LiveCycle and clicked that icon again so it was a small box in the big screen of LiveCycle

4.  Opened my extra pages PDF I previously ran through LiveCycle and clicked that icon again.  Point being you want to be able to see the two documents easily.

5.  Clicked on my original PDF to choose it.  Then clicked on Window and selected Hierarchy

6.  To make it easier for me to view, I went to the panel on the left and collapsed all the page data in the Hierarchy view by clicking on the "-" in each page box.  Hope that makes sense.  This left me with only a few items showing.

7.  Clicked on the last page of my form that was visible in the Hierarchy box.  This highlighted it.

8.  Clicked on Edit and selected duplicate.  A duplicate last page appeared

9.  Scrolled to that duplicated page in the LiveCycle document and select all the data on that page...but only that page.  I did this by using the ol' draw a box with your mouse so that it includes all the boxes of the page.  This will highlight them.  Note....my original form had page numbers at the bottom right.  I did not highlight this one box so I could use it later.

10.  Right click within that box you drew and choose delete

11.  Now you should have your original document with a blank page at the end.  In my case a blank page with a page number text box.

12.  Repeat steps 7 and 8 to generate as many blank pages as you need to add.  No more deleting needed as you are copying the blank page you made.

13.  Click on your extra pages document.  Draw the box as in step 9, but include ALL the boxes on that page so they are all selected.

14.  Go to Edit and select copy

15.  Click on your original document and then click on the first blank page in that Hierarchy box on the left to highlight it.

16.  Go to Edit and select paste.

17.  Voila!  You have just added a useful page to your original document.  Well...sometimes voila.  Worked great for my first page.  The other ones were all off in terms of margins so right after pasting I had to drag it with my mouse while everything was still highlighted to get the top margin and left margin right.

18.  Change the page numbers in the text boxes to reflect proper page number if applicable.

19.  Save as Adobe 8 static PDF form

Sorry so long.  But I wanted to capture the process as best as I could.  Hope it works for you.