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New pages not displaying in Designer

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Guest

21-08-2008

I have a working PDF form that was created in Adobe and Designer (Livecycle). I needed to add (import) 5 pages from another PDF into the form. I can import while in Adobe Acrobat Pro and the new pages display fine, including all the form fields, buttons, etc...



However when I switch back to Designer to add database fields to the newly added pages, the pages are missing/do not disply.



I open the form back up in Adobe acrobat Pro and the new pages are there.



Any thoughts? Why cant I see the new pages in Designer?

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_Aandi_Inston_

25-08-2008

Once you have started in Designer you must do ALL work in Designer.

Acrobat should have locked you out from changing, but if you found a

way round, it won't help.



Aandi Inston
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26-08-2008

Thanks for the reply Aandi,



The problem with Designer is that I can find no way to import new pages into my form. Any and all options to do so appear greyed-out.



Do I have to recreate this 36 page form from scratch? I can't believe that Adobe would build Livecycle behave like this.
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_Aandi_Inston_

26-08-2008

>The problem with Designer is that I can find no way to import new pages into my form.



I'm sure you can't, but maybe you could make a new LiveCycle form, and

copy/paste, not sure.



What you are describing is easily done with Acrobat forms - be sure

you really needed to use LiveCycle Designer.



Aandi Inston
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27-08-2008

Yes, I have to use livecycle for manipulating the database connection. I created the forms in acrobat, (which are made up of several state regulatory forms), for the purpose of having a single, complex PDF that we can merge data into. This saves us time (several hours)from having to complete each form manually and also from having to use Word's mail merge.



I then added a record selector/menu to the first page. When a record is selected the data populates all 31 pages in the form. The state's agency has added another 5 page form that I need to now incorporate into this automation. I can import the pages into acrobat pro.



However, as I stated, when I go to designer to add the database fields to the new pages, the new pages are missing. When I switch back to Arobat, the new pages are there. ???
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_Aandi_Inston_

27-08-2008

You cannot do it this way. You MUST do form design work and all other

edits in Designer unless you print the form to PDF to flatten it.



Aandi Inston