HI everyone, I've got a form that has preset spaces for information (names, etc). I can fit four 'sets' of information on the original document, but I need to extend the document to add in additional staff details. I originally tried duplicating the page to give me 'extra' pages I needed, but all it did was repeat the original information. It wouldn't let me save 'new' information. So I've saved the 'extra' documents with different document names, but when I go to combine them (with all new staff info), it just keeps replacing the information for staff with the original two people that I entered info for.
I tried Portfolio, but all that did was list the individual documents in a row; it didn't allow for removing pages from the individual documents and creating just one document. Does anyone know a work-around? Cheers, Carolyn
This is happening because the fields have the same names, so they will automatically have the same values.
The possible solutions are:
- Flatten the files before merging them,
- Rename the fields before merging the files,
- Or use a Portfolio.
To elaborate on the good information above, duplicate the page and go to Tools> Prepare Form> Select a form field> Right click> Properties> General> Name: (give the field a unique name). Combine the page with the original page.
Thanks TRY67 and Luke, I'll have to admit I've had no training in this, so I have a few follow up questions.
1. How do I "flatten" a file?
2. What fields do you mean - to rename? Do you mean the name of the document or the fields that I'm entering information into?
So, total newbie here.
1. You can use this script, for example as a part of a Custom Command, if you have Acrobat DC:
2. The latter.
Thanks for that.
Thanks Luke, will check the videos out.