Spawning Pages in a PDF

Did you know it is possible to add a button to a PDF that will add additional pages from a “template” page in your PDF form? See this TUTORIAL from Adobe.


Electronic Document Design offers development of SCORM elearning courses using the latest Adobe Captive software. We take your existing learning content and turn it into an elearning course that can be played on any SCORM-conformant learning management system. You can also host courses for a small audience for free at, which also happens to be the best place for QA and UA testing of your training. Introductory rates are the same as our PDF form design — just $80 per hour. A simple, short course with 10 slides and a 5 question quiz can be done in 2 to 3 hours. Rate includes simple text and photo slides, inserting existing video / audio onto slides, and quiz / assessments that use standard question types. If you need games or interactive learner activities, we have a library of those to choose from, but they are $150 per game or interaction. Browse GAMES. Browse ELEARNING INTERACTIONS.

Using PDF Forms on a Tablet

A good topic was raised today by a client about using PDF forms on tablets. Our advice here at Electronic Document Design is to make sure all your tablets have the latest version of Adobe’s Reader software installed, and not a generic PDF viewer software. This will ensure that the form fields work properly and that data can be saved into the form (with Reader Extensions enabled). It is also a good idea to run a field test on the tablets with just one form for at least a couple of weeks to be sure this solution will work for you before investing in conversion of all your business forms to fillable PDF forms.  Most times, all goes well, but some applications, like forms that require insertion of new pages or insertion of images, may not work as you expect. That is because more complex actions require Javascript, which does not work on most tablets and other mobile devices.