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04-03-2009

I am using LiveCycle Designer ES to create land use application forms. I need to be able to create a text box that will expand with whatever amount of information the user needs to submit. These boxes need to be able to cover anywhere from 5 lines to possibly 2 pages. The information or next question and remaining items in the application need to be able to move down the pages to allow for various amounts of information in the text boxes submitted by the user. The box I created will take any amount of information but it scrolls it so when you print out the application you have a small plus sign (+)in the lower right hand corner but the information within the box does not print out. Is it possible to create such a box?

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05-03-2009

Yes you can. The form has to be built correctly (as a dynamic form). There is a good example that ships with the product (dynammic Interactive Purchase Order). Have a look at the comments field (it will do the same thing that you are asking). The sample can be found here:



Designer Install Directory\EN\Samples\Forms\Purchase Order\Dynamic Interactive\Forms
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05-03-2009

Thanks Paul, but this doesn't work. The text box in the sample is set to the visible area only. Even if you set it to unlimited then it scrolls the information which is where the problem is. You cannot print the information out in hard copy because of it scrolling. I need the box to expand down to the bottom of what the end user types in. Example: #5 What is the legal description of the proposed CUP boundary? This answer might be as short as: Lot 3 Block 8 Happy Apple Subdivision or it could be as long as one full typed page. This is a 17 page document with various areas where substantial information needs to be entered so it would have to push the questions and text boxes down through the pages whereas it could end up being a 20 or more page, printed document. I really don't think this program is capable of what my supervisor is wanting so PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG!
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05-03-2009

Send your form to livecycle8@gmail.com and I will have a look. Outline in the email what you want done.
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Catherine_Turne

06-03-2009

Was an answer found to this question? I have a similar problem and would love to have the solution.



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06-03-2009

Yes there was ....it was specific to Donna Monroe's form. If you want to send your form to livecycle8gmail.com I will have a look at yours as well. Make sure you outline the issue and how to duplicate it.
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09-03-2009

Now that I have a text box that will continue to the next page I have a problem with that page. It is a master page instead of being page 3 and I can't add anything else to it. How do I change it from a master page to page 3? And is it possible to keep the page number in the lower right hand corner of page 2 with a text box that carries over to page 3?

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09-03-2009

When the text box goes to the next page instead of being page 3 it goes to a master page where you can't enter any more information and then page 3 is below that. How do I get it to go to page 3 without adding the master page? Also, is it possible to keep the page number (page 2)visible when the text box expands down to page 3?

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09-03-2009

If you look at the pagination tab of the subform that is getting spread across the page you can indicate where you want to go afterwards.
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11-03-2009

Hello. I am fairly new to creating PDF forms. I am having a similar problem with printing the entirety of a form field. I can't find a clear cut answer above. Can someone help me troubleshoot how to have the wrapped text print? It's not a problem for our online submitters as we can read the text by scrolling, but from time to time we will have someone need to print the form and I need to be able to see this information.



Thanks in advance for the help.



Sabrina (the new user:0))