I was tricked when first trying to manage long texts in my adobe interactive forms and saw that a scroll-down bar appeared on my document to display all the text!!! that wasn’t my intention!!! I would like to read all the text on several page and be able to print it!
But let’s see the solution step-by-step:
1 – Declare a Subform of TABLE with the following characteristics:
OverflowLeader e OverFlowTrailer
2 – Inside that subform, declare another subform of TABLEROW with the following settings:
OverFlowLeader e Trailer
Both the subform MUST have ‘FLOW CONTENT’ settled.
Then put below the Subform 2 the field of your data node which contain the text to be displayed. Warning: you should carefully format your texts to have each row fit exactly one line in your adobe form!
For instance, if in your form fits 65 chars, you should make each line of your table exactly 65 chars! This to avoid the unpleasant ‘scroll-down’ effect on your adobe form.
Now you should see the effect, the long text will be printed in some pages…but of course there is no possibility to format it, because it is effectively only one field.
In the example above, the LINE text is formatted in BOLD if in the begin of line there is the ‘/b’ code or if the line content is ‘TITOLO’.
Of course, you can use the methods of the TextField element to manage all of your text formattings!