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Form Fields with same name are merging and I don't want them to. Please help.

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Apr 04, 2019

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I am using the Organize Pages feature in Acrobat DC to add additional documents to an existing PDF. When organizing pages, I am getting a pop up that says "Any form fields that have the same name in the merged documents are now merged into one field. If you want the values in these fields to be unique, then you need to create a PDF portfolio." After reviewing the document, I see that several of the pages have changed the data to match what is on one of the first pages. I would like all the pages to remain as they are.

I just want to put several unique PDFs that all have unique names as well as unique data, into one PDF.

Please help me. Thank you.

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Form Fields with same name are merging and I don't want them to. Please help.

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I am using the Organize Pages feature in Acrobat DC to add additional documents to an existing PDF. When organizing pages, I am getting a pop up that says "Any form fields that have the same name in the merged documents are now merged into one field. If you want the values in these fields to be unique, then you need to create a PDF portfolio." After reviewing the document, I see that several of the pages have changed the data to match what is on one of the first pages. I would like all the pages to remain as they are.

I just want to put several unique PDFs that all have unique names as well as unique data, into one PDF.

Please help me. Thank you.

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If form fields have the same name, they have the same value.

To make them all unique, give them each a different name.

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You will have to use a form template and JavaScript to bring the fata extracted from the form into you new nig PDF and sfd a mew page fo the next form data.

Or, you could move all of the forms into a tan delimited file and then import each row into a new spawned page.

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I discovered this change as well. I found a suggestion somewhere else that said you can flatten the fields on the forms and then you're able to combine them into one pdf file without the fields merging. To flatten the fields, you have to use PDF Optimizer. Go to: File > Save as Other > PDF Optimizer. When it opens up, select Discard Objects in the left-hand column, check “Flatten form fields”, and click OK.

 

I tried this on two forms that I needed to combine into one file and it no longer merged the form fields together.

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What if you wanted everything to duplicate but two fields?

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