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‎10-12-2019
sbudlong
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I made a flowable form with two buttons with actions to go to a page, but they won't work when content flows into new pages. Is there a way to use javascript to take the user to a specific object? I think that will solve my problem.
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I think I answered my own question. I used setFocus() with an object that I hid underneath a text field. Works perfectly, and it won't matter how many new pages a user creates in the flowable form.

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How to handle image files used in PDF forms
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With LiveCycle, I've created an interactive form for Help Desk-type requests, and the form works beautifully. I've tested it, and everything works. Show. Hide, Clear fields. And all the other behaviors I added with Action Builder.As a final design feature, on my local machine at work, I added a header image (which is in My Documents>My Pictures). I tested locally and uploaded the form to Sharepoint and tested from there, and from what I can remember, the form looked fine. The header was intact. ...

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Re: Custom Objects: Current Date and Spreadsheet
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Thank you, Niall! While I explore various possibilities, I'm wondering if it's possible to force the issue by using FormCalc or Javascript in the Script Editor, with something along the lines of this form1.#subform[0].CurrentDate[1]::ready:layout - (FormCalc, client)$.rawValue = Concat(Num2Date(Date(), "YYYY-MM-DD"), " ", Num2Time(Time(), "HH:MM:SS"))Do this in a text field of some other object and basically create an object that does what I want it to do and the value of which will show up in a...

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Re: Custom Objects: Current Date and Spreadsheet
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I think I recently asked a similar question. I'll go back to that thread and see what I can learn. It would be great to have the current Date/Time stampincluded in the data which is exported to a spreadsheet. Then the users don't have to input this information.

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Custom Objects: Current Date and Spreadsheet
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On an otherwise normally functioning form, there are two custom objects, both Current Date fields, which do not appear at allwhen I Merge Data Files into Spreadsheet in Acrobat X Pro. Both fields are set to Calculated-Read Only and Runtime Propertyof Current Date/Time. Is there a way to include the Current Date/Time value when the file is merged into a spreadsheet, maybewith the script editor? And why doesn't a Current Date field show up in a spreadsheet?

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Re: List Box doesn't appear in Spreadsheet
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I just unchecked "Allow Multiple Selection" and the form worked normally. Is there a workaround so that I can save multiple values for one List Box object?

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List Box doesn't appear in Spreadsheet
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I have many other fields in a form that I Reader-enabled, but only the List Box fails to appear. To test it alone, I created a new form with only a list box. I Reader-enabled it and then selected one of the items and saved the form. Then in Acrobat X Pro, I merged that file into a spreadsheet. All that appears is the name of the PDF. There is no column heading for the object and the selected value does not appear. Does the list box work at all? And from this sequence of steps, what am I missing?...

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Current date disappears in spreadsheet
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I've created a form submitted by an email button, and the form has either a current date object or a date/time field. I'm trying both but neither one works. When the email arrives, I open the PDF attachment and can see the date or date and time, but when I "Merge files into a spreadsheet," there is no column for this object. I can see FormCalc in the script window$.rawValue = Concat (Num2Date(Date(), "YYYY-MM-DD"), " ", Num2Time(Time(), "HH:MM:SS")). Does anyone know the reason for this behavior...

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LiveCycle PDF form and SQL Server connection
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I'd really like to move from a server-scripted event registration form to a LiveCycle online PDF form, submitted by email and redirecting the user to a Webpage.The only obstacle I can see is a dropdown list of users, where a user selects his/her name and then proceeds to choose an event, date, and time. On myWebpage form now (scripted in ColdFusion), I use a CFSELECT, which works perfectly. But in looking at LiveCycle, I see that it supports an OLEDB but probablynot a connection to SQL Server or...

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Re: Dynamic URL Parameters on Submit Button
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On the Submit button in Object Properties>Submit to URL, I have the HTTP protocolhttp://www.ourserver.com/formmailer.phpand in the javascript on the button event I havethis.resolveNode("#event").submit.target = "mailto:"+ strToAddress + "?cc=" + strCCAddress + "&subject=" + "LOA request for " + strSuffix + " DSM " + strMgrFirstName + " " + strMgrLastName + " Store# " + strStoreNum + " Region# " + strRegionNum; }This should be the HTTP protocol, too (with more URL params added), which probably sh...

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Dynamic URL Parameters on Submit Button
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When a user clicks this Livecycle form, the Submit to URL is set to http://www.ourserver.com/formmailer.php?CC=strCCAddress, where this parameter is set on the button in the Script Editor, like this. var strToAddress, strCCAddress, strSubject, strMessage, strSuffix, strMgrFirstName, strMgrLastName, strStoreNum, strRegionNum strToAddress = txtToAddress.rawValue;strCCAddress = txtCCAddress.rawValue;strSuffix = form1.Page1.DropDownList1.rawValue;strMgrFirstName = form1.page3.MgrFirstName.rawValue;s...

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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I need some help in passing the form values via query string parameter. The javascript that I already have on the form button looks like this var strToAddress, strCCAddress, strSubject, strMessage, strSuffix, strMgrFirstName, strMgrLastName, strStoreNum, strRegionNum strToAddress = txtToAddress.rawValue;strCCAddress = txtCCAddress.rawValue;strSuffix = form1.Page1.DropDownList1.rawValue;strMgrFirstName = form1.page3.MgrFirstName.rawValue;strMgrLastName = form1.page3.MgrLastName.rawValue;strStoreN...

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Re: Email PDF form on Web server
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Thank you for your suggestions. I'm finding that searching for a simple PHP form is not simple. Do you have one you could recommend or suggest that I try? Also, I read that Acrobat sends data via POST So PHP would grab the fields like this?echo "Email To Address: {$_POST['strToAddress']}"; echo "Email CC Address: {$_POST['strCCAddress']}"; echo "Request Type: {$_POST['strSuffix']}"; echo "Manager First Name:{$_POST['strMgrFirstName']}"; echo "Manager Last Name: {$_POST['strMgrLastName']}"; echo ...

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Re: Email PDF form on Web server
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Thank you. Is there another way to email the form on the server when the user clicks Submit. The email will go to one readonly text field with an address value already entered, and to a CC address, which the user can fill in.

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Re: Email PDF form on Web server
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If "Run at Server" isn't the simple solution to my problem (there is no client email application), then could I copy the javascript code on the Submit button and paste it into a.js file on the server and then in the Object properties of the button point to that .js file? form1.page3.emailSubform.emailToBtn::preSubmit:form - (JavaScript, server)app.execMenuItem("SaveAs");//either way below works//event.target.submitForm({cURL:"mailto:"+ strToAddress + "?cc=" + strCCAddress + "&subject=" + strSubj...

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Email PDF form on Web server
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I have created a PDF form which resides on a Web server. Users follow a Webpage link and fill out the form on their desktop, where there is no email client installed. I noticed in the Script Editor that I can choose "Run at Server." Does this mean that when the user clicks Submit, this code will run on the server and email the form from there?this.resolveNode("#event").submit.target = "mailto:" + strToAddress + "?subject= " + "LOA request for " + strSuffix + " DSM " + strMgrFirstName + " " + str...

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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Great idea! That would do it! Thank you for this solution!

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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Here's the javascript on the Submit button, and I'd like a script that would grab user-entered values in the PDF form in the same way. Is this possible?form1.page3.emailSubform.emailToBtn::preSubmit:form - (JavaScript, client)app.execMenuItem("SaveAs");//either way below works//event.target.submitForm({cURL:"mailto:"+ strToAddress + "?cc=" + strCCAddress + "&subject=" + strSubject + "&body=" + strMessage,cSubmitAs:"PDF",cCharset:"utf-8"});if (txtCCAddress.rawValue == null) {var strToAddress, str...

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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I'm looking for JSP or PHP scripts, and I've found one, but the way scripts work raises a question. This PHP script I'm looking at (http://dbmasters.net/node/18) has hard-coded email addresses entered into the script. What I need is a script that will grab the email address from the PDF form itself and this needs to be a conditional, like this,if the user makes one type of selection in the form, then send to emailTo.rawValue addresselse send to emailTo2.rawValue address.Are there scripts that ca...

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Good enough! Thank you for all your help, which has clarified the situation. I'm off in the hunt for scripts!

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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Yes, let's keep it simple. Can you point me in the direction of a script that will take a PDF that my user fills out and sends to the Web server? The result is that the same PDF form, and the data entered into it, is sent to a To: recipient and to a CC recipient, both of which are fields in the PDF form. Thank you for your suggestions.

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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I've gone on and have come across suggestions about using a CGI script on a Web server. A form submit button could point to a script on a Web server, and the CGI script could parse the form (FDF to PDF, I think) and then email the PDF. Is there a site where I could get a CGI script to get started?.

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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I read somewhere online about PDF form submission via HTTP and SOAP and a WSDL. Can anyone suggest a link or links to sites that can help?

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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I've found out that we can't use PDForMail any longer, for various reasons. What options do I have? The requirements are that the recipient has a PDF form for printing out and for managing form data with Acrobat Pro (merging files into an Excel spreadsheet).

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Re: Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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Thom,Thank you for your response. Without an email client, like Outlook, can a PDF form be emailed to a recipient and arrive as a PDF form? When you write, " But there are many, many ways to do the same thing," that surprises me. I've done a fair amount of Googling, and I don't see many alternatives. Since we already have pdformail.asp, I'm trying to go with that. But, as I described, it doesn't work for my new forms. It works for older forms that the company has been using for a long time, but ...

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Sending a PDF form without a desktop email application
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I developed a PDF form using Livecycle and now discoved that the computers that users have do not have an email client installed. instead, they use OWA. So my Save and Send Email button will save the PDF but not email it. Is there a way to send the PDF (I've read something about http or server-side scripts) that will be automatic so that the user doesn't manually have to attach the saved file to an OWA email and type in an email address? We've used pdformail.asp in the past, but, for some reason...

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Re: Sending email to a user-entered email address
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Niall,Thank you for this explanation. It helps me understand what's behind the behavior I've been seeing. It's very interesting to hear what you say abou the format radio buttons. What a great feature! I'm going to look into how that works.Now I'll take a good look at the new examples you sent. Thank you very much for those.I very much appreciate all your help. I feel much more secure in my understanding of ES2 now.See you in the forums.Sean

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Re: Sending email to a user-entered email address
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Niall,I'm indecisive right now. It seems as though the regular button cannot behave the way the Submit by Email button works. The regular button does not set focus on the first failed filed, no matter how many empty fields there are, whereas the Submit by Email button does this without fail. In your latest example form, what happens if you don't fill any of the required fields? I'm guessing that the setFocus doesn't work.My basic question, then, is "Can I have all the benefits of the Submit by E...

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Re: Sending email to a user-entered email address
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Niall,I'll follow up on the comments you just posted, but in the meantime, I looked at the Report for your Example, finding these warnings.Target version does not support the Color Failed Fields option for form validation. Target Version Reader 9.1 Code 3005Target version does not support the Set Focus option for form validation. Target Version Reader 9.1 Code 3005Target version does not support the Show Dialog Message option for form validation. Target Version Reader 9.1 Code 3003Do these warni...

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Re: Sending email to a user-entered email address
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Niall,Thank you for that screenshot. I see that you filled in two of the three required fields, so that the Your Name field was the only one left that was empty. In that case, the setFocus does indeed work. However, why doesn't it work if all the fields are empty? For example, if I fill in the Your Name field, but not the Subject field, no validation hints fire (no colored fields and no set focus. What should happen is that no matter which required fields are blank, those fields should be colore...

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