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Re: Colour change on Calculated field
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Josh_Geurian
- Adobe LiveCycle
If this was me I would use the Action Builder instead of FormCalc. If the field you have is a numeric Field go to the toolbar at the top, select Tools, from the drop downbox select "Action Builder". Then create a new action where when the numeric field is less than 0 the result is to set the foreground color of the numeric field to red. In just my personal use FormCalc is great for mathematical equations and not font or format changing. So for example I had to build a PDF that had a littler over...

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Re: Required Fields Validation
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Josh_Geurian
- Adobe LiveCycle
First off welcome to the group and Livecycle. The only word of caution I might say is "no good deed goes unpunished"! It starts with a printing function and next thing you know your boss is asking you how to subtract date fields and you are on here at 1am. With that, the board has a wealth of knowledge. I put a link below that is the same situation you are looking at. There is even a sample form that is provided that allows you to download, open it in Livecycle and muck around. Take a look and s...

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Re: Radio button to determine what text is put into the body of an email
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- Adobe LiveCycle
First off welcome to the group! Livecycle can be an interesting program.For me I am not very technically proficient in coding so I tend to gravitate to, how you say, less than elegant solutions. What I do is create an Email Submit button for each Radio button. Then I create a dummy Email Submit button (this part will be key later). From the Object Library view on each Email Submit button I set the Email Address and Email Subject that I want. Then I hide all of the Email Submit buttons with the e...

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Re: LiveCycle Designer problem saving in Adobe Reader
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Did you save the PDF as an Extended Rights PDF? You will need to open the PDF in Acrobat, go to Save As Other and Select "Reader Extended PDF". This will allow you to do things like save data in Reader.

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Re: Code/Action to Change Textbox Value Font Size
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- Adobe LiveCycle
The way that I do it is in the Font Window (and the field selected), right above the Font Name and Size there is an arrow button that says "Currently editing Value properties". Click that arrow and select "Edit Value". Then in the Font Size set that to 0. The font size is now decided by the size of the text field. If you put more text into the field than the visible area it will automatically resize the font.

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Re: Font query within dynamic text fields (livecycle ES3)
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Great tip Kyle. As always, I am always learning something new everyday!

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Re: Font query within dynamic text fields (livecycle ES3)
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Yes to the bolding, but I believe no (unless someone can correct me) on the highlighting. For the bolding you must first change the Field Format in the Object Library window. Once that is enabled then in both Reader (if you extend the correct rights) and in Acrobat you can select the text you want, right click on it, go to "Text Style" and then change the font of just the selected text to bold. I put a few screenshots below of what it will look like. Highlighting is a different beast in Adobe. H...

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Re: HyperLink / Label / Text OnClick Alert(Pop-Up Message)
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I have had to do this before in the past, but I am not 100% sure if you will like my method. What I did was instead of using the "Insert- Hyperlink" function, I created a button that had the same text, blue color and underline. Then I set the box to no border and 0 fill color. In the Action Builder I created an action for the button to open a webpage and then another action on that same box to open a message. To the user it looks like normal text and not a button, but it still worked for me. Gra...

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Re: Spaces in Required Fields Negating Validation
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Ah....a problem I have struggled with myself. I am going to assume that you have a decent grasp of Livecycle and not delve into each aspect like how to open the Script Editor, but if I am wrong just let me know and I can expand on it. On the field(s) that you wish to restrict spacing, create a Exit event with the following code: var r = new RegExp("^[a-z,0-9]*$");var result = r.test(this.rawValue);if ( result != true ){ xfa.host.messageBox( "Enter alpha or numerical characters only. Do not enter...

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Re: Checkbox Script
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Hey there Bighibee....What I might suggest is to use the Action Builder. If you go to the toolbar at the top, select Tools and then Action builder the Action Builder window will pop up. In the top left click of the window click the button to add a new action. It will then have a "Condition" and a "Result". In the condition section click on the blue underscored text which says "object" and then select the No checkbox that you have. Make sure that from the drop down box you change it from "is clic...

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Re: Print just what is typed in the text field without printing the text fields
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Hello Teddy and wellcome to the group! If you want to change fonts or other things then you might need to use the PrePrint method. What I normally do is select PrePrint from the "Show" section in the Script Editor (If you do not have it go to the toolbar at the top, Windows, and select Script Editor). After you select PrePrint you can now either type the name of the subform and field you want to change (or you can put your cursor in the Scripting Dialog box, hold CTRL and then select the field w...

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Re: Help learning LiveCycle.
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Actually Adobe is pretty decent about including a pretty robust help section with Livecycle. Not 100% sure what OS you are using, but in Windows if you go to Help they have a Welcome Section that have 3 How-Tos on creating a few forms and each has about 20 or 30 subjects ranging from simple form design all the way to calculating field totals, digital signatures and tables. They also have sample forms that go through each one of these tutorials so you can download them and futz with the code. The...

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Re: Allow print after filling mandatory fields using PrePrint
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I think this might help. I should add that the question the user is asking is a bit different, but Radzmar has a link to his website where he lays out the steps and code to restrict printing on required fields. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1034677

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Re: Current local time or lolcal time zone code (example, as EST), not as Eastern Standard Time
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Are you saying that you want the time displayed as your local time or as the user that is completing it? The example I gave has my time zone which is Central Standard Time or CST. Did you want to convert the time to Eastern time or leave it as the time zone the user is in?

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Re: Current local time or lolcal time zone code (example, as EST), not as Eastern Standard Time
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Josh_Geurian
- Adobe LiveCycle
In the custom Object library there is a field called "Current Date". In the Object tab of that field you can set the runtime property to be the current time and it should display the current time and time zone. For example I created a new form, selected that field, changed it to a runtime property and when I open the PDF it says "1:38:10 PM CST". Is that what you are wanting?

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Re: How to NOT send some form data when form is submitted
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- Adobe LiveCycle
It is my understanding that is just not possible. Hidding the fields does not remove them from the XML file. This would be akin to hiding a column in Excel and then not exporting it: it isn't going to happen and having the fields visible and active on the form makes it even worse. I have tried this before in the past and unless I am wrong, I never got it to not include the fields in the XML. I tried hiding them, setting the field presence to inactive and even just removing the instance, but that...

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Re: Dynamic forms on Mobile devices?
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Josh_Geurian
- Adobe LiveCycle
Unfortunately your findings are correct. Mobile devices lack the same type of PDF software that say a desktop has. Even Adobe's own Acrobat Reader for iOS or Android will not work properly with XFA (Livecycle) forms. If you want options like this you are going to be forced to use Adobe FormsCentral software which does come with newer versions of Acrobat Pro. Livecycle forms and the functions they do are just not present on mobile devices without the server side application. Honestly for mobile b...

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Re: livecycle action builder certain condition results in check a check box in another field
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Would it be possible to upload your form? You can always PM me and I can take a look. It is hard to see why without the actual form. Sometimes other actions can get in the way, but I will say that it worked for me when I set it up.

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Re: How to insert a page dynamically into a form
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Josh_Geurian
- Adobe LiveCycle
If your form is a dynamic PDF then adding or removing pages is not going to happen within Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader. I am pretty sure you can only modify the layout of an XFA Livecycle PDF within Livecycle. However what I have done in the past is add in the necessary pages that a user may want, hide the pages from the layout and then with a button click or some other type of control, show the pages. Hope I am understanding you right.

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Re: Using a drop down list to make a subform become visible/invisible
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I got it to work by changing the save options from a static PDF to a Dynamic PDF. I am not a very decent coder so I just went into the Action Builder and created a show and hide Action on that section and it worked great. If I left it as a static PDF the show/hide code and Action never worked. Once I saved it as a Dynamic PDF it worked great.

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Re: Limit the number of digits in a numeric field
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I am not 100% on the Javascripting; however in the Object window, Field Section there is an option to put the maximum number of characters in a numeric field. It says "comb of" and then it gives you an option of the maximum number of characters that can be allowed in the field. If you put 6 it will only allow 6 characters. However if that is not something you want you can go to the Value Section within the Object Window and click on the Validation Pattern button. In the Validation tab, in the pa...

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Re: Populate current date into date field?
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I have to agree with Radzmar that the workflow is quite odd. That character is a bit unique; however there are 2 ways you can get this to work. One is just to use the code snippet (below) on the Exit event of the text field where the "/" is located or you could use the Action Builder. The Action Builder is a bit easier to understand if your coding knowledge is a bit lacking like myself. Just go to the toolbar at the top, select tools then Action Builder. Each action has a condition and a result....

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Re: trouble with dynamically filling fields
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- Adobe LiveCycle
If you are new to scripting I might suggest using the Action Builder. It is a set of prebuilt actions that do not require scripting. If you are using Windows go to the toolbar at the top, go to Tools and select Action Builder. From there you set a condition and a result. From the condition select what field is going to hold the value you want to be copied and select "is not empty" from the first drop down box. Then in the result section select "set value of field" and then select the field that ...

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Re: How to block an object (visible but inactive)?
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- Adobe LiveCycle
First off hello Sam and welcome to the Livecycle club! What you are looking for is readOnly; not inactive. I put a code snippet from the Action Builder below. I might suggest that if you are like me and your coding skills are somewhat limited (at best for me), I would suggest the Action Builder. If you are using Windows go to the toolbar at the top, go to Tools and then select Action Builder. This is a great resource for those of us with limited coding skills and it provides a template for some ...

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Re: changing content of master page using a button
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- Adobe LiveCycle
I just PMed you to shoot me a copy of your form so I can take a look at it.

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Re: How do I make a field change based on characters entered
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- Adobe LiveCycle
In your text field go to the Font tab, it should say at the top of that tab "Currently editing Caption and Value..." and there is an arrow next to it. Click on that arrow and select "Value", then set the font size to 0. The font will dynamically change to a smaller font based on the number of characters within the field. Your font size will then depend on the length and width of the box you add so you may need to futz with the size of the text field to get the right font.

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Re: changing content of master page using a button
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- Adobe LiveCycle
Just a quick question: are the radio boxes set for hiding and showing? Like if I check the first it hides it and if I click the second it shows the field? If so very easliy you could just open the Action Builder, create a new action for showing the field by selecting the "yes" and then create another action for hiding the item if the "no" radio box is checked. But yes.....you can use the same functions of hiding or showing content on the master page as you can on the regulat page.

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Re: Assign value to check box...
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- Adobe LiveCycle
What you might want to do is either create an action in the Action Builder where when the checkbox is checked, the value of a hidden numeric field is set to 1 or if you know how to script you could just type it in. Then create the remaining hidden numeric fields for each checkbox and finally in your total box just add up the hidden fields.

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Re: Help with FormCalc If/Else if statement
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First off welcome to the boards Vikki. Second while I do champion Livecycle users understanding FormCalc and Javascript; often times for us newbies it is easier to use the Action Builder. If you are using Windows then at the top toolbar go to "TOOLS" then select "ACTION BUILDER" from the drop down box. The Action Builder is a good way to quickly add functions to your PDF without the need for knowing code. What you do is click the "NEW ACTION" button at the top and the box that is open will split...

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Re: Change the email submit button to submit as pdf. instead of .xml
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- Adobe LiveCycle
It depends on what type of button you are using. If you are using the "submit by email" button, in the Object tab, directly under the "email address" and "email subject" fields there is a "submit as" drop down field that prepopulates as XML. Just select the drop down and select "PDF". If you are using a standard button, you first need to select "submit" in the Object tab, then in the Submit tab again select in the "submit as" field PDF.

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