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Not really (at least I don't know how to do that). What you can do is put the script on your clipboard, open the script editor and choose the "change" event from the "Show" drop-down and then click on each field you want to change and paste the script in each. Not very elegant or smart, but it works.

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I used the prePrint event to hide the reference table and that seems to work fine. Thank you!

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Hi,I created a form with an embedded reference table (spans two pages) that the user can access through a show/hide button. I don't want them to leave the table displayed when they save or print the form. In my form, I provide print and save buttons in my form ( I inserted a script that hides the table if the user clicks print or save).However, if the user chooses to print or save through the Reader menu, the table (if displayed) remains displayed and /or prints. Is there any way that I can fix ...

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I have a purchase requisition form with a dynamic table (rows may be added or deleted). Its working pretty good except for one scenario. I have a calculation of state tax in each line because not all items may be taxable. If the user checks the "taxable" radio button before entering the quantity and price, the tax calculation does not occur because clicking the radio button initiates the tax calculation. One solution I have thought of is to hide the radio button until both the Qty. and Price fie...

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In your script editor, at the top left hand corner, there is a drop-down which allows you to associate scripts with events for a particular field. So, if you have a text field, select it in your form and associate a change event script with it.Hope this helps.

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Thanks again Kyle! That was my mistake in checking this yesterday evening (well...I can make the excuse that I was anxious to leave --or more truthfully, didn't think it was important for the content break setting to be true for Table1 when its container was set to break between pages).

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I inherited a rather complex form in which one of the tables (auto-populated by a previous user-populated table) overflows and does not go to the next page. The table in question is wrapped in a flowed subform (allows page breaks) which itself is contained in subform (also flowed with page breaks). The pagination properties of the problematic subform, containing the table that does not go to the next page, are set to "Following Previous" and "Continue Filling Parent"--which seem correct to me. W...

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I think I understand; if I am correct in my understanding then using this.rawValue to set the value of a field with a change event does not work because data binding occurs after the change event has expired--and to the field value last set (which would also explain the time lag and execution of other events before the caption change I requested gets executed) . Thanks again.

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Thanks Kyle,Your solution does work. Any idea why "this.rawValue" does not work?

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Thanks for your suggestion Bibhu,The intent is to have the user make a choice in the dropdown first before filling out the rest of the form since the checkbox in question displays alternate information based on the choice in the dropdown--other settings and entries are not affected. Revision feedback recieved since I started the form requests that I provide some guidance to the user in helping them make the correct choice. So I have redesigned the way the dropdown works, as follows.In the click ...

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There are three values specified in a dropdown list contained in a subform. I want the dropdown value to be set, and the caption of a text field to be changed, by a script which requires the user to answer a question. The problem is with setting the value of the dropdown list itself. It does NOT change. The caption of the text field changes as expected and the message box also displays.In the change event of the dropdown list, I have the following script:var nButton = app.alert({cMsg: "Question"...

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Thanks Kyle,This idea at least resets the check-box and forces the user to reselect...for now I will use this method until anything else comes to mind.Thanks again,Nadeem

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Hi,In the order of filling out my form, the user must first choose between A or B in a dropdown box; the value is required and the default is no value specified.Afterwards, if and when the user selects a checkbox (on of four boxes) my script determines whether A or B is selected. Based on this determination, the form displays Text-A or Text-B.This works fine...unless the user changes the selection in DDbox after selecting the checkbox! The form displays the old text--unless the checkbox is unche...

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Hi Jono,Thanks! That works beautifully.Nadeem

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I see a note at the bottom of your dialog box hinting that the "Remember Me" check box being ticked may have something to do with or maybe its a part of Acrobat Identity preferences.The answer may lie in changing the preferences that have the problematic mailto: address specified as a default.

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The Submit button is included in the Object Library (Window>Object Library). You can drag and drop it on your form. Select the Submit button and open the Object window (Window>Object). Midway in the window you will see a field called URL. Enter the email address in that field (e.g mailto:someone@somwhere.com)

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How do you send a form back to its original state (the state in which it opens)? My form has subforms which are made visible or hidden based on user selection. The canned reset button just resets the input data but does not hide/show fields that are visible/invisible due to user interaction. I don't know the command for re-initializing the form and a quick search turned up nothing.

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Thanks for the pointer. I tried your script in the layoutReady event of the cell but I get the same behavior as before. The cell is initialy hidden, but when I enter data in quantity and unitPrice, the checkbox cell behaves like the Amount cell ( qty * price).

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My form has a table in which one column's cells are check boxes. I would like the check boxes to be only visible when both the quantity and unit price cells are filled out.If I use the following script to hide the checkbox, it becomes my Amount??? which is the column right next to it.taxable.presence = "hidden";I am putting the script in the initialize event of the table.

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I am using the following FormCalc with semi-positive results to generate an .xdp file (click event of a button)xfa.host.exportData("",1); It sort of works OK in Acrobat Pro X (also in the PDF preview of LC ES2) but not at all in Reader X ( I have saving the form enabled, which works fine.)in the instances that it does work, I still get an error message if I cancel the export, see below:Is it possible to have the export function work in Reader? I get the same message as shown above when I attempt...

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I have a reset button in my form to clear all user entries. I have a table with qty/price entries and corresponding fields that calculate sums etc.I would like to add a reset button to clear only the table entries and the corresponding totals. How do I do this?

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How do I export data entered by a user in a dynamic PDF form? Is there a data format similar to FDF files in earlier versions of Acrobat? I want users to be able to save contact information that they reuse when filling out forms. Is there some other way for them to save this info somewhere and then dump it into the form?

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Thanks! I modified it to this: (and it works). The tax rate is a user entry.if ($ == 1) thenstateTax = stateTax + (unitPrice * quantity * stateTaxPercent / 100)elseif ($ ==0) thenstateTax = stateTax - (unitPrice * quantity * stateTaxPercent / 100)endifThanks again!

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Thanks to Jono & WhyIsThisMe for getting me started on my first scripting project! I am almost there with my purchase requisition form (90% made from the tutorial). Everything works except for the Taxable columnI can't figure out the correct syntax for checking the value of the check-box in the Taxable column and then doing the calculation for Tax based on the User entry in the Tax% field (total * stateTaxPercent / 100)I basically want to do the calculation only when the taxable = 1 and display ...

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Thanks! It works like a charmCheersNadeem

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Can I make a text field display in "all caps" regardless of how the user entered the text?

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Hi Jono & WITMe,Thanks for your suggestions and pointers to resources. I think I have a much better idea regrading the path to take...and a lot of learning to do along the way.Thanks again!Nadeem

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I was planning to get the first row working properly and then just cloning the following rows (6 in all) and then giving unique identifiers to Qty., Unit Price, and Total. Seems very cumbersome, which is why I thought it might be a good idea to get advice regarding my intended direction first.What would be slick is the ability to generate rows as needed (which is what I think you are hinting at with subforms) with a limit of no more than six instances.I really appreciate your feedback and advice...

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Thanks! I'll take a look. I had started with a table but switched to individual fields because i thought that might be simpler...apparently not.

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