Duplicating page with table of numbered form fields reverses row order on the duplicate

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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I have a page with a table of 9 columns and 50 rows, with each cell containing a text form field. The form field names end with the numbers 1 through 50 to indicate the row. When I duplicate the page, it increments the number to 51 through 100, but it does so from the bottom up! What could be causing that and is there a way to fix it? I would like to not have to copy and paste the fields in the cells again for the additional 9 pages I intend to duplicate. And, the reason I do it this way is that I use the FormMaker add-in to export to PDF and I have to use text cells and not graphic cells for the form fields in order for all paragraph attributes and scripts (it mimics what you do in Acrobat without having to remediate it there) in InDesign to export out to PDF. I have attached the file.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

Hi @Keltexan ,

 

What did not help:

Add 50 rows to the table on page 1 and thread it to page 2.

Select all 50 body rows on page 1. Copy.

Select all new 50 body rows on page 2. Paste.

Result: Exactly the same that you see with duplicating the page.

 

Instead do the following:

Add 50 rows to the table on page 1 and thread it to page 2.

Copy one row from page 1 only.

Select all your 50 new body rows on page 2.

Paste.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Hi @Keltexan ,

 

What did not help:

Add 50 rows to the table on page 1 and thread it to page 2.

Select all 50 body rows on page 1. Copy.

Select all new 50 body rows on page 2. Paste.

Result: Exactly the same that you see with duplicating the page.

 

Instead do the following:

Add 50 rows to the table on page 1 and thread it to page 2.

Copy one row from page 1 only.

Select all your 50 new body rows on page 2.

Paste.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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