How to Make Expandable Form in Adobe LiveCycle

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How to Make Expandable Form in Adobe LiveCycle
Create an expandable form using Adobe LiveCycle Designer. (computer image by blaine stiger from

Adobe LiveCycle Designer is an authoring design tool that allows users to create a variety of forms in XML format. The application also has the ability to convert the forms to HTML or PDF file formats. Users can also merge data from other documents in any type of form. In order to create a form that is expandable you must create repeatable rows within a simple table. An expandable form is useful for a new row to be automatically entered when users are working with an electronic form.

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  • Adobe LiveCycle Designer

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  1. 1

    Open the Adobe LiveCycle Designer application on your computer. Click on the "Standard" tab and then click on the "Table" option. Drag the table down into the form to open the "Insert Table" wizard dialogue box.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Create Simple Table" option so that it's selected. Choose to have five columns and one body row. Click on the option to include a header and footer row, and then click on the "OK" button.

  3. 3

    Double-click on each top and bottom cell to add the text that you want. Select on the "Row1" option from the "Hierarchy" palette.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Binding tab" from the "Object palette" and then click on the "Item" option from the "Name property" heading. Click on the "Normal" option from the "Default Binding" heading.

  5. 5

    Click on the box next to the "Repeat Row for Each Data Item" field so that it's selected. This option will enable your table to expand in the form. Click on the "OK" button.

  6. 6

    Complete filling out the information you want to appear in the table of your expandable form. Click on the "File" option and then click on the "Save as" option. Enter a name for your form and click on the "Save" button.

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