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Code to add/delete a table row in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

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Oct 07, 2020

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Hi experts,

I am struggling with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and tables. I dont really know how to create a table in DC. In this documentation I can't do step 2, don't find the "create table" part (https://helpx.adobe.com/incopy/using/creating-tables.html).

What I have previously done in AdobeLiveCycle Designer is to create a table and place a "add"-button and a "delete"-button as column in the table row in order to make the table dynamic and give the user the opportunity to define hisself how many rows he needs.

Something like this:

Dynamic_Table.jpg

My problem was with the PDF created out of AdobeLiveCycle Designer, that the filled out PDF form couldn't be saved - just printed as PDF. There I got the hint, that we need another Adobe license. Therefore, I use now Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.


Is a dynamic table (with add/delete-buttons) possible in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC? If yes, how?

Thanks so much for tips.

Best Regards, Deborah

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There are no dynamic tables in Acroforms. There are no tables at all. Just collections of form fields, which might happen to be arranged in a fixed layout. Some might be hidden.

The level of conversion needed is so great, I suggest you look at the bigger picture and see if a different technology, such as HTML forms, would deliver more what you need.

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Code to add/delete a table row in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

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Oct 07, 2020

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Hi experts,

I am struggling with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and tables. I dont really know how to create a table in DC. In this documentation I can't do step 2, don't find the "create table" part (https://helpx.adobe.com/incopy/using/creating-tables.html).

What I have previously done in AdobeLiveCycle Designer is to create a table and place a "add"-button and a "delete"-button as column in the table row in order to make the table dynamic and give the user the opportunity to define hisself how many rows he needs.

Something like this:

Dynamic_Table.jpg

My problem was with the PDF created out of AdobeLiveCycle Designer, that the filled out PDF form couldn't be saved - just printed as PDF. There I got the hint, that we need another Adobe license. Therefore, I use now Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.


Is a dynamic table (with add/delete-buttons) possible in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC? If yes, how?

Thanks so much for tips.

Best Regards, Deborah

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There are no dynamic tables in Acroforms. There are no tables at all. Just collections of form fields, which might happen to be arranged in a fixed layout. Some might be hidden.

The level of conversion needed is so great, I suggest you look at the bigger picture and see if a different technology, such as HTML forms, would deliver more what you need.

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There are no dynamic tables in Acroforms. There are no tables at all. Just collections of form fields, which might happen to be arranged in a fixed layout. Some might be hidden.

The level of conversion needed is so great, I suggest you look at the bigger picture and see if a different technology, such as HTML forms, would deliver more what you need.

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ok, thanks for your feedback!

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By the way, the file you linked to says how to arrange static content in fixed tables. It isn't about forms.

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The link refers the help of Adobe InCopy. It is not the documentation of Adobe Acrobat.

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