Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro - Text Fields, spacing letters

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Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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Besides using 'Comb of Characters' is there any other way that the letters entered into an Adobe Acrobat Text Field could be spaced out?

 

So instead of having a user's input as 'JOHN' for instance as they type it could appear as 'J O H N'.

 

The reason I do not want to use 'Comb of Characters' is that the text fields will not work for me when viewed on a mobile device. 

 

Thanks for any help 😉

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 20, 2022 Apr 20, 2022

Go to the field's Properties and under the Format tab select Custom and paste the following code as the custom Format script:

 

if (event.value) event.value = event.value.split("").join(" ");

 

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try67_0-1650444295957.png

 

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Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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You can use a script for this. But doesn't assume that this will work on mobile devices.

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Thanks for the quick reply and good to know that I might be able to use a script.  The next question I have is where would I get such a script and how would I implement it? I am not a programmer or developer I just try to figure stuff out as I go. Thanks again.

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Do you want to actually change the value of the field, or just make it look like there's a space between each character?

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Yes, I just want to make it look like there's a space between each character.  More for appearance than anything.  I am not changing any values. I have come across a Javascript to split("").join("") but I have no idea how to write it for adobe acrobat or where to put the code block.

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Go to the field's Properties and under the Format tab select Custom and paste the following code as the custom Format script:

 

if (event.value) event.value = event.value.split("").join(" ");

 

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try67_0-1650444295957.png

 

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Nice one, that code works perfectly, on desktop, mobile, and tablet.  Delighted with that, and thanks for all your help.

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I'm surprised to hear it works on mobile devices, but that's good to know!

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