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How to add an Alert Message

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Hi, what steps must I take to add an alert message that reminds the Adobe Reader end user to Print their form if they wish to keep a record of their form data.



Also, where should such an alert appear, when and upon which event type?



Harry
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I assume your form will have some type of buttons (email button, print button, submit button, export button...) which will allow user to decide what to do after he/she completes the form. The best place is to put the alert on the click event of this button to remind your user to print out a copy of the form.

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Thanks Jimmy, unfortunately it doesn't work on my Submit button (which is where I do want it).. Here's what I have on the standard Submit button.



----- form1.SF_P8.SF_print-submit.EmailSubmitButton::click - (JavaScript, client) ------------------



xfa.messageBox("Please ensure you also print a copy for your records", Warning, 1, 1);



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this makes my button do nothing at all, not even submit. I think it's because there are 2 events associated with it, the invisible "submit" and the new warning. Any suggestions?



Harry

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sorry I meant to say:



xfa.host.messageBox("Please print a copy for your records.", "Warning", 1, 1);



this works, but disables the subsequent standard Email Submit message.



Harry

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Try using the preSubmit event instead of the click event. By putting code into the click event, you are overriding the form submission.