button to delete pages

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May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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In Acrobat XI, I want a button to delete 4 pages.

Scenario, an 8 page PDF, first 4 pages are instructions. Once the form is complete, the user can click the button and the pages 1 to 4 will delete. Leaving you only the 4 remaining form pages.

I did have something before,...still looking.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017
Yes, Reader XI and DC can spawn pages and can delete pages that have been spawned, even if they where spawned in a previous session.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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This code will do that:

this.deletePages(0,3);

Note it won't work in Reader, though. Only in Acrobat.

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May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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Is there something that will work in Reader. Also will spawning a new page from a template work in reader?

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Yes, Reader XI and DC can spawn pages and can delete pages that have been spawned, even if they where spawned in a previous session.

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May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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And not reader  9 0r 10?

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No. Why would you use such old versions, anyway?

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The pdf is for the general public. So I have to allow for as much as I can

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Why do you want to delete these pages anyway? If it's to save space when submitting the file, then submit just the form data, which is a tiny FDF file... You can import it into a blank version of the PDF on your end.

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This is an 8 page pdf, 4 pages of instructions, 4 pages of form. There is a Part C, where the user may need to complete more than 1 Part C.

So to remove the instructions is why I delete. I also need to allow to spawn additional part c's.

I am not part of this process, others will receive the completed forms, so I have no input there, just making the pdf.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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So to remove the instructions

As a workaround you can place instructions in a separate PDF file, embed this file as an attachment, and use a startup script to open this attachment in another window at document opening.

So it will not printed with the main content.

Not sure if you can do the same for the additional part c's…

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murrjames  wrote

And not reader  9 0r 10?

For this old versions you must add Forms rights to the document.

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Participant ,
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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how do you "add Forms rights to the document."

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 5:40 AM, Bernd Alheit <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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You can add this with the server product Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions.

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have to use acrobat xi. no lc.

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I say nothing about LiveCycle Designer. You can create the form with Adobe Acrobat.

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The product mentioned above is not the same as LiveCycle Designer. You can use it to apply rights to an Acrobat form.

Keep in mind it's going to cost you a lot (I'm talking 4 or even 5-figure sums) to get it, though, so consider if it's worth it just to allow people with older versions of Reader to delete some instruction pages...

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Ok, I am confused, is LC different than Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions?

I have to use acrobat and cant pay for anything else. So delete and

spawning wiill not work in older versions with out Adobe LiveCycle Reader

Extensions?

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LiveCycle is the name of a collection of many products:

Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 4

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Ok, I am confused, is LC different than Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions?

Yes. "LiveCycle" is the name of a family of products. LiveCycle Designer and LiveCycle Reader Extensions are two (separate) products within that family.

I have to use acrobat and cant pay for anything else. So delete and

spawning wiill not work in older versions with out Adobe LiveCycle Reader

Extensions?

That's correct.

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Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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Is there a script that I can use to delete the current page (regardless of page number) and the next 1 or 2 pages after it?

Any help would be appreciated!

 

Also, is there a way to get my TOC to update automatically if a portion of my form is deleted because it no longer applies? (ie. instructions for a bread maker on page 22 and 23 - person doesn't have a bread maker - clicks a button to delete page 22 and 23, and the table of contents no longer shows "Bread Maker Instructions" - for example)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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console and folder level script can delete and insert pages, but not scripts in a document, i.e. form scripts.

Updating TOC pages is not realistic. However, it might be possible to recreate the TOC pages with a scirpt, depending whats required for the graphics, fonts etc.

Take a look at these resources:

https://help.adobe.com/en_US/acrobat/acrobat_dc_sdk/2015/HTMLHelp/#t=Acro12_MasterBook%2FJS_API_Acro...

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Automating-Acrobat.cfm

 

  

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

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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- You can use this code to do it:

this.deletePages(this.pageNum);

 

- That might be possible, but the TOC will have to be built in a dynamic way to allow for it to update when pages are added or removed. If you're interested I could develop such a tool for you, for a fee. You can contact me privately via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further.

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