Hello again,I just made a test pdf form, added a date field, filled the
form, and exported to XML. I had no trouble importing the date values
into excel. The only issue that I can think of is if the date fields in
the form contain a value that isn't recognized as a date... but even
then, after a warning notification, Excel should still import the
invalid date as text.If you can describe the exactly what you do and
what happens, I might be able to help you work out what is happening.-
Sorry about that...The only other way I know of is to edit the xml
directly. Add a list box or drop down list to your form. Select the
field, then click the XML Source tab (next to master pages tab. If it's
not there, right click to the right of the preview tab in the gray area
and check off XML Source).Where it says you can
manually add in items in the following format:
Option 1 Option 2you can paste all of
your list items into column A in an excel sheet, then put the following
formula into B1...
Are you sure that you put the event on the click event? On the drop down
list "Show" where you select "Click", there should be an option call
"Events with Scripts". Try there, as it should show all scripts on the
button, regardless of the event they are tied to...- Scott
If you want to copy/paste a list of values for a drop down or list box,
the best way to do it is:1) copy the list (one item per line)2) select
the drop down/list box3) Under Object Tab > Field Tab (next to the + -
buttons that you use to manually add items) click the clipboard
icon.That should do it for you. Let me know if you have any trouble,-
Hello again,Sorry about that. I followed my own directions, and there
was only one hiccup.. The form variable doesn't always like to accept
the default value the first time. Double check to make sure that the
variable is set to "hidden". Go File > Form Properties > Variables,
click on your variable, and make sure the pane to the right has "hidden"
in it. Again, it's case sensitive.The other spot where I can see a
potential for an issue is where you mention that you're using two check
when I was first getting started, the thing that I always forgot to do
was to save it as a dynamic xml pdf, instead of a static pdf. You can
choose which one you're saving it as in the drop downin the "save as"
wizard. If you did save it as a dynamic pdf form, andit still isn't
working... let me know and i can provide further instuctuons.ps... this
was sent via my tablet, and the space key doesn't seem to want to
Alright,First step is to make sure your form is set up to properly
export xml data. Things to check:- All fields that will have data
exported are given a specific name. You can do this by renaming
everything in the hierarchy panel, or by setting the name on the binding
tab.- Subforms correspond to an element group in the exported xml file.
For example, having a text field called "Name" with a value of "Scott"
inside a subform called "People" would result in the following
XML: Scott- You can cont...
I do this all the time. If you created the form properly, being mindful
of subform binding and control names, you should be able to export the
data in a form to an XML format. Then you create an excel file and set
the xml source to the exported data file. You can even merge the data
from multiple filled out versions of the same form into one xml file. If
you tell me which version of acrobat/excel you're using I could provide
more specific instructions.- Scott
Hey there,The first methos that comes to mind for me is to use a
formvariable to keep track of the background visibility, then have the
image in a readOnly image field on the master page. After that, use a
form:- File, Form Properties- Click "Variables" tab- Click + button-
Enter a variable name (i.e. BackgroundVisibility)- Set value to "hidden"
(without the quotes)Add background to Master Page:- Click "Master Page"
tab above ...
Hi everyone,I've created a ton of reports in the past, and I'm now
looking at creating some reusable objects so that other people can use
advanced form functionality without having to learn to use scripts.A lot
of the coding was acheived using this, .parent, etc. so that they can
rename controls and subforms without having to worry about breaking
scripts. One issue that I am having is that Some of my code looks at
children controls, and references them by name (for example, I have some