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LiveCycle Designer 8.0 Table Header bug

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29-12-2008

My dynamic form (8.0 dynamic XML form) has strange behavior with table headers.

When rows are dynamically added to the table to make the table expand to a third page, the table headers become unstable. Once the table expands to the third page, if a row is added or removed, a new table header is added to the second page so the second page ends up having extra table headers.

I have been using LiveCycle Designer 8.0 that came with Acrobat Professional 8.0.
I have been using the Purchase Order.pdf, that came with Designer 8.0, as an example to create tables that can have rows added or removed dynamically. I checked the Purchase Order.pdf (8.0), and it also has the same buggy, table-header behavior.

I then downloaded Acrobat Professional 9.0 which comes with LiveCycle Designer 8.2 and checked the Purchase Order.pdf that came with it.
The Purchase Order.pdf (8.2) works correctly.

I then compared the timestamps of the Purchase Order.pdf (8.0) and Purchase Order.pdf (8.2) and their XML source.
The timestamps are different, Purchase Order.pdf (8.0) -10/17/2006 11:16 PM, Purchase Order.pdf (8.2) -5/23/2008 1:16 AM.

The main difference in the XML source between the two versions is their
Overflow-related tag.
The Purchase Order.pdf (8.0) has
.
The Purchase Order.pdf (8.2) has .

I dont know about Designer 8.1, but the table-header bug is definitely fixed in Designer 8.2.

Could someone please tell me what I need to install to fix this bug? Is there a service pack for Designer 8.0 or do I have to install Designer 8.2?

I have seen workarounds for this bug in the forum, but creating a master page containing the table header for each table in the form seems to be an excessive hack.

Thanks,
Mike

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