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Acrobat DC - Adding a Page in Middle of Multipage Document with Button Click

Community Beginner ,
Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Hello, 

 

We have created a 16 page PDF with fields on each page for the user to fill out (attached). 

On page 6 we have a button called Add Circuit Breaker Page. This button has the following JavaScript attached to create a duplicate of the Circuit Breaker Test Report page in the PDF. 


var a = this.getTemplate("Circuit Breaker");
a.spawn();
this.calculateNow()

Screenshot 2022-03-08 174047.jpg

 

We need the new added page to appear as page 7 in the multipage PDF. Instead, the new page is added at the end of the PDF as page 17 - which we do not want. Is there a way for us to make the button click on page 6 to add the new page on page 7 instead of the end of the document? 

 

Thanks for your help,

 

Brian

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Community Expert , Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

Replace your script by this one:

 

var a = this.getTemplate("Circuit Breaker");
a.spawn(6, false, false);
this.calculateNow();

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Hi,

 

You can specify a Page number with spawn command, something like

 

a.spawn ( 6);

 

 

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Thank you for responding and helping with my question!

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Replace your script by this one:

 

var a = this.getTemplate("Circuit Breaker");
a.spawn(6, false, false);
this.calculateNow();

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Thank you for the new script! This worked perfectly. Appreciate your help!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Hi @JR Boulay 

 

The script is working great to create a first duplicate page with the fields empty for the user to fill out. However, if we have the button with the script on the duplicated page, and try to create another duplicate from the duplicate, the new added page contains the data entered into the fields from the previous page.

 

Is there a way we can prevent this from happening? There is a possibility we could have a dozen new pages created via this method based on the electrical needs. 

 

Thanks for your help!

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Sure, just change the bRename parameter, like this:

 

var a = this.getTemplate("Circuit Breaker");
a.spawn(6, true, false);
// this.calculateNow(); // this line is useless

 

You should read this, about the Template methods: https://opensource.adobe.com/dc-acrobat-sdk-docs/acrobatsdk/html2015/Acro12_MasterBook/JS_API_AcroJS...

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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Thank you so much for the solution and the link. The Template options info will be a great resource for us. 

 

Have a great day!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 14, 2022 Mar 14, 2022

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Hi @JR Boulay 

 

We are having issues with the new pages we are creating via the script is also duplicating the content we are adding to the fillable fields. We need each page to be blank based on the original template and not have the entered text from a previous page copied. I am not finding the solution in the Template link you supplied. Do you have any suggestions? 

 

Thank you,

 

Brian

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Mar 14, 2022 Mar 14, 2022

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@JR Boulay  - if it helps here is the file with the script you submitted. The button is on page 6. It adds blank pages but also copies any text added to one of the new pages on the other new pages added. Please give it a try and see how it works for you. Thank you for your help. 

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Mar 14, 2022 Mar 14, 2022

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Replace the whole script by:

 

this.getTemplate("Circuit Breaker").spawn(this.numPages-10, true, false);

 

It works fine (tested).

Don't ask me why but in this document if the script don't indicate the page number in a relative way the automatic numbering doesn't work. I suppose it's because page 6 and the hidden template page are identical and contain fields with the same name but I'm not sure.

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Mar 14, 2022 Mar 14, 2022

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@JR Boulay  - this worked perfectly! A couple of us have done some testing and not seeing any problems. Thanks for sending the updates script and alignment screenshot! 

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Mar 14, 2022 Mar 14, 2022

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There is another thing you should now.

Enjoy!  😉

 

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Mar 09, 2023 Mar 09, 2023

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Hi

I tried to follow the formella in your comments for my PDF form for action buttons but it did not work. Is it possible if you can help me with my form? 

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Mar 14, 2023 Mar 14, 2023

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Hi,

The file attached does not appear to have any code (unless I just missed it), are you able to upload your file with your attempt so that we can provide feedback on the code you created, this forum is for us to help you, not really for us to do the work for you.

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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I tired to you the code listed in the chate but it did not work, if you can direct me to what I need to place instead of the below:

var a = this.getTemplate("");
a.spawn(#, true, false);

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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"var a = this.getTemplate("???");"

You omitted the template name, see example above.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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how do I name the pages, I tried to put the title of the page and it did not work. I also tried to put the number of the page, also did not work. I tried severl options. All did not give me the ablity to regenerate the page or any page. 

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Mar 20, 2023 Mar 20, 2023

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Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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Hi,

 

I found another soultions on the web and I was able to fix it. 

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