Is it possible to have an expanding field IN a text block

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Kevin Jackson

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Mar 24, 2010, 1:03:25 PM3/24/10
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Hopefully this will make sense.

I have a student who would like to have a field in the middle of a
text block (an agreement form) where the client can fill in a business
name and have the field flow to wrap the content to the next line for
all of the boilerplate as necessary.

Any ideas?

And since Angie will likely be reading this---Hi Angie! Miss you guys
and Licorice International :-)

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Angie Okamoto

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Mar 24, 2010, 1:11:13 PM3/24/10
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Hey Kevin,
Yes, you can put a field in a text block.  They are called floating fields.
You just need the data input available to that field from another location (since the user will not be able to enter in the text block).  I frequently add the field in another section of the form, then when they are finished filling it in - populate the paragraph.
Place the cursor where you want the data, right click and insert a floating field.
 
Hope you are doing well.
Angie


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Falor, Brian

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Mar 24, 2010, 1:42:21 PM3/24/10
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This one made me a little curious to see if something feasible could be put together like this. Figured it would be easier to simply give you the pdf than to try to explain it, so it is attached. See if something like this will work for you. Simply click into the underlined area and fill in the rest. If this works for you, you should be able to play with this file to make it work the way you want.

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Falor, Brian

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Mar 24, 2010, 1:46:13 PM3/24/10
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Oops, I think I sent over the xdp by mistake. Anyway, here is the pdf.

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Jono Moore

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Mar 24, 2010, 4:22:25 PM3/24/10
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Hey that's an interesting way to do it Brian.

We've got a bunch of forms on the go right now that need the same
thing, so what we did was break up the text blocks with text fields in-
between in a flowed subform. Luckily the text following the fields is
pretty short so we don't have to worry about text wrapping badly too
much. ;)

Hopefully Adobe will add this functionality at some point - a lot of
people could use it!

On Mar 24, 10:42 am, "Falor, Brian" <BFa...@ges.com> wrote:
> This one made me a little curious to see if something feasible could be put together like this.  Figured it would be easier to simply give you the pdf than to try to explain it, so it is attached.  See if something like this will work for you.  Simply click into the underlined area and fill in the rest.  If this works for you, you should be able to play with this file to make it work the way you want.
>
> _____________________________________
> Brian Falor | GES Intellikit Developer
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> Main 702.515.5500   |  Fax 702.515.5953
> Direct 702.515.5986 |  Mobile 702.576.4958
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> Subject: Is it possible to have an expanding field IN a text block
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> Hopefully this will make sense.
>
> I have a student who would like to have a field in the middle of a
> text block (an agreement form) where the client can fill in a business
> name and have the field flow to wrap the content to the next line for
> all of the boilerplate as necessary.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> And since Angie will likely be reading this---Hi Angie! Miss you guys
> and Licorice International :-)
>
> --
> Kevin Jackson

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Duane Nickull

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Mar 25, 2010, 6:43:52 PM3/25/10
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Very cool Brian!  

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Raf Hofmans

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Apr 16, 2010, 5:15:08 AM4/16/10
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Hi,
 
Have a look at this sample PDF, I think it's exactly what you need:
 
For more info, check J. Brinkman's blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/formfeed/2009/10/editable_floating_fields.html . I hope this input is usefull for your project.
 
Regards,
 

 
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Tarek Faham

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This is really a very good question. It was of a great value to me.
 
Thank you all.
 
Tarek. 
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