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this.relevant="+print";

Scott-Mc
Level 2
Level 2

Hi.

I understand that .presence controls screen appearance and .relevant controls printing. Here's a sample from the Scripting Basics guide:

switch(xfa.event.newText) {

case 'Invisible':

Subform1.nodes.item(nCount).presence = "invisible";

break;

case 'Hidden (Exclude from Layout)':

Subform1.nodes.item(nCount).presence = "hidden";

break;

case 'Visible (but Don\'t Print)':

Subform1.nodes.item(nCount).presence = "visible";

Subform1.nodes.item(nCount).relevant = "-print";

break;

case 'Invisible (but Print Anyway)':

Subform1.nodes.item(nCount).presence = "invisible";

Subform1.nodes.item(nCount).relevant = "+print";

break;

default:

Subform1.nodes.item(nCount).presence = "visible";

break;

So the example covers Hidden, Visible (but don't print and Invisible (but print anyway).

But how does a script set an object to be visible AND print? It appears that anything like:

this.relevant="+print";

causes an object to disappear from the screen, and

this.presence="visible";

will not bring it back.

Thanks.

5 Replies
Magus069
Level 10
Level 10

+print is for print only!! (visible print only) so it doesnt appear on the form

Here's a link to help you understand:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/livecycle/9.0/designerHelp/index.htm?content=000826.html

Scott-Mc
Level 2
Level 2

Yeah, I've seen that. I'm just surprized that there isn't a combination to set an object visible in both views.

_Bruce_Robertson
Level 10
Level 10

Hi,

I think you will need to set the relevant property to an empty string

this.relevant="";

Regards

Bruce

Scott-Mc
Level 2
Level 2

Dang, Bruce, every time I come here to ask a question you nail it dead on.

You really ought to be writing documentation for Adobe.  😉

It astounds me that such a simple concept isn't found in Adobe's docs, printed or online, nor in any blogs that I searched.

But in a dusty corner of Bruce's brain....gold.

Thanks.

_Bruce_Robertson
Level 10
Level 10

Hi,

It's pretty hard going at times and sometimes includes things that haven't been implemented in Acrobat/Reader but remember to check out the XFA spec http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/xml/index_arch.html

This explains about the empty string value but also talks about user defined views (not just print / screen) which would be very handy way of hiding some fields under certain conditions so you could define a "summary" view for example ... but that bit hasn't been implemented.

Bruce