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Add new instance to the top of next page

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I have created a dynamic flowable form (a daily report form for workers to fill out), which could (depending on user entries) expand over several pages. I have added a "Add new day" button at the bottom of the form, which, as it says, adds another day to the form. However, I can not get the new instance to to move to the next page, it is just created immediately after the previous instance.

I have tried all the suggestions from other help threads, but I still can't make it work. Either the form creates a blank page that I do not need or it continues to add the new instance just below the previous one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hmm,

That would be the conditional break script. Try thi sapproach: https://acrobat.com/#d=*2f7axX-JHCdLi*hS*pO2Q.

Niall

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Hi,

Select the subform and in the Object > Pagination palette try setting the Place to Top of Next Page.

Niall

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Hi Niall,

Many thanks for your fast reply!

The "Top of Next Page" thing works for all added instances of the subform - BUT it moves the first subform to a new page and leaves the first page blank. I want the first (original) subform placed on the first page. The unfilled form is only 1 page.

Any ideas? Anyone?

/Mathias

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Hi Mathias,

Try "Top of Page". This should keep the first instance at the top of page 1.

Niall

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Hi Niall,

"Top of Page" gives me the same result as "Following previous" = The original subform stays on page 1, but added instances are still placed just below the "add instance" button and not on top of next page.

/Mathias

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Hi Mathias,

Pagination settings can be tricky. Can you share your form? If so upload it to a file sharing site like Acrobat.com; publish it and then share the published link here:

Acrobat.com publish.png

Niall

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Hi Niall,

Not sure if I did it correctly, but here goes:

https://acrobat.com/#d=ZqOHscxOb1P6oTg89Yz**g

While I remember, Thanks a  bunch for all your help. I have previously benefitted greatly from your help to others.

/Mathias

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Hi Mathias,

Here is the form back to you: https://acrobat.com/#d=J96hdeOU8Deo*YQXTBvbqA.

I have added a conditional break to the subform:

Parallels Desktop.png

All paginations are Follow Previous and Continue Filling Parent, with the conditional break for the subform.

Also I have named the page and subform and used a specific JavaScript for the delete button. I have left the Action Builder script for the add button.

Hope that helps,

Niall

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Hi Niall,

Many thanks for your very fast reply! You are the man!

Only one problem remains: when I click the "add instance" button, a new subform is added to the next page (as it should), but a blank page is added to the top of the form. Any idea why?

/Mathias

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Hmm,

That would be the conditional break script. Try thi sapproach: https://acrobat.com/#d=*2f7axX-JHCdLi*hS*pO2Q.

Niall

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Hi Niall,

That's perfect! Thank you again for all your help!

/Mathias

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Video at http://forums.adobe.com/videos/1143 details, How to make an object appear on a new page in dynamic forms.

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Hi Niall,

I'm having this same problem. Unfortunately, when I click the link, it just takes me to the acrobat.com homepage. How did you end up solving the problem with the blank page being added to the top?

Thanks,

Jenny

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Hi,

Adobe changed the structure of the Acrobat.com service. You should be able to access the solution by adding "workspaces" to the URL:

https://workspaces.acrobat.com/#d=2f7axX-JHCdLihS*pO2Q

Regards,

Niall O'Donovan

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Hello,

that solution really makes the form complicated (you are using almost exactly the same 2 subforms).

What I would suggest is to add simple line to your previous conditional break:

if (_YourPage.count > 1 && YourPage.index!=0) {

          console.println("");

}

works like a charm, because it doesn't add the blank page in top of the first form/page.

Tom

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This does work well when tested in LiveCycle or in Reader, but not in Acrobat or when Reader Extended.