The schema merely defines the structure that is to be used. If you have multiple occurances you can indiacte that in the binding by using a [*] on the node that is repeated in the binding expression. Also in the subform tab that is bound to this node you need to check off that you are allowing multiple occurances.
Now when data is merged, if there are multiple nodes then the form will add the fields automagically for you.
If you want to add nodes for data imput by a user there are commands that you can use to add subform instances.
I am working with a trial form based on an original XML schema.
In the schema there are two elements with [1-3] optional mulitple occurrence and one group of elements with [unbounded] multiple occurence.
I have ascertained that the repetition in the binding in the Object Library is set to [*].
When I save the form design as a dynamic XML file and open it with Adobe Acrobat, the form has blank space where the two individual elements and controls fall on the design form. The group item appears three times, overprinting upon a succeeding element and control.
This won't do, you know.
Can you give me more explicit step-by-step instructions?
What we described so far is how to bind between data file and form. We also have to have a form structure that will allow the sections that are required to grow. The root container for these repeating subforms must be flowed (so that they can shrink and grow) as well we need to indicate that we may get more than one element. With focus on the repeating subform open the Object palette and set the multiple occurances checkbox on the Binding tab. Now make sure that the container subform (the one that holds these repeating subforms) is set to flowed (in the Object palette). If you are still having problems, send the form and schema to firstname.lastname@example.org and I wil have a look. If you have sample data that woudl be useful as well.