June 23, 2000
Tutorial 1: Copying Fields
Many forms use tables or arrays of similar fields for adding numbers or detailing items. Purchase orders, expense reports, and bills of lading are just some examples of how groups of fields are used in this manner. Unfortunately, Acrobat Forms doesn?t include the ability to create arrays in an automatic manner. But with a little knowledge about accurate placement of fields, multiple selection and alignment, and the new grid feature, this can be a much less painful authoring procedure.
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Despite the numerous benefits, there can be potential issues with the conversion of paper documents into electronic archives. When scanning paper pages into PDF, it's possible to end up with the odd- and even-numbered pages in separate PDF files. It can be very time-consuming to collate them manually, but there is an easier way. Sean Stewart explains.