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Want an "Add Rows" function for form

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May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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I'm trying to create a form where the recipient is able to add a row to a table (it is for an invoice form where freelancers list all the projects they are doing). I'd like to not have a form with a massive table if the freelancer is only doing a single job or two. Is there a way to do this?

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Adobe Employee , May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
Hi Rowan Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described you want to add rows to the PDF form PDF is intended to be a finished, deliverable format. And Acrobat is a "Finishing Tool". It is not a document creation/development format. The editing features are only for touchup. The concept of Rows and Columns doesn't really exist in a PDF. You may try the workaround as exporting the PDF form to MS Word and adding the rows and then creating the PDF from the MS Word Document. A...

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May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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Hi Rowan

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As described you want to add rows to the PDF form

 

PDF is intended to be a finished, deliverable format. And Acrobat is a "Finishing Tool". It is not a document creation/development format. The editing features are only for touchup. The concept of Rows and Columns doesn't really exist in a PDF. You may try the workaround as exporting the PDF form to MS Word and adding the rows and then creating the PDF from the MS Word Document.

 

Also you may submit your request with the engineering team using the link - https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

 

Regards

Amal

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May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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You could achive that with javascript, but it's very complicated and I would recommend to hire professional to do the job.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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Easiest way is to create the fields in advance, hide them and then show them when a button is clicked. When they're hidden, though, you'll just have empty white space on the page... Not sure if that's what you want, but anything else is much more complicated to implement, as PDF files are not "dynamic" in this way.

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May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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I think you might as well use Excel.

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