Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2

Using tables

A table is made up of rows and columns of cells that you can fill with form fields or merge with data. This example shows what the various parts of a table are called.

A. Header Row B. Row C. Footer Row D. Column E. Cell F. Section

Types of tables

You can create two types of tables in Designer ES2 form designs:

  • Tables that have a fixed number of rows and columns. For example, this table is a simple four-column, four-row table with a header and footer row.

  • Tables in which the number of columns are fixed, but the number of rows will change depending on how much information is in the data source.

    A. This is how the table looks in the Layout Editor B. This is how the table looks in the Preview PDF tab when merged with data from a data source

    Or, interactive tables can grow or shrink when a user clicks a button to add or delete a row.

    A. Buttons that add a row or delete a row B. When the user clicks the Add Row button twice, LiveCycle Designer ES adds two rows.

Ways to create tables

Here are some of the common methods for creating tables.