fillable forms that are expandable?

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Feb 16, 2022 Feb 16, 2022

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Can Acrobat create fillable forms that are expandable? The scenarios:
1. A text box that is appeared one line initially on the form but allow user to enter more text and it automatically expand to multiple line. This would allow a product description text box accepting a wide range of content sizes. Some product description can extend to a dozen of lines.
2. Create a table for order item entry with at least one item but a user can add more rows in order to add more items.
3. When the content is extended into another page, the content must be properly separated with header and footer in place on each page.

 

If Acrobat can do these, can you share a link to the document that shows how to do these, please?

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New Here , Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

Thanks Bernd for the tip. AEM seems like a workaround for the issue. I have read other PDF tools and I can't find any supporting expanable form fields yet. So, I assume the idea may run against the PDF's precise positioning nature of the form layout. I'll look for other tools to populate the data and then convert the final pages to PDF.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

That is the correct way to do it.  Generate the PDF from the data. 

 

 

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Not possible with Adobe Acrobat. It is possible with AEM Forms Designer.

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Thanks Bernd for the tip. AEM seems like a workaround for the issue. I have read other PDF tools and I can't find any supporting expanable form fields yet. So, I assume the idea may run against the PDF's precise positioning nature of the form layout. I'll look for other tools to populate the data and then convert the final pages to PDF.

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That is the correct way to do it.  Generate the PDF from the data. 

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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