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Re: Create a secondary calculation in a repeating subform based on a drop-down list?
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi Bruce,thank you again for the wonderful script. It works perfectly, and I've been able to use it in two other forms.I've been studying the JP Terry book, and continuing with codecademy to try and learn more about javascript. I understand some of the concepts, but not yet able to apply them correctly. I've also been going through your script line by line to try and learn what the different elements mean or do. I'm way over my head!For this form, my boss wants the same script function, but need...

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Re: Create a secondary calculation in a repeating subform based on a drop-down list?
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Hi Bruce,Thank you so much for your response!! I'm sorry I didn't see it for so long, I think my forums aren't forwarding to my email anymore.I'm going to test this out and study your script, too.Again, I can't thank you enough. I'm going to ask you one more question: can you recommend a resource for learning (for a total newbie) about JS for LiveCycle? I'm doing tutorials on Codecademy, but I'd like to read material specific to LC. The Adobe manuals are over my head at this point...Thank you,La...

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Re: How do I get back my PDF Preview (dimmed in View Menu)?
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Thank you, Bruce!I'm sure that will work. Lol, I'll just have to petition my boss for the upgrade!thanks again,Laure

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Create a secondary calculation in a repeating subform based on a drop-down list?
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi all,I need a crazy bit of scripting. Not sure it's even possible. What I have:repeating subform SummarySub with dollar amountcalculation field at end of form TotalOver gives total dollar amount from all iterations of SummarySubso far, so simple. but then:I need another, repeating subform SubRow at the end of the form to give another total:based on Payer Name drop-down list in SummarySub and break out totals from all iterations of SummarySub based on payer names as chosen by the user.Ideally, ...

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Re: How do I get back my PDF Preview (dimmed in View Menu)?
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
HI Bruce,thank you for your reply! Yes, Acrobat is my default program for PDFs, but I don't use explorer as a browser (though I've set its preferences as suggested to fix the no-preview problem). I would LOVE to reinstall Livecycle, but I haven't been able to find out how to do so from the Adobe site. I'm using ES 2 and I think it's too old to re-download.Or do you mean that I need to reinstall Acrobat to fix the LiveCycle preview?Is there a number or any way to contact Adobe tech support for re...

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Is Adobe Experience Manager intended to replace Livecycle?
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How do I get back my PDF Preview (dimmed in View Menu)?
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi all,I've tried all the forum suggestions I've seen, including uninstalling Reader, enabling PDF display in all browsers, and in Acrobat Edit>Preferences>Internet.None has worked so far. Any ideas?Many thanksLaura

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Re: Need JScript fix: Alert box cancel button not working!
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
OMG, I see it now! You are fabulous as always, radzmar.I think I even understand why the previous made no sense!Thank you a thousand times, this worked beautifully. Someday I hope to find a class in javascript for Livecycle.Best regards,Laura

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Need JScript fix: Alert box cancel button not working!
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Hello all,My form has an option for the user to delete subforms/records as needed. Acrobat does allow for Undo- so if my user accidentally clicks "delete", they're stuck.I added an alert box to ask "Are you sure...", with "yes" and "cancel" buttons. But when I click the cancel button, it deletes anyway!Here is the script I'm using:if(xfa.host.messageBox("Are you sure you want to delete? This cannot be undone.","Confirmation Required !!!",2,2)==4){ xfa.host.Delete.click(); }else{ xfa.host.cancel....

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Re: Is it possible to import data into a Reader Extended PDF created in Livecycle?
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- Adobe LiveCycle
thank you for your reply!I am testing right now to see if it is working.Many thanks!Laura

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Re: Is it possible to import data into a Reader Extended PDF created in Livecycle?
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi Radzmar!Thank you for your response! I am testing, and will check back if I cannot make it work.Many thanksLaura

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Is it possible to import data into a Reader Extended PDF created in Livecycle?
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi there,I make a lot of Reader Extended forms for my company. When I issue form updates, sometimes staff have to re-copy or re-type records into forms with repeating subforms. I'd like to be able to jumpstart their process by importing from an old, filled-out form, into my new updated form.I've found I can do this by making an XML data file of the data from the old form, but I can't import into an Extended from using Adobe Reader. Most of our staff don't have Acrobat, so they aren't able to sav...

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Re: Is it possible to add non-contiguous instances of a subform
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi Radzmar,Please ignore that last post: I got it! I adapted the script and it's working fine.Many thanks again, our staff are going to very happy with the changes.BestLaura

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Re: Is it possible to add non-contiguous instances of a subform
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
This is fantastic! Exactly the function we need. Thank you!!!Okay, so I have dumb-designer questions. I'm entirely ignorant of how to use javascript, I'm just a layout person. Sometimes just by dumb luck I manage to adapt a script and make it work in one of my own forms, but I haven't made it happen with this one yet.Is there any resource out there I can read for how to adapt a piece of script? Like a process that needs to be followed in terms of identifying objects correctly?Sorry if it's a dum...

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Is it possible to add non-contiguous instances of a subform
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi there,Our staff may fill out a form with say, 10 repeated subforms ("add instance"), then need to go back and add another instance, not after record 10, but after record 3. Or they may need to add records in alpha order.How can I set up the "Add Record" button so that the instance is added at that point in the form, rather than at the very end of the records?Am I explaining this clearly? They need to go back and add an instance in between other existing instances...Here's the form itself:Drop...

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Re: Formcalc: Calculate number of days between dates
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi Bruce,Thank you for the reply! I tried implementing your advice (I couldn't figure out how to change the date format for DateField1, thank you for that, it was driving me nuts), and I'm doing something wrong- I'm back to getting a result of 41,434 days between dates no matter what I use for the DateField2. I was getting that number a couple of versions ago, as well: no matter what date I input, or what order I put the date calculation in, I got that same number. It's sorta funny- I have no id...

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Formcalc: Calculate number of days between dates
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Hi all,I'm trying to set up a field that will show the number of days between a user-entered date and a current/today's date field. I tried to adapt a script from another post, but I'm not getting it to work.form1.sf1.CCSub.CCGroup.#subform[0].DateField2::exit - (FormCalc, client)form1.sf1.CCSub.CCGroup.#subform[0].NumericField2.rawValue = Date2Num(DateField1, "MM-DD-YY") - Date2Num(DateField2, "MM-DD-YY")and here's my file:https://www.dropbox.com/s/arkmnsxjkl4r156/AFBS_FacilitySpecialCareList02...

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Re: Can I create a field that calculates number of days from a date field?
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Wildau
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Wow, I'm so stumped. I tried to copy a bit of formcalc into the exit event for my current date field to try to make this happen, but I can't get it to work.My attempt at scripting is embarrassing, but here it is:form1.sf1.CCSub.CCGroup.#subform[0].DateField2::exit - (FormCalc, client)form1.sf1.CCSub.CCGroup.#subform[0].NumericField2.rawValue = Date2Num(DateField1, "MM-DD-YY") - Date2Num(DateField2, "MM-DD-YY")and here's the file:https://www.dropbox.com/s/arkmnsxjkl4r156/AFBS_FacilitySpecialCareL...

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Re: Can I create a field that calculates number of days from a date field?
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Thank you for the reply!I'm sorry to be such a non-tech, but I don't know enough to figure out how to change the script from adding 30 days to a date to calculating the number of days between two sets of dates. Can you recommend a source?many thanks!Laura

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Can I create a field that calculates number of days from a date field?
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Wildau
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Hi all,I need a field that will calculate the number of days elapsed whatever date is entered into the date field, and update that number of days based on the calendar/computer calendar date. Does that make sense?https://www.dropbox.com/s/arkmnsxjkl4r156/AFBS_FacilitySpecialCareList02.pdfI set up the form so that my boss can add or subtract clients from the list. Each client needs to have its own "Days since added to the list" number. Sorta like a little aging report.Is this possible?Many thanks...

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Re: Submit via email: Error
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Wildau
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Hi Radzmar,Thank you for responding! When I look at the button on the Object palette, it says that it's a regular button: not an email button, not an http button: how can you tell it's an http button?I had read in the forums that you have to use the regular button in the Object Library to create an email submit button because the email button in the Object Library does not allow you to specify to email as a PDF rather than just the data. At this point I'm a little confused...Many thanks!Laura

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Submit via email: Error
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Hi- Been trying to make a functioning "Submit via email" button. I used the Form rather than the Submit buttin in Livecycle, chose PDF in the Object menu, and put my list of email addresses in there. This is for inter-office use only, we all use Outlook. I have saved my Livecycle form as Reader-Enabled. Our employees will be filling the form in Adobe Reader, then I would like them to be able to just click a button on the form to email the filled PDF to everyone else in the company (all the addre...

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Floating Fields not working
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/78503370/AFBS_FamilyNoticeBillingV5.pdf Hi! I have made a number of forms with floating fields before- they all fill in just fine. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong with this one, though. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/78503370/AFBS_DaysAuthorized_V2032112_NoSig.pdfThe above is a form with the fields working. I have looked at the settings and tried to compare with the form above, and as I said, I just can't see what I'm missing.Any ideas?Many thanks,Laura

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Re: Populate with initial from first name field ?
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Hi Kevin,Wahh-hoo! It worked! Thank you thank you- I had been struggling with this for a while. Because I'm making forms for medical information with privacy constraints, there are many instances where I need to pull just a part of the characters in a field and have them populate a non-editable field. For example, the last four digits of a SSN, or worse- the last four digits of a medical record number. Medical record numbers are not standardized like the SSNs, so the number of characters varies....

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Populate with initial from first name field ?
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https://dl.dropbox.com/u/78503370/AFBS_IntakeAssesment_052912_STESTV3.pdfHi! I'm only a graphics person, and I'm just beginning with simple scripting. I'm trying to pull just the first initial from the PatientName_First field, and have it populate the PatientName_Initial field in the master page so that the patient's initial will show up on each page of the form.Please don't die laughing at my attempt to Frankenstein a script from another form into this one, I really know nothing yet, but I'm tr...

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Need to import data from Excel file
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Wildau
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Hi!Is there any way that my form users (in Reader) can bring data records from an Excel or .csv file into the form I built in Livecycle? Sort of like the way you can do a mail merge with a .csv file? I had already built the form when IU found out that the data is already contained in an Excel spreadsheet and I'd like to save our data entry personnel from duplicating their efforts.Thank you for help!

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Is it possible to create a form with Livecycle that a user in Adobe Reader can import data into?
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I made a form, then found out that much of the data that needs to be filled out by our data entry personnel (in Adobe Reader) already exists in an Excel file. Is there a way I can set up this form so that my coworkers can import specific records from the Excel file and save themselves time?I noticed that when I open the Reader-Enabled version of the file that the "Import Data" command under "Extensions" is dimmed out. So even if I could successfully create an XML file it looks like we couldn't i...

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Re: Newbie problems: repeating fields running off page, formcalc on repeating columns
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Wildau
- Adobe LiveCycle
Holy mackerel, thank you so much. I don't think I would have ever figured that out. I managed a clumsy workaround, but doing it correctly is so much more elegant.Many thanks!

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Re: Newbie problems: repeating fields running off page, formcalc on repeating columns
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OK, I'm an idiot- Re: my table column calculations: I can see that I made the dumbest newbie mistake: I had the script editor set for Javascript instead of Formcalc. Duh!So now I just need help with my runaway add instances....

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Re: Newbie problems: repeating fields running off page, formcalc on repeating columns
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Wildau
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Hi Bruce,Thank you for responding! I have no idea if this link will work, I've never done this before.https://www.dropbox.com/s/bpi9f2eyxbha4i8/AFBS%20PaidClaim_TESTV7.pdfThe first trouble spot is under the DOS Date Range: It's the pair of date fields that are set to add instance when the second of them is changed.The column addition problem is in the table with the nine columns.Please let me know if my link doesn't work- I'll call IT and ask for help....

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