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Page template - life cycle

Explorer ,
Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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I'm trying to understand how templates work in pdf forms.
The tests show that the template created on the basis of the page exists only together with the page on the basis of which it was created.
For example, I created a document whose page 2 (empty without any texts or controls) served as a template to create a template :-).
I created a template from the console level and everything is OK. I can add it "spawn" with a script any number of times to the document, I can do something with scripts on these new pages. But if I delete page 2 right after creating the template, the template is automatically deleted as well. What am I doing wrong?

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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When you use page 2 as template page don't delete page 2. Page 2 is the template page.

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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Hmm, that's a bit of a problem. I can't add a blank page from within the script. I also cannot manipulate static content (plain text) from within the script. I can't hide the page that is the basis of the template (I'm wrong?).
So how to create a document, a perfect example is an invoice, where I have some header part with static elements, a table with a variable number of rows, maybe on many pages, with details about the invoice items, then I have another small table summarizing the amounts, and a footer of the document ( not to be confused with the footer of the page) in which I also have static texts and dynamically calculated fields and e.g. QR codes for bank payments?
So is it even possible to do it using scripts and Adobe DC or Adobe Pro?
And all I want is how to add a blank page from the script...

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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You can hide the template page.

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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Will you reveal the secret how to do it?
After creating the template it has the hidden attribute but the page is visible. My question is the most serious.

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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How does you create the template page?

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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From the console with the command:

 

this.createTemplate({cName: "PustaStrona", nPage: 1});

 

Where page with index 1 (i.e. no. 2 in the document is empty).

When I execute the script (from the manual):

 

var t = this.templates;
for ( var i=0; i < t.length; i++){
var state = (t[i].hidden) ? "visible" : "hidden"
console.println("Template: \"" + t[i].name
+ "\", current state: " + state);
}

 

I get the result

Template: "PustaStrona", current state: hidden

true

 

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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The line

var state = (t[i].hidden) ? "visible" : "hidden"

is not correct.

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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Page 259 of the "JavaScript for Acrobat API Reference" manual ...
OK, but that doesn't really matter what the problem is.

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It does, because you're reporting it incorrectly. It should be:

var state = (t[i].hidden) ? "hidden" : "visible";

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The script in the API Reference is wrong.

 

The property hidden of your template page is not set to true.

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OK trivial, I was so suggested by your entries that I expected some magic 🙂 and here one line and it's done!

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Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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What is LCD form?

This is a regular form created with Adobe Acrobat Pro if that's what you're asking.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 03, 2023 Jan 03, 2023

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There are two types of PDF forms (well, more actually). They have different JavaScript APIs.

- Acrobat forms (also Acroform)

- XFA forms (also Designer forms, AEM forms, XML forms, LiveCycle Designer forms, LCD forms)

Many people don't notice the "V" in LiVeCycle and call them LifeCycle forms. Hence the need to clarify. 

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Your title threw me off. If this is a form created in Acrobat then we can move on.

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