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Making a form that expands to 2nd page Adobe livecyle designer ES4

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I am trying to create a form in which the tables that I have inserted can expand to a second page without going over the footer that I have at the bottom of the page. The tables have an add and subtract button so that the user can increase or decrease the number of rows as needed. However, my form has a footer at the bottom of it and the tables rows go over this if I add too much. I was wondering if there was a way that I could create a table that would flow to a second page when more rows are added without going over the footer?

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Level 7
Level 7


I use ES2 but i expect it would be much the same.

To have a footer that the content will ignore is easy.

1. Place your footer information onto the content area for that page.

2. Adjust the content area so the footer is not in it.


3. Your table must be set to allow page breaks within content. If this is not checked, your table will cover the footer


4. Thats it! Add rows and it will add new rows to the next page.


Level 1
Level 1

I added a header and footer in the Master page. The footer is outside of the content area and I selected the "Allow Page Breaks within content" button but still have not had any luck getting the table to flow to the next page without going over the footer. This is what I get when I try to add rows.


Also I have the footer outside of the content area as shown in the image below.footer area.PNG

Level 7
Level 7


The only time I have had it still ignore the footer was when the information in the cell was greater than a page length.

Is your page set to Flowed?

These are the steps i took to make it work for me.

  1. Create new document
  2. Click the page
  3. On the Object tab, change Content to Flowed
  4. Adjust the Content area size and make header and footer
  5. On the page (untitled Subform) (page 1), add a button and a table with one row
  6. Click Row1 and on the Binding Tab click Repeat Row for Each Data Item. For the purposes of this example, make the Initial Count 20 (so you dont need to click so many times for force another page).

  7. In the Action Builder for the button, add an action to Add a new instance of Row1.
  8. Preview your PDF. Add a few rows to make it move over a page and it should ignore the header and footer
  9. It should be there by default, but make sure Allow page breaks within content is set for Table1