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Hidden Elements Not Showing When PDF Saves

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I am using some check boxes that show and hide certain elements of my form when checked/unchecked. This all works great. The problem I am having is when someone fills the form out and then saves it as a .pdf when it is reopened the hidden fields do not show. Any ideas on some code I can put in to prevent this. I want the saved form to show exactly as it did when the user closed it.
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xrum
Level 4
Level 4
make sure the code is also on the "initialize" event, as well as on change.
pguerett
Level 10
Level 10
You will need to keep track of the state of the form and reset it when it is opened. There was a feature added in version 9 to take care of this but that means all users have to use version 9 of Acrobat/Reader.
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Tanyar, your suggestion worked for the check boxes. Thank you so much! I do have one other thing. I also have some drop down boxes that, depending on what is selected show or hide different fields. If I choose an option from the drop down that shows a field then when I save and re-open the .pdf this field is not shown anymore. I have tried putting the code in the change and in initialize as suggested but it does not work on my dropdown. Anyone have any ideas? This is the code that I am using on the dropdown.



var myVal = this.rawValue;

myVal = xfa.event.newText;

if (myVal == "Filename Design")

{

OnlineMediaData.FilenameDesign.presence = "visible";

OnlineMediaData.MetadataDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.FTPTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MediaServerTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.OnlineMediaOther.presence = "hidden";

}



if (myVal == "Metadata Design")

{

OnlineMediaData.FilenameDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MetadataDesign.presence = "visible";

OnlineMediaData.FTPTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MediaServerTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.LogTimecodes.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.OnlineMediaOther.presence = "hidden";

}



if (myVal == "Transfer to FTP Server")

{

OnlineMediaData.FilenameDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MetadataDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.FTPTransfer.presence = "visible";

OnlineMediaData.MediaServerTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.LogTimecodes.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.OnlineMediaOther.presence = "hidden";

}



if (myVal == "Transfer to Media Server")

{

OnlineMediaData.FilenameDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MetadataDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.FTPTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MediaServerTransfer.presence = "visible";

OnlineMediaData.LogTimecodes.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.OnlineMediaOther.presence = "hidden";

}



if (myVal == "Log Timecodes")

{

OnlineMediaData.FilenameDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MetadataDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.FTPTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MediaServerTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.LogTimecodes.presence = "visible";

OnlineMediaData.OnlineMediaOther.presence = "hidden";

}



if (myVal == "Other")

{

OnlineMediaData.FilenameDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MetadataDesign.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.FTPTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.MediaServerTransfer.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.LogTimecodes.presence = "hidden";

OnlineMediaData.OnlineMediaOther.presence = "visible";

}