It is not possible for content to appear outside the content area, save
for master pages. What I think you are saying is that your form is no
longer aligned with the content area. In that case, I would check that
the contentArea didn't get changed by accident (see the master page). If
it is still a problem, you can use the alignment toolbar in LiveCycle to
realign your subforms.
I have a subform whose initial count is one. I can add more, save and
they reappear as expected. However, if the form filler decides to remove
all the subforms, when the form is reopened, the subform instance
reappears set to the initial count. I want to allow the user to remove
all the subform instances if they don't have applicable data, and for
the choice to be remembered. How do I do this?
When you open a non-LiveCycle (i.e. AcroForm) form in Designer, it will
prompt you to either use a fixed format (Foreground XFA, and more
restrictive), or flowable (allowing the functionality you want). If you
are not receiving this prompt, then the form is likely a foreground XFA
form. You can confirm this by clicking Edit, and looking at the Replace
Artwork icon. If it is not grayed out, then the form is foreground XFA.
I agree that clarification from Adobe would be helpful, as far as I
know, LiveCycle Designer is still sold as a standalone product. Some
version of designer were bundled with Acrobat. Starting with Acrobat XI,
Designer was removed in favor of FormsCentral, which was removed with
Acrobat DC, with no replacement. AEM Forms is the successor to the
LiveCycle Server product, and has its own (newer) version of Adobe
Designer. This version can be downloaded from the Adobe - LiveCycle
Developer Center ...
You can keep the instructional pages intact, but you're going to need to
add an extra (blank page) to the PDF in Acrobat before importing it into
LiveCycle. You will open your PDF as a fixed layout design aka
Foreground-XFA. Note the some features will be disabled when using this
If you have the right version of Designer, you can try the solution
is also a tool to customize the shell PDF, but it requires some
programming knowledge in C#.