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Error appearing on table

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Hi everyone,

I have a 2 row table. The first row is a text cell while the second row contains 3 radio buttons. When I inserted the radio buttons into the row, I found that I had to wrap the radio group within a subform and then set the content to "Flowed" and a flow direction of "Western Text". This was the only way I could prevent the radio buttons from stacking one on top of the other. That's just some background information that may relate to the problem.

I'm getting the following warning:

"This object may not work properly. Although the object is allowed to break, deselecting the Allow Page Breaks Within Content option of the parent object restricts this object from breaking between pages."

I can't tell which object this warning is related to though. The warning icon seems to be positioned to the right of the containing table, right inbetween the first and second rows, so I don't know whether it relates to the radio button group or one of the cells within the table or the table itself.

I wondered if anyone knows why I'm getting this error or how to fix it?

Appreciate any help.

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Hi,

Is the row a dynamic one? That means you are adding rows dynamically? You do not need a subform to wrap the RdioButtons. You can select all those radio buttons which you want to be in a gropu. Then right click select - Wrap in radio button group.

The error you are getting because of the subform you used to wrap the radio buttons. Select the subform then in the object pallette de-select the check box which says Allow page breaks within content. If you de-select it, it will prevent  the object (it can be anything) from breaking or splitted  between pages (when you add sufficient rows to go to a new page)while added dynamically.

Thanks,

Bibhu.

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Level 2

Thanks for the reply,

I tried your suggestion and wrapped the radio buttons in a radio button group and the error disappered which is great so thanks very much for that.

Could I ask another couple of questions?

I have a submit by email button which I've just tested, and I noticed that the data file that gets attached to the email is a .xml file. I thought that it was supposed to attache a .fdf file (form data file). Is there a way to have it attach a .fdf file instead of .xml? Also the name of the file is not the name of the form itself - it seems to be a series of numbers and letters - is there a way to ensure this data file is correctly named to reflect the name of the form?

Finally, I noticed that it puts the following text into the body of the email:

The attached file contains data that was entered into a form. It is not the form itself.

The recipient of this data file should save it locally with a unique name. Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 or later can process this data by importing it back into the blank form or creating a spreadsheet from several data files. See Help in Adobe Acrobat Professional 7 or later for more details.

Is it possible to customise this text or remove it altogether?
Appreciate any further help.

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Level 9

Hi,

As far as my knowledge is concerned, you may not submit by "fdf" format of the forms which is developed in LiveCycle Designer. You can do the same on those forms which are developed in Acrobat. You can submit as : XML, PDF, XDP,HTTP Post through LiveCycle developed forms.

The reason for which you are getting randoms numbers in the submitted xml is : You are submitting the XML in the preview mode. If you save the form and open it in either Acrobat or Adobe Reader and then submit the form, it will look something like : FormName_data.xml.

Stefan Cameron has very good example on the submit functionality you are looking for.

http://forms.stefcameron.com/2008/08/28/submitting-form-data-by-email/

Thanks,

Bibhu Bikash Nayak,

http://www.mindfiresolutions.com/
Specialist Services in LiveCycle Forms and Server Development.

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Level 2

Ok so if I have to have the .xml data file instead of the fdf, can I still import this xml data into a responses file in Acrobat Pro?

Thanks for the continued help.

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Hi,

Absolutely!. You can import the xml file from a form (which contains the form responses) to a blank form through Acrobat.

In Acrobat 9 - Click on Forms -> Manage Form data -> Import Data.

Thanks,

Bibhu.

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Level 2

I'm using Acrobat X so I opened the compile data dialogue box and browsed for my responses file. This dialogue box also asks to select forms to include in the response file and I assumed that this meant the .xml file, so I clicked the "Add File..." button and browsed to the location of the xml file but it wasn't showing. It seemed to only show pdf files.

Do you know why this has happened?

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In Acrobat X, user tools (up in the upper right of the screen), forms, more form options, manage form data, export data

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Ok great, but I think I need import data instead of export data as I'm flowing the xml data into the form. It only lets you import one file at a time though. Is there a way to import a whole folder of xml files?

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By default, importing a second data file will overwrite the data already in the form.

There are a couple workarounds, but will require some advanced form design.  I have a blog entry that discusses the topic:

http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2009/11/working_with_multiple_datasets.html

good luck.

  John