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Combining two or more interactive forms


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How do you combine two or more interactive PDF's in Livecycle? I want to combine at least two forms I created separately in Livecycle so I can print them double sided. I am new to this program. If it is a matter of coding, could someone please explain the steps needed to achieve this. I'm hoping it is possible.


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Level 10


there is not way to combine XFA forms in the way you combine PDF's in Acrobat, because a XFA form is only an XDP file (such a XML-written construction plan) in a PDF wrapper which is rendered at runtime by Reader or Acrobat.

This makes those files totally different to regular PDFs.

What you can do is to open both forms with Designer and then select any object in the hieracrchy view of one form, press Ctrl + C to copy it, switch to the other form hierarchy and paste the copied object with Ctrl + P.


Level 4

The only way to combine two LiveCycle forms is in Acrobat. There is a button at the top in Arobat Pro that say "Create". Click that and select PDF Portfolio from the bottom of that list. You can then pick how you would like your portfolio to look and work, and then click the "Add Files" button. You can add as many files as you need to. The display can be customized by changing the color themes, importing a background image or map and creating a custom header. The nice thing about a portfolio is that it can contain a variety of files, not just LiveCycle forms. You can import Word files, videos, music, whatever and when the user selects a file, it will open the native program that they have installed on their computer to run it. Individual pages can be extracted and saved to the user's computer, forms can be filled in and saved back to the portfolio.

The portolio is then saved as a pdf and the total size is less than the sum of all of it's parts. It can then be emailed and opened by anyone with the free Adobe Reader. We use it to combine brochures and forms in the same pdf to make it easy for our clients to access everything they need.

Hope this helps.